Focus on: house X home

enflagBroadly speaking, a house is a building or structure that people live in (“She lives in a very old house in Brighton”) , whereas home refers to the place or rather the environment where people live (“Ill be home tomorrow”, or as that well-known idiom says, “home sweet home”).

The following exercise has been adapted from Macmillan’s Global Pre-Intermediate coursebook and it brings usual and useful collocations with both househome. Give it a try and look up the comments for the answers!


brflagA grosso modo, house refere-se ao imóvel ou construção onde pessoas moram (“She lives in a very old house in Brighton”) , enquanto que home refere-se ao local, ou mais especificamente, ao lar ou ao ambiente familiar das pessoas (“Ill be home tomorrow”, ou segundo o ditado famoso também em português, “home sweet home”).

O exercício abaixo foi adaptado do livro Global Pre-Intermediate, da editora Macmillan, e traz exemplos bastante comuns e úteis do uso de house e home  . Decida se house ou home completa as sentenças de modo mais adequado e confira as respostas nos comentários!





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6 Responses to Focus on: house X home

  1. Pingback: Focus on: like | English as a Foreign Language

  2. mateuszanelatti says:

    P.S. Acertei todos os exercícios, ean? 😉

  3. mateuszanelatti says:

    Oi, é uma assunto que parece fácil mas que merece uma atenção. Sugiro para um próximo assunto: sensitive x sensible. Um abraço.

  4. And the answers are:
    1) house
    2) home
    3) home
    4) home
    5) house
    6) house
    7) home


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