English Vocabulary for Places to Live

Learn Different Types of Houses in English

This is a lesson to help you learn English vocabulary on houses and different places to live. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

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Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "places to live" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "places to live" category:
  • apartment block, bungalow, camper van, castle, cave, cottage, detached house, house boat, hut, igloo, lighthouse, mansion, semi-detached house, tent, terraced house, treehouse, villa, windmill
apartment block

apartment block

  • An apartment block is a tall building that contains multiple apartments or flats where people live.
  • Many city dwellers choose to reside in an apartment block for its convenience and access to amenities.
  • Residents of an apartment block often share common areas like hallways and elevators.
bungalow

bungalow

  • A bungalow is a single-story house with a simple and open floor plan, making it easy to move around.
  • Some people prefer bungalows because they don't have stairs, which can be more accessible for individuals with mobility challenges.
  • Bungalows often feature a front porch or veranda where residents can relax and enjoy the outdoors.
camper van

camper van

  • A camper van is a compact vehicle equipped with living amenities, making it suitable for travel and camping adventures.
  • Many families and adventurers choose to explore nature in a camper van to experience the freedom of the open road.
  • Inside a camper van, you can find a small kitchen, sleeping area, and sometimes even a bathroom.
castle

castle

  • A castle is a large and grand fortress, often with towers, battlements, and a moat, historically used for protection and as a noble residence.
  • Castles are iconic symbols of history and medieval times, and many of them are now open to the public for tours.
  • Visiting a castle can transport you back in time to a world of knights, kings, and queens.
cave

cave

  • A cave is a natural underground hollow or passage, formed over time by geological processes.
  • Exploring a cave can be an exciting adventure, with many caves featuring unique rock formations and hidden chambers.
  • Some animals, such as bats, use caves as their homes, while humans often visit them for recreational spelunking or scientific research.
cottage

cottage

  • A cottage is a small and cozy house, often located in rural or scenic areas, providing a charming and peaceful retreat.
  • Many people choose to stay in a cottage for a vacation to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the countryside.
  • Cottages may have features like thatched roofs and flower-filled gardens, adding to their picturesque appeal.
detached house

detached house

  • A detached house is a standalone residential building not connected to any other houses, offering more privacy and space.
  • Homeowners of detached houses have the advantage of having their own yard and garden space.
  • Detached houses can come in various architectural styles and sizes to suit different preferences and needs.
house boat

house boat

  • A house boat is a floating dwelling that combines the features of a house and a boat, allowing people to live on the water.
  • Living on a house boat provides a unique and waterfront lifestyle, with scenic views right outside the window.
  • House boats often include living quarters, kitchen facilities, and sometimes even a deck for outdoor activities.
hut

hut

  • A hut is a simple and small shelter, typically made of natural materials like wood, thatch, or mud.
  • In some remote and rural areas, people still live in traditional huts as their primary dwellings.
  • Huts can be used for various purposes, including temporary camping, storage, or as cozy hideaways in natural settings.
igloo

igloo

  • An igloo is a dome-shaped snow shelter built by indigenous people in cold Arctic regions, such as the Inuit.
  • These unique structures are constructed from blocks of snow and provide insulation against freezing temperatures.
  • Inside an igloo, it's relatively warm and comfortable despite the harsh conditions outside.
lighthouse

lighthouse

  • A lighthouse is a tall tower with a powerful light at the top, used to guide ships and boats safely through coastal areas and rocky shores.
  • Lighthouses are iconic maritime landmarks and often have historic significance.
  • Visiting a lighthouse can offer breathtaking views of the sea and coastline.
mansion

mansion

  • A mansion is a large and luxurious residence, often associated with wealth and opulence.
  • Mansions may have multiple floors, grand entrances, and extensive grounds or gardens.
  • Some mansions are historical landmarks and open to the public for tours.
semi-detached house

semi-detached house

  • A semi-detached house is a residential building that shares one wall with another house while having a separate entrance and living space.
  • Neighbors in semi-detached houses often share a common wall but have their own yards and interior spaces.
  • This housing style is common in suburban areas and offers a balance between detached and attached living.
tent

tent

  • A tent is a portable and temporary shelter made of fabric, often used for camping or outdoor events.
  • Setting up a tent involves assembling poles and securing the fabric to create a cozy and weatherproof enclosure.
  • Many people enjoy sleeping under the stars in a tent while camping in the great outdoors.
terraced house

terraced house

  • A terraced house is a type of residential building that shares both side walls with neighboring houses, forming a row of connected homes.
  • Terraced houses are common in urban areas and can offer a sense of community among neighbors.
  • These homes often have multiple stories and a uniform appearance along the street.
treehouse

treehouse

  • A treehouse is a small and elevated structure built in the branches of a tree, often used as a play area or cozy hideout.
  • Children and nature enthusiasts enjoy spending time in a treehouse to experience a unique perspective in the treetops.
  • Treehouses are places of imagination and adventure, surrounded by the beauty of nature.
villa

villa

  • A villa is a spacious and elegant residence, typically located in scenic or resort destinations, offering luxurious amenities and beautiful surroundings.
  • Many people choose to stay in a villa for vacations to enjoy privacy and a sense of opulence.
  • Villas often feature private pools, lush gardens, and stunning views of the landscape.
windmill

windmill

  • A windmill is a tall structure with large blades that harness the power of the wind to generate energy, often used for milling grain or pumping water.
  • Traditional windmills have a charming and rustic appearance, and some are still operational today.
  • Visiting a windmill can provide insight into historic milling techniques and renewable energy sources.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.