Topic: Insects

Warm-up

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

bug (n) another name for an insect
The bug is crawling on the floor.
butterfly (n) usually a bright-colored insect that can fly
There is a butterfly on the flower.
bee (n) a yellow and black colored insect that can fly and sting
A bee can sting you so be careful.
ants (n- plural) a very small insect that lives in a big group; red or black in color
Ants work together like an Army.
fly (n) a small flying insect that usually bothers people
The fly landed on my food.
spider (n) a small creature that has eight legs and makes a web
The spider catches other insects in its web?
grasshopper (n) an insect with long legs that are used for jumping
The grasshopper can jump very far.
cockroach (n) a black or brown insect that is usually found in homes
I saw a big cockroach in my kitchen.
ladybug (n) a small flying insect that has a round red back with dark spots
A ladybug does not sting.
worm (n) a long thin creature that is wet to the touch and has no legs
A worm lives in the ground.

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 insects do you dislike? Why?
  2. Which insects do you like? Why?
  3. Have you ever been bitten or stung by an insect? If so, what happened?
  4. Are there any insects you fear? Why?
  5. What insects are in your country?
  6. Have you ever killed an insect? Why?
  7. Do you know what a fly swatter is?
  8. If you were an insect, which one would you be? Why?
  9. If you saw a spider, how would you react?
  10. Have you ever seen a scary movie about insects? If so, which one?

Wrap-up

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

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