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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Hi. In the classroom today you will learn about fruits and
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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Conversation Lesson -
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listening practice, and a new
15 - Before and After
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.
Watch the video and then read the video script.
Anna: Penelope, even though we both love speed walking, could we slow down a
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
Words like before, after, when, because, since, if and even though can signal an
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
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!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
n. an opinion or
suggestion about what someone should do
n. a formal
and usually written request for something
n. a difficult
task or problem or something that is hard to do
a strong desire to win or be the best at something
unusual and dangerous
fill out -
to complete something by providing necessary information
v. to be guided
no pain, no gain -
expression. If you want to improve, you must work so hard that it hurts
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 -
person who teaches or coaches athletes or animals
to the body of a person instead of the mind
adj. having the
training, knowledge, and experience that is needed to do something
adv. used when
you are saying something that is different from or contrasts with a previous
n. a wild, free, or
natural place, state, or existence
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