Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn about loveseats for IELTS Part 2, and get more vocabulary and a sample answer about furniture.

A subscriber to our YouTube channel asked us to talk about this topic.

Perhaps, on your Speaking Exam, you’ll have have to describe your home in Part 1, or talk about a piece of furniture in Part 2.

Furniture Vocabulary for IELTS


Loveseat– short couch for only 2 people

Coffee table– table in front of couch

Ottoman– a footrest, often with a top that opens for inside storage (etymology of the word “ottoman”)

Rocking chair– chair that rocks back and forth

Recliner/lazy boy– super comfortable chair that can recline

Dining room table/kitchen table– table you eat at, in dining room or kitchen

Bedside table/nightstand– small table next to your bed

Roll top desk– desk with a cover that slides up and down, usually hiding little shelves behind it


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Fold-out couch/sleeper– a bed that folds out from a couch

Hide-a-bed– bed that folds up into the wall

Use the less common words in your Speaking answers, even if you don’t actually have this piece of furniture. Just stand out and impress the examiner!

Notable phrases from Jessica’s Part 2 answer about furniture:

  • nothing immediately came to mind
  • enormous
  • overstuffed cushions
  • most comfortable sitting experience that one could have
  • crocheted a blanket
  • soft and fuzzy
  • throw pillow
  • soft corduroy
  • inevitably fall asleep

Now it’s your turn to practice!

Is there a piece of furniture that you could describe for two minutes?

Share your description in the comments section below!


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