Topic: Landscapes

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Warm-up

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

landscape (n) an area of land that has a particular quality or appearance
My favorite landscape is a snow covered mountain.
mountain (n) an area of land that is very high
The mountain is 3,000 meters high.
forest (n) a large area of land with lots of trees and bushes
Her parents live in the beautiful forest.
river (n) water that flow naturally crosses an area of land
The Amazon River is the longest river in the world.
valley (n) a low area of land between mountains or hills
People have lived in this valley for a long time.
desert (n) a large area of dry land with sand
The Atacama Desert is located in Chile.
waterfall (n) an area in a river where running water falls down from a high place
Niagra Falls is a famous waterfall.
lake (n) a large body of water surrounded by land
His house is next to the lake.
glacier (n) a very large area of ice that moves slowly, especially on mountains
She wants to visit a glacier while on vacation in Switzerland.
cliff (n) a high area of rock with a very steep side
The cliff overlooks the ocean. 

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. Which is your favorite landscape? Why?
  2. Tell me some landscapes that you have seen while on vacation?
  3. Do you like to take photos of beautiful landscapes? Why or why not?
  4. If you had a choice to visit a waterfall or glacier, which one would you pick? Why?
  5. What are some landscapes tourists can see in your country?
  6. Tell me some things you can find in a forest.
  7. Would you go camping in the desert? Why or why not?
  8. What type of activities can a person do at a lake?
  9. Do you think a valley is a good place to live? Why or why not?
  10. Tell me about a landscape you never saw but would like to.

Wrap-up

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

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