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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing furniture and fittings 1 matters.

Listen to bathtub or bath - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
Listen to bookcase - a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books
Listen to chest of drawers UK/ bureau US - furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
Listen to cooker - a utensil for cooking
Listen to cupboard - a closet with shelves where dishes, utensils or food is kept
Listen to dishwasher - a machine for washing dishes
Listen to drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
Listen to dryer - an appliance that removes moisture
Listen to fittings - small and often standardized accessories to a larger system
Listen to freezer - electric refrigerator in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
Listen to hair-dryer - a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair; used for styling hair
Listen to power point UK / electric socket US - a wall socket, an electric outlet
Listen to refrigerator - a room or appliance for keeping food or other items cool
Listen to restroom US / bathroom UK - a toilet that is available to the public
Listen to scales - an instrument or machine for weighing
Listen to shelf - one of several similar pieces in a closet, bookcase or similar structure
Listen to shower - a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
Listen to sideboard - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of the dining room; has shelves and drawers
Listen to standard lamp UK or floor lamp US - a lamp that stands on the floor
Listen to switch - a device for making, breaking or changing the connections in an electrical circuit
Listen to tap or faucet - a faucet for drawing water from a pipe
Listen to tea trolley UK or tea wagon US - serving cart for serving tea or light refreshments
Listen to vacuum cleaner or hoover in the UK - an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
Listen to wardrobe - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Listen to washbasin - a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face
Listen to washing machine - a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to Bathroom fittings at discount prices from Europebath. We offer an enormous range with discount savings of up to 40% compared to the high street.
Listen to The primary reason for using a fume cupboard is to provide safe working.
Listen to Fashion and wardrobe consultants focus on colours, styles, accessories, and even hair and makeup.
Listen to Manufacturers have the responsibility to determine shelf life for products, as part of their responsibility to establish product safety.
Listen to This chest of drawers is one of the biggest bargains youŽll find.
Listen to Lease elegant portable restroom facilities for special events, parties, corporate affairs and weddings.
Listen to How does the refrigerator energy consumption change with the seasons?
Listen to The earliest washing machine, the scrub board, was invented in 1797 - the first electric powered washing machine in 1908.
Listen to Electric vacuum cleaners have been helping us keep our homes clean for over a century.
Listen to The first hair dryer was the vacuum cleaner.
Listen to Accommodation composed of double bedroom with two wardrobes, living room convertible to sleep two, bathroom with shower, WC, wash-basin, mirror and 220V electric socket.


   






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