Topic: Beach

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: BeachFirst, 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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

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.”

Conversation

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.

  1. Do you like the beach?
  2. Which is your favorite beach?
  3. When was the last time you went to a beach? Where did you go and who did you go with?
  4. What do you usually do when you go to a beach?
  5. Can you swim? When did you learn how to swim?
  6. Do you like to tan?
  7. Do you dive?
  8. Do you prefer a calm sea or do you prefer big waves?
  9. What do you think about nude beaches?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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