Fun Easy English Classroom March 8
 
 
 
 

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fruits and
vegetables
Fruits and Vegetables

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you will learn about fruits and vegetables. You will watch a video, use Fun Easy English flashcards, and take a test. Although the flashcards are for kids, still plenty of fun for adults too. Enjoy.
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Video: Fruits and Vegetables
 
Video Script: Fruits and Vegetables
Hi. In the classroom today you will learn about fruits and vegetables.

The definition of a fruit is the ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant, together with accessory parts, containing the seeds and occurring in a wide variety of forms.

Another definition is an edible, usually sweet and fleshy form of such a structure.

The definition of a vegetable is a plant cultivated for an edible part, such as the root of a beet, the leaves of spinach, or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower.

Another definition is the edible part of such a plant.

If you go to a restaurant or a grocery store it is important to know the difference between fruits and vegetables.

Visit a grocery store and make a list in English of the names of fruits and vegetables you find for sale.

Return home and use a dictionary to determine which items are fruits and which are vegetables.

This is a good way to increase your English vocabulary.

Until next time.
Flashcards: Fruits
 
Flashcards: Vegetables
From YOUR Teacher: Fruits and Vegetables

Hey I know this lesson seems pretty basic but you would be amazed at the number of students who do not know the difference between fruits and vegetables in English.
 
Test: Fruits and Vegetables

This is a test of your understanding of fruits and vegetables. For each question decide which word is a fruit and which word is a vegetable. There are 50 questions. Good luck.
1.  okra?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
2.  celery?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
3.  cherry?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
4.  lettuce?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
5.  pear?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
6.  cucumber?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
7.  corn?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
8.  apple?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
9.  pepper?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
10.  honeydew?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
11.  grape?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
12.  blueberry?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
13.  cabbage?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
14.  onion?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
15.  nectarine?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
16.  loquat?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
17.  carrot?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
18.  potato?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
19.  raspberry?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
20.  eggplant?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
21.  lemon?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
22.  mango?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
23.  persimmon?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
24.  banana?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
25.  plum?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
26.  squash?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
27.  beans?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
28.  apricot?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
29.  strawberry?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
30.  yam?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
31.  avocado?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
32.  grapefruit?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
33.  turnip?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
34.  peas?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
35.  cantaloupe?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
36.  lime?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
37.  pumpkin?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
38.  peach?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
39.  radish?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
40.  watermelon?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
41.  parsley?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
42.  zucchini?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
43.  tomato?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
44.  spinach?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
45.  pineapple?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
46.  tangerine?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
47.  broccoli?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
48.  cauliflower?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
49.  kiwi?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
50.  orange?

     a.  fruit
     b.  vegetable
 
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Let's Learn English conversation lesson with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, and a new words section.
Conversation Lesson 15 - Before and After
(Intermediate - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna hires a trainer to get back into shape. Her trainer does not read her application carefully. So, he offers her a workout program that she does not enjoy.
Lesson Video

Watch the video and then read the video script.
Video Script

Anna: Penelope, even though we both love speed walking, could we slow down a bit?
Penelope: No way! I think because I’m walking with you, I’m walking faster.
Anna: Come on, Penelope. Let's take a break. We've been speed walking since 8 a.m.! You're so competitive! You even wore your medals!
Penelope: You brought your trophies! You’re out of shape. When we were little girls, we could speed walk all day! (pulls ahead)
Anna: (chases her) Hey, wait for me! Hey, you know the speed walking rules! If both feet leave the ground, it’s running! You ran!
Prof. Bot: Anna and Penelope are doing something they both love - speed walking!
They are also using adverb clauses.
Adverb clauses tell us when, why, how, where and under what conditions.
For example, "since 8 a.m." tells us when.
Adverb clauses are dependent clauses and need an independent clause to make a complete sentence.
Words like before, after, when, because, since, if and even though can signal an adverb clause.
Keep watching for more adverb clauses!
Penelope: Whew! That was great!
Anna: (Anna catches up) Wow, Penelope, you’re still really fast! Since I’ve been working in an office, my speed walking has been much slower.
Penelope: You are slower, Anna. Maybe you should hire a personal trainer.
Anna: That will be great. As long as the trainer understands speed walking.
Penelope: (hands her a business card) Try this company. After you fill out an online application, they will match you to the perfect trainer.
Anna: As soon as I get home tonight, I’ll do it! Thanks.
Anna: Are you my trainer?
Alaskan Albert: If you’re Anna, then I’m your trainer -- Alaskan Albert. Because I’m from Alaskan wilderness, I’m skilled in all outdoor activities of the wild.
Anna: That’s great but what about speed walking?
Alaskan Albert: Speed walking? That's funny! Since I’ve been living in the city, I’ve combined wilderness training with a city workout. I call it “Call of the Wild Parkour!” (He howls like a wolf.)
Anna: Okay … but seriously, when do we speed walk?
Alaskan Albert: Your application did not say how funny you are!
Anna: No. But it did say that I'm a speed walker! Did you read it? Forget it. We'll have to cancel.
Alaskan Albert: Why?
Anna: We can't train today because it's too cold and too windy.
Alaskan Albert: No way! No pain, no gain! When you exercise in really cold weather, you feel alive!
Anna: Really? Because right now I just feel cold.
Alaskan Albert: You're so funny. But seriously, after our training, you will be ready for any extreme physical challenge. Let's get started!
(He leads Anna through some parkour exercises.)
Alaskan Albert: Anna, even though you’re trying really hard, you’re really bad at Call of the Wild Parkour. (he howls)
Anna: I'm bad at Call of the Wild Parkour because I don’t want to do Call of the Wild Parkour! (she howls) I am a speed walker. It’s what I do. It’s part of who I am.
Alaskan Albert: Why didn’t you say something?
Anna: I did. Several times! You thought I was joking.
Alaskan Albert: Now I understand. Anna, I can help you., if you follow my advice, I'll put the speed back in your speed walk.
(He shows her how to improve her speed walking)
Alaskan Albert: Go, Anna, go!
Prof. Bot: For more about adverb clauses, visit our website!
Listening

Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
New Words
  • advice - n. an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do
  • application - n. a formal and usually written request for something
  • challenge - n. a difficult task or problem or something that is hard to do
  • competitive - adj. having a strong desire to win or be the best at something
  • extreme - adj. (sports) unusual and dangerous
  • fill out - phrasal verb. to complete something by providing necessary information
  • follow - v. to be guided by (something)
  • no pain, no gain - expression. If you want to improve, you must work so hard that it hurts
  • parkour - n. the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing
  • personal trainer - n. a person who teaches or coaches athletes or animals
  • physical - adj. relating to the body of a person instead of the mind
  • skilled - adj. having the training, knowledge, and experience that is needed to do something
  • though - adv. used when you are saying something that is different from or contrasts with a previous statement
  • wild - n. a wild, free, or natural place, state, or existence
Conversation Lessons

Study all 30 English intermediate conversation lessons. Let's Learn English conversation lessons each with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, and a new words section. These lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation Lessons

Study all 52 English beginner conversation lessons. Let's Learn English conversation lessons each with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, video speaking practice, video pronunciation practice, a new words section, and a writing activity. These lessons are for beginning students.
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