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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing furniture and fittings 2 matters.

Listen to armchair - chair with the support on each side for arms
Listen to blind UK / window shade US - an opaque window blind that can cover or uncover a window
Listen to boiler - a tank in which water is heated or hot water is stored
Listen to carpet - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric
Listen to central heating - a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
Listen to curtains UK / drapes US - hanging cloth used as a blind, especially for a window
Listen to deck chair - a folding chair for use outdoors, beach chair
Listen to doorbell - a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
Listen to doormat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
Listen to folding chair - a chair that can be folded flat for storage
Listen to mirror - a polished or smooth surface (as of glass) that forms images by reflection
Listen to parquet floor - a floor made of parquetry
Listen to radiator - heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings
Listen to rocking chair - a chair mounted on rockers
Listen to rubbish bin - waste bin, garbage can
Listen to rug - a floor mat of an animal pelt
Listen to stool - a simple seat without a back or arms
Listen to swivel chair - a chair that swivels on its base
Listen to wastepaper basket - a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish


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 Folding chairs in all colours and finishes to suit your requirements.
Listen to Did you look at yourself in the mirror?
Listen to Draw the curtains, please.
Listen to Whether you're looking for carpet, carpet care, parquet flooring, laminate flooring or area rugs Carpet-plus is where great floors begin.
Listen to Stay-in-place doormat is heavy enough to stay flat and in place in front of your entry door.
Listen to Central heating, once considered a luxury, is now an affordable basic requirement in most homes.
Listen to Household rubbish bins are emptied weekly on the indicated day on your recycling calendar.
Listen to If your doorbell button isn't working, visitors are left clueless.



   






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