Episode 8: Home Sweet Home

In this episode you are taking a step inside our homes! We’re talking all about where we live and giving important language for anyone who may move abroad and live in the US or the UK.


Learn about the ways to talk about and describe your home, ask questions, and about very interesting differences between American and British English. We give several words that are different, and explain some idioms, too!

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Podcast Notes:

For more learning, including the full vocabulary list and definitions (from below), a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.

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Vocabulary Sample:

stucco:  

drought resistant plants: 

semi-detached house: 

settle down: 

patio:

vines:

Language Focus - British VS American English Differences

British English                                         |                                American English

at the weekend                                                                   on/over the weekend

garden                                                                                   yard

ground floor                                                                         first floor

floor/floors                                                                           story/stories

flat                                                                                        apartment

 

download the episode guide for more information about how to use these different words

Idioms and Adjective Differences

Idioms

to be in for a treat: to receive or experience something that is unexpected, often in a pleasant way

to bear in mind: to keep something in your thoughts; to remember something

Adjective Differences

dirty: not clean or unsanitary

messy: not tidy or organized

Don’t confuse the words dirty and messy as they are very different! “Dirty” is quite negative and can be used to say that something is unsanitary (not healthy) or disgusting. This can be full of germs, dirt, etc.. However, “messy” refers to how organized a person or place is. It can be synonymous with “unorganized” or “untidy” and just look careless.

 

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your favorite room in the house! Is it inside or outside?

Additionally you can answer the following question:

Can you describe your house using the terms from today’s episode? (ie: apartment, semi-detached house, garden, yard, patio, etc…)

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