Home Furnishings – Elementary Level – Lesson 1


CASE STUDY – IKEA

Learning Points
Film exercise: IKEA (1 minute)
Grammar: ‘How’ questions
Vocabulary: Furniture

 

In the film the narrator talks about innovation: What is ‘innovation’?
Answer: A new method or a new idea.

FILM EXERCISE: Watch the film and understand the information.

 

GRAMMAR: Questions using ‘HOW’

Asking about action
How do you assemble this table?

Asking about quantity and amount
How much (non-countable), How many (countable), How old (age)
How much does the bed cost?
How many people work here?
How old are you?

Asking about situations: How are you?

Asking about time – how long: How long is the meeting?

Asking about distance – how far away: How far away is IKEA?

Asking about frequency – how often: How often do you visit the shop?

Asking about dimensions – how big / small: How big is the shop?

EXERCISE: Think of questions to ask using ‘how’ e.g. 
Question: How long is the film? 
Answer: 2 hours

 

VOCABULARY of FURNITURE

Vocabulary of Furniture: sofa – rug – floor lamp – coffee table – cushion – plant pot – picture – curtains – shelves

EXERCISE: Look at the picture above and identify the furniture e.g.

Cushion

Sofa

 

Now take the TEST below. Based on the film, the grammar, and the vocabulary in this unit.

 

 5%
1.

What is this?

2. Film Question: What is innovative about flat-pack furniture?
3. How .......... do you shop at IKEA?

Answer: Every month

4.

What is this?

5. How .......... is the sofa?

Answer: $500

6. How .......... you today?

Answer: Fine, thank you.

7.

What is this?

8. How ......... water is in the bottle?

Answer: 1 litre

9. Film Question: What does 'flat-pack' mean?
10. Question: What is innovation?
11.

What is this?

12. How .......... is the IKEA store from here?

Answer: 1km

13. How .......... is the office?

Answer: It is small.

14.

What is this?

15.

What is this?

16.

What is this?

17.

What is this?

18. How .......... is the meeting?

Answer: One hour

19. Film Question: What happened in 1956?
20. How ...........people have bought the new chair?

Answer: 3,000

21.

What are these?