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ESL Apartment Vocabulary Lesson

Giving An Apartment Tour

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Video Length: 2:08

Updated on: 05/28/2023

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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ESL Apartment Vocabulary Lesson Description


This ESL apartment vocabulary lesson plan contains activities, PDF worksheets, and digital materials for B1 intermediate students. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to give a tour of an apartment. In addition, they will understand and be able to discuss the different elements and furnishings of an apartment.


This ESL lesson on apartment vocabulary, tours, and furnishings starts by having students label different parts of a house. They use pictures and match appliances and furnishings to images. Students then do some discussion questions about apartments and which appliances or furnishings they don't have at home. In the exercise, they can use provided phrases to talk about their preferences. At the end of this section, they explore what generally happens during an apartment or house tour and discuss some reasons why people give such tours.


Students watch a video of travel vlogger Eileen giving a tour of her apartment in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. They complete listening activities focusing on furnishings, appliances, and general descriptions of spaces within the apartment. After the viewing, students answer short comprehension questions to check their understanding.


In the first post-viewing exercise, students discuss whether Eileen's apartment is a long-term home and if they would want to live there. This is followed by a conversational exercise where they use adjectives to describe different apartment areas. It ends with an activity where they apply these terms in conversations about their own living spaces.


In this activation, students assume the roles of either giving a tour of a beach condo or a cabin house. They then do an interactive exercise in which they vividly describe an imaginary living space using some of the apartment vocabulary they've learned. They combine this vocabulary with phrases and adjectives such as "beautiful," "huge," "just perfect," and "I absolutely love…"

Benefits of using this ESL apartment vocabulary lesson:

Apartment tours and discussions about furnishings are common experiences people have, whether they are moving, traveling, or simply visiting friends. Teaching about this provides students with practical vocabulary and conversational skills they will use in real-life situations.

This lesson enables students to express preferences when it comes to apartments and houses. Whether they're discussing rental options, talking to a real estate agent, or simply sharing their dream home ideas with friends, students will find this vocabulary immediately useful.

Focusing on apartment tours and furnishings helps students practice descriptive language in an engaging context. This lesson introduces them to adjectives and phrases that will enrich their language skills, enabling them to express themselves more clearly and effectively in conversations about living spaces.

In summary, this ESL lesson on apartment vocabulary and apartment tours works well with students because it’s an everyday scenario that everyone can relate to. If you're looking for an interesting approach to teaching apartment vocabulary and practical expressions to intermediate students, this is the lesson plan for you!

Video Description

Eileen settled into the first stop on her nomadic adventure: Puerto Escondido, Mexico! In this video, she invites you inside for an apartment tour of the place she's calling home while living on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Come on in :)

Lesson Activities


Apartment/House Furnishings, Appliances, Tours


Parts of the Apartment, Furnishings/Appliances, Short Answers


Parts of the Apartment, Appliances, Furnishings, Adjectives, Phrases


Beach Condo/Cabin House Tour, Quiz & Review, Lesson Reflection

Lesson Topics

Apartment Tours, Furnishings, Appliances

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