Brainstorm at least two pieces of vocabulary into each of the categories below:
People associated with buildings
Materials associated with buildings
Equipment that architects use
Parts of a room
Parts of a house or flat
Parts of a building
Types of house
Types of other buildings
Things architects do and produce
Match the groups of words below to the categories above.
Socket Air conditioning
Double glazing Handle
Fitted kitchen Open-plan dining room/ kitchen
(Roof top) terrace Veranda
Ground floor/ First floor Fire escape
Lift/ Elevator Bicycle racks
Basement/ Cellar Roof
Communal area Lobby
Gate Partition wall
Window cleaning cradle Skylight
Detached house Semi-detached house
Terraced house Bungalow
Block of flats/ Apartment building Old people’s home/ Nursing home
Care home Community centre
Multi storey car park Skyscraper
Luxury flats/ Condo Shopping centre/ Mall
Studio flats Health centre/ clinic
Hospital Department store
Brick Reinforced concrete
CAD programmes Pen tablet
Set square Ruler
Protractor Rubber/ Eraser
Foam/ Styrofoam Automatic pencil/ Mechanical pencil
Sketch 3D model
Concierge Security guard
Surveyor Site manager
Landscape architect Plumber
Electrician Civil engineer
Interior designer Decorator
Safety inspector Roofer
Plasterer Architectural engineer
Choose one of the words above that you know and explain which one you are thinking of without using any part of its name until your partner works out which one you are talking about.
Useful language for describing things
You can find it…
It’s used for…
It’s (usually/ always) made of…
What are the differences between the words above divided by dashes (/)?
Which categories above are and aren’t useful for you to talk about your work?
In the categories which are useful, which words are and aren’t useful?
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