Topic: The Five Senses


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

touch (v) to put or hand or fingers on something
She likes to touch the soft blanket.
feel (v) to touch with your fingers or hand
Feel how soft her hair is.
sight (n) the act of seeing someone or something
He lost his sight because of the bright sun.
see (v) to notice or be aware of something with your eyes
see the car coming.
hear (v) to be aware of noise or sound
He hears the bell ringing.
sound (n) a noise you can hear
Do you like the sound of soft music?
smell (v) to use your nose to notice something in the air
I can smell the beautiful flowers.
odor (n) a smell
The odor smells bad.
taste (v) to have a flavor
I can taste the hot peppers.
flavor (n) the way food tastes
The flavor of the meat is delicious.


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 do you think is the most important sense? Why?
  2. What do you think is the least important sense? Why?
  3. How is your sight? What’s another word for sight?
  4. What is your favorite thing to see? Why?
  5. Which tastes do you like? (For example – sweet, spicy, bitter, sour, or salty)
  6. Do you like the smell of perfume or cologne? Why or why not?
  7. What are some things that smell good?
  8. What are some things that smell bad?
  9. What things do you like to touch?
  10. What are some sounds you like to hear?


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


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