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In the Bedroom: Sleep, Study, Dress
Bedrooms are used for sleeping, for recovering from illnesses, for storing clothing and for changing clothes. Some children have desks in their bedrooms for doing their school work. They also store their toys and books in their bedrooms. Many homes have a Master Bathroom connected to the Master Bedroom, for the use of the parents or adults in a home.
|Fred is making his bed. This means arranging the sheets abd blanket neatly.||
Chest of drawers with six drawers.
|Some bedrooms have a nightstand beside the bed.||This is a single bed with a head board and a foot board.|
|The girls are sitting on the twin beds.||This is a dresser with a mirror.|
Beds come in many different sizes and styles. There are cribs for babies, cots for children or temporary guests, twin or single beds (39" by 75") for one person, full or double beds (54" by 75") for two friendly people, queen beds (60" by 80") for two adults, and king beds (72" by 80") for two or more adults who like to stretch out. All these different beds come with mattresses made from cotton or other types of batting, or from various types of foam, or with metal springs or coils covered with fabric, cotton and foam.
Most bedrooms will also have places in which you can keep or store your clothing, shoes and other personal articles. Some beds have bookcase headboards where one can place clocks, radios, pictures, books or other items. Many bedrooms will have one or more nightstands, small tables with drawers or compartments in which you can keep small articles like bottles of pills or other medicines, toys, books, combs or brushes, etc. Most bedrooms will also have one or more chest of drawers and a dresser with a mirror. These are where people keep their socks, hosiery, underwear, foldable shirts, shorts and trousers. Finally, most bedrooms will have a closet or a wardrobe for storing shoes and clothes that need to be hung up, such as dress shirts and slacks. Shoes can be stored in special shoe racks or shelves or just placed on the floor.
|A woman's shirt is usually called a blouse.||This is a pair of post ear rings, even though they are not rings.|
|This is a woman's undergarment called a bra or a brassiere.||Girls and women wear bracelets around their wrists.|
Expressions used in the bedroom:
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|Bed with bedspread and teddy bear||Bikini panties like these are worn by girls or young women.|
|Both boys and girls carry their school books in backpacks.||Women sometimes put on lipstick to color their lips.|
Pants like these made of denim are called jeans or blue jeans.
|Many women wear high-heeled shoes.|
Exercise A, Verbs used in the bedroom: Write a meaning for each verb that has to do with an activity that takes place in a bedroom, then use that word in a sentence. (Example: change = put something else in place of the original item. "Jim changed his shoes when he came home from work.") You may print out this lesson from the web page.
|Verb||Meaning||Used in a sentence|
|make, makes, made, making, made|
|change, changes, changed, changing, changed|
|sleep, sleeps, slept, sleeping, slept|
|lie, lies, lay, lying, lain|
|hang, hangs, hung, hanging, hung|
|fold, folds, folded, -folding, -folded|
|store, stores, -stored, storing, stored|
|pick up, picks up, picked up, picking up, picked up|
|take off, takes off, took off, taking off, took off|
|put on, puts on, put on, putting on, put on|
|tie, ties, -tied, tying, tied|
|wake, wakes, waked (woke), waking, waked (woken)|
|Men's pants are also called slacks or trousers.||This is a man's long-sleeved shirt.|
|Many people wear sandals in the summer.||This is a pair of men's dress shoes.|
|This is a skirt. Women wear them with a blouse or sweater.||Bed with bedspread and teddy bear|
Exercise B, Nouns found in a bedroom: After each noun, write a meaning that could be found in a bedroom.
|chest of drawers||blanket|
|cedar chest||night stand|
|toy box (chest)||desk|
|jeans (blue jeans)||belt|
|Two children can sleep in a bunk bed like this.||Many girls would love to sleep in a canopy bed.|
|Ruth is looking in the vanity mirror to put on her lipstick.||Zippers are used to close pants, skirts or dresses.|
|This is one type of alarm clock.||This is an innerspring mattress.|
Exercise C: Use words from the Noun list to fill the blanks in the following sentences.
1. When he came home from the office, Mr. Anthony took off his ____________ and his __________ and hung them in the ___________.
2. Jane put on a pair of ____________ and a pair of ___________ to go jogging.
3. When two children share the same bedroom, they often sleep on ______________.
4. I like to sleep with two ____________ under my head and a ___________ and ___________ over my body.
5. Most boys wear a ____________ and a pair of_______________ to school.
6. Most men use a ___________ to hold their _____________ up.
7. Women use ______________ made of wood, metal or plastic to hang their ___________ and _____________ in the _______________.
8. When you change a bed, you should put on clean _____________ and ____________.
9. Some people hang their clothes in a ______________ if there is not enough room in the ___________.
10. Children do their school work on a ____________ and keep their toys in a _____________.
1. suit (sport coat, slacks, trousers), neck tie, closet
2. shorts, sneakers (running shoes)
3. bunk beds (twin beds)
4. pillows, sheet, blanket (comforter, bed spread)
5. shirt, pants (shoes, sneakers, socks, other possibilities)
6. belt, pants (slacks, trousers)
7. coat hangers (clothes hangers), skirts, blouses (dresses), closet
8. sheets, pillow cases
9. wardrobe, closet
10. desk, toy box (toy chest)
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