Topic: Going to the Park

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: going to the park. 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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

playground (n) an outdoor area where children can play that usually has equipment
The playground is full of children.
picnic table (n) an outdoor table usually found in parks where people eat
We need to find a picnic table as soon as we get to the park.
bench (n) a long and usually hard seat for 2 to 4 people
I like to sit on the bench at the park.
pond (n) a small area of water surrounded by land
The park has a beautiful pond with fish.
trash can (n) a container that holds materials to be thrown away
The trash can is full.
water fountain (n) a device that sends water into the air in a garden or park
The water fountain looks nice next to the playground.
swing (n) equipment that a person sits on and moves backward and forward
The children like the swing more than the slide.
slide (n) equipment where a person climbs up and comes down on their butt or back
Sometimes children are afraid of the slide.
seesaw (n) a long board that usually 2 children play on and balance; they go up and down
My daughter likes going up on the seesaw.
path (n) an area where people walk or jog
The park has a nice path for walking.

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. Why do people like going to the park?
  2. What are some activities people can do at a park?
  3. Do you like going to the park? Why or why not?
  4. Are there a lot of parks in your city? If yes, tell me about the one you like the most.
  5. Should dogs be allowed in a park? Why or why not?
  6. Which is your favorite playground equipment? Why?
  7. Do you like water fountains? Why or why not?
  8. Should smoking be allowed in a park? Why or why not?
  9. Should people have to pay to enter a park? Why or why not?
  10. Should there be more parks in your city or country? Why or why not?

Wrap-up

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

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