Jen’s English Tip – Home or House
Home or House
We use the noun â€˜houseâ€™ to talk about a building where people live.
‘Thatâ€™s my house, on the left.’
‘My house has a red roof.’
We often talk about the house that someone lives in:
‘I’m going to Oscar’s house after school.â€™
‘We are having a party at Kateâ€™s house.’
Sometimes we even leave out the word ‘house’:
‘We are having a party at Kateâ€™s.’
Unpacking at home
The word â€˜homeâ€™ is not used to talk about a building.Itâ€™s used in a more emotional way, to talk about the place where you live.
‘I can’t wait to get home and relax.’
‘We will be at home tonight if you want to visit.’
‘I’m going home now. See you tomorrow.’
It’s important to note that your ‘home’ does not need to be a ‘house’ – it can be an apartment, a room, a tent, even a boat!The important thing is that you live and feel comfortable there.
‘I have moved into a new apartment, but it doesnâ€™t feel like home yet.’
‘Now that I have unpacked all my books, it really feels like home.’
All of Jenâ€™s students say she is the best Thai teacher they have had because she is patient with them and teaches at their pace with no pressure to learn quickly.
Jen teaches at her home in Chiang Rai and can be reached on 0814 726 644
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