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.
|grass||(n) thin usually green plant that is planted in the ground
After it rains, the grass is 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.
- What does the outside of your house look like?
- What would you change about the outside of your house?
- Why do some people have fences?
- What do people keep in their sheds?
- Who cuts the grass at your house?
- Do you like flowers? Why or why not?
- Where do you park your car?
- What would you like to add to the outside of your house?
- Do you have cookouts at your house? Why or why not?
- Do you have a clothesline? Why or why not?