Exercise 1   

Some people are asking where items are. Listen and check the correct picture.

Answer & Transcript


A:        Mom, have you seen my magazine?

B:        I think it’s in the living room on top of the TV.


A:        Now where’s today’s newspaper? I can’t find it anywhere.

B:        Oh, I was reading it. It’s on the sofa, between the cushions.


A:        Do you know where the remote control is?

B:        Look in the living room. I think I saw it in front of the TV.

A:        Oh, yeah.


A:        Where’s my tennis racket? Did Dad borrow it again? I wish he’d ask me.

B:        I saw it in your bedroom, under your bed.

A:        Oh, yeah. That’s right.

Exercise 2

Task 1

Pat is helping Tom decorate his new apartment. Listen and write the number in the location she suggests.

1.   the magazine rack

2.   the coffee table

3.   the plant stand

4.   the bookshelf

5.   the chair

6.   the end table

7.   the TV

8.   the dinner table

Task 2

Listen again. What do you think each person says next? Circle the correct answer.

1.  a.  Yes, it is.

     b.  Yes, I agree, it will.

     c.  Yes, it does.

2.  a.  Yes, they are.

     b.  Yes, it can.

     c.  Yes, I think so, too.

3.  a.  Okay. Try that.

     b.  Of course not.

     c.  No, I don’t.

4.  a.  Yes, it will.

     b.  No, the other one.

     c.  Yes, it will look good there.

5.  a.  Yes, I will.

     b.  Yeah. That’s right.

     c.  Yes, it does.

6.  a.  Yes, it can.

     b.  Yes, that’s perfect.

     c.  Yes, it does.

7.  a.  Yes, it will.

     b.  Yes, it does.

     c.  It looks fine.

8.  a.  Yes. That’s right.

     b.  Of course it can.

     c.  No, it doesn’t.

Answer & Transcript


A:        Do you think I should put the magazine rack next to the window?

B:        No. Not next to the window. I’d put it in the corner next to the sofa. It will look nice there.


A:        Where do you think I should put the coffee table? Should I put it next to the sofa?

B:        I think it will be better in front of the sofa. It’ll be more useful there, I think.


A:        What about the plant stand? It might be nice next to the window.

B:        Yes, next to the window, either on the left or on the right.

A:        I think I’ll put it on the right.


A:        Now what about the bookshelf? It’s so big!

B:        Hmm. What do you think?

A:        How about next to the door, against the wall?

B:        To the left of the door?


A:        Now I need to find a place for this old chair that my mom gave me.

B:        How about over there?

A:        You mean in front of the window?


A:        We still have to find a place for this end table.

B:        Yes, where can we put it?

A:        How about next to the sofa, in the corner near the door?

B:        Yes, good. Is that okay now?


A:        Where is a good place for the TV?

B:        How about in the far left corner, to the left of the window?

A:        Yeah, that sounds good. I’ll put it there. There. How does it look?


A:        What about the dinner table?

B:        Maybe we can put the dinner table against the wall, across from the sofa. In the middle of the wall.

A:        Across from the sofa, against the wall. Is that what you mean?

Exercise 3

Task 1

Tony is helping Cindy clean up the house. where should he put the items? Listen and circle the correct answer.

1.   the magazines

a.   on the bookshelf on the top of the dictionary

b.   on the bookshelf next to the dictionary

c.   in the dictionary

2.   the remote control

a.   beside the TV on the TV program guide

b.   on top of the TV next to the TV program guide

c.   beside the TV program guide in front of the TV

3.   the keys

a.   in a box on top of the desk

b.   in a box inside one of the desk drawers

c.   inside a drawer next to a box

4.   the baseball cap

a.   on the hook behind the door

b.   on the doorknob

c.   on the floor behind the door

5.   the glasses

a.   inside the case on the coffee table

b.   on the coffee table next to the papers

c.   on top of the papers on the coffee table

6.   the belt

a.   on the sofa in front on the window

b.   on the chair next to the window

c.   on the floor next to the window

Task 2

Listen again. Are these statements true or false? Check the correct answer.




