Dimensions Game- Architecture

Level: Intermediate

Topic: Buildings & construction

Grammar Topic: Vocabulary

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Architecture Dimensions Guessing game

Choose one of the objects on the second page and describe it until your partner guesses  
which one you are talking about. They can only guess once for each sentence you say. All  
sentences must have a number in them, e.g. by using the phrases below. 

Useful phrases

Dimensions
It weighs…
It is … high/ wide/ tall/ long/ thick.
It’s dimension are… by … (by…)
Its surface area/ volume/ radius/ circumference/ height/ width/ length is…
Its biggest/ smallest/ most important part is…
The biggest/ heaviest/ smallest/ lightest example of this is…
It weighs/ costs twice/ three times/ four times as much as…

Other properties
It costs…
It lasts for…
You need… to use it/ make it./ It’s made of (more or less)… parts. 
You can draw one with… circles/ squares/ rectangles/ ovals/ triangles. 

Other numbers
There are… in this office/ building/ street/ area/ town.
It was invented in…/ The first one in this city/ country…/ It has been around 
for…
I see/ use/ pass this … a day/ week/ month/ year.
It’s usually… above the ground/ from the door.
The one I designed/ use/ usually see/ have is…

Approximating
Approximately/ About/ Around/ More or less
Between … and…
(Just) under/ Less than/ Up to – (Just) over/ More than
(Almost) exactly…
Almost…
On average…
I imagine/ estimate/ think…

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011

(Door) knob

(Roof top) terrace

(Indoor) pool

3D model

Air conditioner 

Air vent

Mechanical pencil 

Apartment building 

Balcony

Bay window

Barbed wire

Beam

Bicycle rack

Blueprint

Brick

Built in cupboard

Bungalow

CAD programmes

Cafeteria

Care home

Carpet tile

Ceiling

Chandelier

Chimney

Community centre

Compass

Cottage

Courtyard

Cubicle

Department store

Doorstep

Double glazing

Double glazing

Drain

Driveway

Eaves

Fence

Fire alarm (bell)

Fireplace

Floor

Foam/ Styrofoam

Foundation

Fountain

French windows

Front desk/ reception

Gate

GPS

Greenhouse

Gutter

Gym

Handle

Health centre/ Clinic

Helicopter landing pad

Hinge

Hospital

Intercom

Lawn

Lift/ Elevator

Lobby

Loft

Mansion

Metre rule

Multi storey car park

Nail gun

Path

Patio

Pavement/ Sidewalk

Pen tablet

Penthouse

Pipe

Plank

Plaster

Playground

Pond

Pot of paint

Protractor

Reinforced concrete

Retina scanner

Roll of wallpaper

Roof tile

Rubber/ Eraser

Ruler

Screw

Security cameras

Set square

Shopping centre/ Mall

Skylight

Skyscraper

Smoking area

Socket

Stained glass window

Statue

Steeple

Stone

Store room/ warehouse

Strip lights

Studio flat

Surveying equipment

Tape measure

Thatch

Tube of glue

Veranda

Waiting room

Walk in wardrobe

Window cleaning cradle

Do the same with other objects connected to your work.

What other ways could you describe those things (not including numbers)?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011