In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: Beach. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|Wear sunscreen||to put a lotion on your skin that prevents sunburn by blocking out some of the sun’s rays
Don’t forget to wear sunscreen on the beach.
|Sunbathe||when you sit or lie in the sunlight, especially to make your skin darker
Their family always goes to the beach to relax and sunbathe on the sand.
|Ebb and flow||This phrase is used to describe something that changes in a regular and repeated way.
I love watching the ebb and flow of the ocean waves as they hit the beach and then retreat.
|Lifeguard on duty||an expert swimmer employed to rescue people who get into trouble in a swimming pool or at the beach|
|Skinny dipping||to swim naked
The teenagers snuck away to go skinny dipping in the moonlight.
|Chill out||When people chill out, often after a period of heavy work or nervous tension, they do something that helps them to calm down and relax for a while.
After a week of exams, the students needed to go and chill out.
|Go for a dip||to go for a quick swim in the sea or any body of water
Let’s go for a dip in the pool.
|Backstroke||A swimming technique by which you float on your back and swing one arm at a time up over your head, then pull it down toward your body again through the water|
|Crystal clear||If you can see through the water in an ocean, river, or lake, you can describe it as “clear” or “crystal clear.”|
|Murky||Water that you can’t see through is “murky.”|
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- Do you like the beach?
- Which is your favorite beach?
- When was the last time you went to a beach? Where did you go and who did you go with?
- What do you usually do when you go to a beach?
- Can you swim? When did you learn how to swim?
- Do you like to tan?
- Do you dive?
- Do you prefer a calm sea or do you prefer big waves?
- What do you think about nude beaches?