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    Vocabulary: room, place or space


    Even if their level of English is quite good, High School Students seldom hesitate to use a word indicating "a spot, a place, a space, a location, a site, room, a square"... Yet, these words are not strictly interchangeable. 


    1)  PLACE: (countable) means "a portion of space occupied by a person or thing". It can also refer to a home, somebody's "house" or "flat", sometimes a "restaurant".

    - On our way, we had a picnic in a very beautiful place near a lake. 

    - What's your place of birth? 

    - I couldn't find a place to park my car.

    - Come to our place and have a meal with us.




    - ... between  a rock and a hard place: between undesirable alternatives

    - A placemat: a mat set on a table beneath a plate. 

    - There's no place like home!  

    - To have one's heart in the right place: to have good intentions

    - To take place: to occur


    2) ROOM: is used to refer to an extent of space available for something or somebody. 

    - Do you have enough room to put your books and computer? 

    - There isn't enough room for this chest of drawers next to the door. 




    - a changing room: a locker room for athletes

    - a fitting room: a room to try on garments in stores. 

    - some elbow room: enough room to move

    - room for improvement: more possibilities to improve your knowledge

    - room for manoeuvre: opportunities to make changes

    - room temperature: not kept in a refrigerator

    - standing room: space in which to stand (stadium, theatre...)

    - There's no room to swing a cat: a very little space. 

    3)  a SPACE: is an extent or area of a surface; it can be vacant or occupied; (an area which is free, available, or unoccupied)

    - There's plenty of space in my new garage. We can park several cars there. 

    - You must leave at least a space of one metre beween each plant.

    - There were plenty of empty spaces in the car park.

    -> SPACE
    also refers to the place beyond the earth's atmosphere where planets, stars and galaxies are found. 

    - Few women in our machist society were sent to space.





    - airspace: the sky above a nation, considered to belong to that nation. 

    - breathing space: a chance to rest or think.

    - cupboard space: an area representing storage space.

    - office space: space used for offices.

    - personal/ public space: personal distance/ space where people are welcome.

    - storage space: space where things are kept.

    - to space out: to let time or silence between two actions.


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    1. I’m awfully sorry but we don’t have enough for everyone inside the house. For the party, we’ll hire a marquee in case it rains.

    2. Come to our table and eat with us; we have kept a for you.

    3. There’s plenty of in our car; you can take an extra bag if you want to.

    4. 'This is really a wonderful , quite unforgettable! I hope we’ll come again next year.'

    5. 'There are many empty in this hotel car park. Don’t you think it’s a bad sign?'

    6. 'Well! Practise and practise again.You certainly have for improvement.'

    7. 'After the film, we’ll all go to my . I have food and drinks ready for the four of us.'

    8. 'Oh dear! There’s not enough for this file on my hard disk. I'll have to work on it again'

    9. 'Sorry, we have no fitting just now, but you can try this coat on in front of that mirror over there!'

    10. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many companies have reduced their office because of teleworking.



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