Topic: The Countryside

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Warm-up

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

field (n) an area of open land without buildings or trees
The field is full of grass and insects.
creek (n) a small river or stream
They are walking in the creek.
bridge (n) a structure built over water, a road, or an open area
We need to drive our car across the bridge.
village (n) a group of houses, stores, and buildings in a small town
Five hundred people live in the village.
road (n) a hard flat surface for vehicles like cars
There are not a lot of cars on a country road.
farm (n) an area of land with a house and usually animals
You can see horses on a farm.
farmer (n) a person who owns or take cares of a farm
The farmer has to take care of many animals.
barn (n) a large building on a farm for animals and other things
The barn is full of cows.
tractor (n) a vehicle usually used on a farm
A tractor can pull heavy loads of hay.
peaceful (adj) calm and quiet
It’s peaceful living in the countryside.

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. Do you prefer to live in a city or the countryside? Why?
  2. Tell me about a place in the countryside in your country.
  3. What are some animals you can see on a farm?
  4. Have you ever walked through a field? If so, how did you feel?
  5. Do you get scared when you walk or drive across a bridge? Why or why not?
  6. What can you find in a barn?
  7. What do farmers grow in their fields?
  8. Have you ever swam in a creek or river? If so, did you like it?
  9. Do you like to drive on country roads? Why or why not?
  10. Have you ever walked up a big hill? If so, was it difficult?

Wrap-up

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

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