Houses

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 8

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
accommodationnoun

a temporary place for someone to live or stay in, often also including board (food and other services)

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attic
atticnoun

a room or space just below the roof of a house, often used for storage

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balcony
balconynoun

a platform above the ground level and on the outside wall of a building that we can get into from the upper floor

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basement
basementnoun

a room or area in a building, partly or completely below the ground level

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built-inadjective

included as a part of something and not separated from it

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ceiling
ceilingnoun

the upper inside surface of a room that we can see when we look up

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closet
closetnoun

a cupboard built into the wall of a room from the floor to the ceiling, used for storage

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to decorateverb

to put paint, patterns, etc. on the inside of a house or room in order to make it more beautiful

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doorstepnoun

a small step in front of the main door of a building or house

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entrance
entrancenoun

an opening like a door, gate, or passage that we can use to enter a building, room, etc.

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exterioradjective

relating to or situated on the outside of something

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first floor
first floornoun

the floor of a building which has the same level as the street level

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ground floor
ground floornoun

the floor of a building at ground level

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indooradjective

run, situated, or practiced inside a building

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interioradjective

relating to or situated on the inside of something

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landlord
landlordnoun

the owner of a house or a piece of land that rents it to someone for a regular payment

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leasenoun

a property or piece of land that is rented for a specified time and price

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outdooradjective

happening, located, or used outside

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to rent
to rentverb

(of an owner) to let someone use a property, car, etc. for a particular time

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tenant
tenantnoun

someone who pays rent to live in someone else's house, room, etc.

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landmarknoun

something such as a building, tree, etc. that is easy to recognize, which we can use to know where we are

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upstairs
upstairsadverb

on or to an upper floor of a building

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downstairs
downstairsadverb

on or to a lower floor, particularly the ground floor; down the stairs

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studio
studionoun

a tiny apartment that has only one main room

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staircase
staircasenoun

a set of stairs enclosed with the banister or walls

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dormitorynoun

a college or university building in which students reside

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residential
residentialadjective

designed for people to live in; relating to houses where people live

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to occupyverb

to live in a place that is either rented or owned

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houseworknoun

regular work done in a house, especially cleaning, washing, etc.

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heating
heatingnoun

equipment or devices used to make a room or building warm

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tap
tapnoun

an object that controls the flow of liquid or gas from a container or pipe

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