Topic: Outside the House



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: outside the house. 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

grass (n) thin usually green plant that is planted in the ground
After it rains, the grass becomes greener.
lawn (n) ground that is covered with grass
The lawn needs to be cut every week.
bush (n) a low plant with branches; shrubs
She wants to plant a bush at the corner of the house.
mailbox (n) a private box at home where mail is delivered
The mailman puts our mail in the mailbox.
shed (n) a small building outside a house to store things
We keep the garden tools in the shed.
driveway (n) a short road from the street to a house; a place to park cars
I can park two cars in my driveway.
sidewalk (n) a concrete path along the street where people walk
Some people don’t like to walk on the sidewalk.
fence (n) a wall built outside to separate to areas; sometimes for privacy
The fence keeps animals from walking on out lawn.
clothesline (n) a line outside to hang wet clothes to dry
She likes to dry her clothes on the clothesline.
flowerbed (n) an area where flowers are planted
There are many beautiful flowers in the flowerbed.


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. What does the outside of your house look like?
  2. What would you change about the outside of your house?
  3. Why do some people have fences?
  4. What do people keep in their sheds?
  5. Who cuts the grass at your house?
  6. Do you like flowers? Why or why not?
  7. Where do you park your car?
  8. What would you like to add to the outside of your house?
  9. Do you have cookouts at your house? Why or why not?
  10. Do you have a clothesline? Why or why not?


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


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