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Vocabulary of Objects in English (School, Home, City, and Places) | Learn new words

    Who said everyday items and places are boring? Today, we’ll explore the items you see around all the time and everyday places. A quick – but helpful – tour of words that’ll keep you engaged! Ready to dive in?

    How to name Common Objects and Places in English

    In this article, we will learn some vocabulary, starting with common objects and then moving on to places. Let’s get started!

    Vocabulary of the house in English

    Common objects are part of our vocabulary and everyday communication. When learning the names of common objects, it could be helpful to start with naming the common objects at home. Some examples of household objects in English include:

    • Cupboard
    • Pillow
    • Coffee maker
    • Bed
    • Spoon
    • Blanket
    • Knife
    • Stove
    • Sink
    • Washing machine
    • Pot
    • Dish
    • Fridge
    • Sofa
    • Stool
    • Cup
    • Television
    • Glass

    Vocabulary of the school in English

    Whether you’re attending classes online or in a physical setting, it’s crucial to be familiar with the names of items that are commonly found in a classroom.

    For instance,

    • Globe
    • Highlighter
    • Chalkboard
    • Calculator
    • Eraser
    • Microphone
    • Projector
    • Sticky notes
    • Water bottle
    • Pen
    • Notebook
    • Desk
    • Pencil
    • Book
    • Chair
    • Backpack
    • Paper
    • Glue
    • Door
    • Ruler
    • Whiteboard
    • Window
    • Clock
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    Lexicon of places in English

    • Countries:The United States, France.
    • Cities: New York City, Paris.
    • Towns and villages: Springfield. So you need to know that a town is smaller than a city, a city is smaller than a country
    • Houses
    • Schools: like the university
    • Hospitals: General Hospital
    • Malls
    • Parks
    • Lakes
    • Rivers
    • Forests
    • Mountains
    • Libraries
    • Cafes/Restaurants
    • Theatres
    • Stadiums
    • Airports
    • Train Stations
    • Bus stops
    • Offices
    • Factories
    • Warehouses
    • Beaches
    • Playgrounds
    • Clubs: like Country Clubs

    Places in the city vocabulary in English

    Places in the city are important to know when navigating a city. Here are some examples of places in the city! Note that the names can be different based on where you are coming from, US or UK.

    • City centre (UK)/ City centre (US)
    • Car park (UK)/ Parking lot (US)
    • Telephone box (UK)/ Telephone booth (US)
    • Pavement (UK)/ Sidewalk (US)
    • Cycle path (UK)/ Bicycle path (US)
    • Traffic jam
    • Street lights
    • Crossroads
    • Flyover (UK)/ Overpass (US)
    • Underpass
    • Roundabout
    • Pedestrian crossing (UK)/ Crosswalk (US)
    • Road sign
    • Traffic lights
    • School
    • Library
    • Bookstore
    • Post Office
    • Pharmacy
    • Hospital

    Choose the correct article!

    Let’s look at the articles we use when naming buildings or mountains or lakes.

    When naming buildings, use the article “The” before the name of the building. For example, «We have the Marriotts hotel, The Emperors palace

    When naming mountains, use the definite article “The“. For example, «The rocky mountain, The Himalayan Mountain.»

    Do not useThe” with mounts and lakes. For example, «He can see mount Fuji. I live by Lake Ontario

    Use the definite article “The” for names of seas, rivers and oceans. For example, «The Pacific Ocean, the Nile River, the Panama Canal

    We also use the definite article “The” with names that have the preposition “Of“. For example, «The University of…., The republic of.., The Island of….»

    Like we saw in the video when naming countries, we use the definite article “The” when naming countries that have words like Unions, Emirates, Kingdom. Like the United Kingdom, The United Arab Emirates, The United States.

    Great! We have reached the end of this lesson. I promise you won’t get lost anymore! If you want to continue studying, review the video about Vocabulary for Countries, Nationalities, and Languages in English!

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