1.   Tony hasn’t read the magazines.



2.   The remote control has a new battery.



3.   The keys are for the office.



4.   The baseball cap belongs to Cindy’s brother.



5.   Cindy needs glasses for reading.



6.   Cindy’s brother is always very neat.



Answer & Transcript


A:        Do these magazines go on the bookshelf?

B:        Yes. Put them on the bookshelf, please. On the top is fine.

A:        Should I put them beside the dictionary?

B:        Yes, next to the dictionary will be fine.

A:        I’d like to read these magazines later. They look interesting.


A:        What about the remote control for the TV?

B:        Put it beside the TV.

A:        There’s a magazine there, the TV program guide. Should I put it on the TV program guide?

B:        That’s fine. And remind me to get a new battery for the remote when we go downtown.

A:        Okay.


A:        These look like your car keys. Where do you usually keep them?

B:        They’re my extra apartment keys, actually. Just put them in one of the drawers in the desk.

A:        The top two drawers are already full of stuff, so I’ll put them in the bottom drawer for you. They’ll be inside an empty box.

B:        Okay.


A:        Do you want me to put this baseball cap away?

B:        Yeah. Just put it behind the door.

A:        Where? Should I hang it on the doorknob?

B:        No, on the hook behind the door. It will be fine there, thanks.

A:        I didn’t know you wore a baseball cap.

B:        It’s not mine. It’s my brother’s.


A:        Do you need these glasses?

B:        Not right now. I only use them for reading. Do you see the case they go in?

A:        I don’t see it.

B:        Oh, never mind. Leave them on the coffee table, next to those sheets of paper.

A:        Okay.


A:        There’s a belt lying on the floor here.

B:        Oh, yes, that’s my brother’s. He leaves his clothes everywhere. It drives me crazy!

A:        Should I put it somewhere?

B:        Leave it on the chair. He always sits there.

A:        Okay. The chair next to the window?

B:        That’s right.

Exercise 4

Matthew moved the furniture in his living room. Where did he move it? Listen and write the correct letter.

1.   the sofa       ……..

2.   the lamp      ……..

3.   the bookcase   ……..

4.   the coffee table   ……..

5.   the TV          ……..

a.   next to the door to the bedroom.

b.   on top of the dresser

c.   behind the sofa

d.   in front of the windows

e.   in front of the bookcase

Answer & Transcript

1 d   2 c   3 a   4 e   5 b


I was really tired of the way my apartment looked, so last night I moved the furniture in my living room around. First, I moved the sofa to the other side of the room, in front of the windows. Then, I put the lamp right behind the sofa so I can use it to read. I moved the bookcase over to the side of the room, next to the door to the bedroom. Next, I put the coffee table in front of the bookcase, so I can put the books I’m reading on it. Finally, I moved the TV from the living room to my bedroom, on top of the dresser. I like where I have my things much better now.

Exercise 5

Jane can’t find her things. Where is each item? Listen and circle the correct answer.

1.   The letter is ………….

a.   on the table

b.   in the purse

c.   under the purse

2.   The book is ………….

a.   beside the computer

b.   on the sofa

c.   under the lamp

3.   The orange juice is ………….

a.   on the refrigerator

b.   behind the milk

c.   next to the refrigerator

4.   The gloves are ………….

a.   next to the coat

b.   on the chair

c.   in the coat

5.   The pencil is ………….

a.   on the desk

b.   under the box

c.   in the drawer

Answer & Transcript

1 a   2 b   3 b   4 b   5 c



A:   Karen, do you know where that letter is? I have to mail it today.

B:   It’s on the table.

A:   Where on the table?

B:   Right there – next to your purse.


A:   I know my book was right here beside the computer. What did you do with it?

B:   Oh, sorry, I was reading it last night. It’s on the sofa.


A:   Don’t we have any orange juice left?

B:   Yes, it’s in the refrigerator.

A:   I looked in the fridge.

B:   Well, look again. It’s in there, right behind the milk.


A:   Have you seen my gloves?

B:   Yes. They’re under your coat, on the chair in the kitchen.


A:   Isn’t there a pencil anywhere in this apartment?

B:   Yes. Look in the top drawer of the desk. I keep all the pens and pencils in a box in that drawer.

A:   Oh, thanks.

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