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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116055: Vocabulary: DIY and hobbies...
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Tales | The house [Change theme]
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    Vocabulary: DIY and hobbies...

    Decorating their homes is often a pleasure for men... and women! Painting and wallpapering rooms can be made rather easily, with a little experience or meticulously following DIY - do it yourself-  tutorials.


    Yet, you must be extremely careful if you think you may turn yourself into an electrician, or a plumber... You might have huge problems...

    Everyone of you, respecting and following their capacities, can do very varied activities enabling you to express your talents and give free rein to your creativity



                a ladder 

      Paint tins/cans and brushes

     Removing/peeling wallpaper


              Paint brushes    

            A paint roller


        Paste/brushes and rolls

    Working with paint and brushes for the sake of Art... and the sense of Beauty...

                Water colours              "Gouache"              A drawing                  Charcoal

    II) If you are very experienced, you may try to start working  WOOD, be a joiner, or even try to be an electrician or a plumber/ welder, taking great care of the consequences, since a non-professional's work can have terrible or disastrous consequences. 

                          A joiner

            A hammer and nails

                             A wood saw

              An electric drill


               An electrician       

         Bulbs/ plugs/ sockets   


                 To measure
                     A plumber

             A water leak    

           A spanner/ a wrench    

                 A meter/metre       


    If changing the decoration of your house is not of much interest to you,  or if you don't really feel like rolling up your sleeves,  you may engage in another different hobby or activity.

    Sewing is one of them. It can be useful on a day to day basis, to sew up buttons, or do a stitch or two, but also to invent, create and make original clothes (or have them made). Everyone may hope to become a "Grand Couturier", promoting luxury and glamour in a country: we should remember that most of the famous "Grands Couturiers" in the world, are males. 

     To sew up a button   To stitch 
     To darn  To embroider     
     a stitch

     a spool of thread   


                 A sewing machine         

             A needle and thread      

            a tape-measure      


                    A reel of thread                     Ribbons                         A thimble                             Lace

                    "Haute Couture"             

                      Balls of wool       

                     Knitting needles         


    Well, well! If you know how to use this vocabulary, you'll be able to pass this test brilliantly!   Go for it! 


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    1. Oh great, Mom! I can see that there's no longer a bucket under the radiator... The must have repaired the ...

    2. Dad said he was going to my room while I'm away. Once he has the old wallpaper, he'll use a to clean the ceiling, and then he'll my room blue.

    3. 'When the room is done, I'll ask Dad to lend me a to hang a holiday picture. ' 'Of course not... Dad will use his to hang it up.'

    4. Can you ask Dad to put a near my desk, so that I can my new desk-lamp?

    5. When , GrandMa always asks me to her for her. She also says she can't sew or without a .



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