Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
Orchards
Orchards

Learn English meaning of ‘orchards’

Date: May 25 2016

Themes: Food, Health, Hobbies

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

You know it’s summer when fruit trees become heavy with peaches, apples, pears, and plums. Some people are lucky to have fruit trees in their own backyard, but others can visit an orchard. Picking fresh fruit is one of life’s simple pleasures. And small orchards do not often use dangerous pesticides. Sure, it’s possible to find a worm inside your fresh, juicy apple, but worms don’t eat much.

When you have a lot of fresh fruit, you need to decide what to do with it. You probably can’t eat all of it fresh. You might bake a cherry pie or make plum sauce. You could even make wine or cider. Many people like to put these foods into cans or bottles so they can enjoy the fresh taste of summer during the cold winter months.

Kelsey’s best friend lives on an orchard, and she thinks it’s amazing. But Andy is skeptical. Listen to today’s English lesson to learn why.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Andy_H

Andy_H

Kelsey

Kelsey

Kelsey:  Did you know that my best friend actually lives on an orchard?

Andy_H:  Wow!

Kelsey:  It’s pretty amazing. She has beautiful fruit trees growing everywhere… peach trees, pears, plums, apples… It’s incredible.

Andy_H:  That’s nice, but you know, I like going to the store and getting the apples they have at the store. It makes me feel safe.

Kelsey:  OK, but can you imagine walking into your backyard and picking fruit from a tree that’s not bruised. It’s fresh and juicy.

Andy_H:  But what if that apple has some kind of worm in it. Or, I don’t know, maybe, there’s some pesticides all over.

Kelsey:  I can see you’re very skeptical, but I promise you that it’s amazing.

Andy_H:  Oh boy! Maybe, I do need to try some fresh fruit.

Kelsey:  Did you try the apple cider I made last week?

Andy_H:  I did. It was really good.

Kelsey:  That was from apples from my friend’s orchard.

Andy_H:  No way! I thought you bought that.

Kelsey:  Nope.

Andy_H:  Well, well, well… Maybe, I should go pick some fruit with you.

 

Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Definite & Indefinite Articles" from this lesson Go Super!

Quizzes

Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!

 

Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

Go to the TOEFL® page >

Discussion

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Kelsey is excited because her best friend lives on an orchard. She loves picking fruit in her friend’s orchard and has even made fresh apple cider from her friend’s apples. She thinks it’s amazing to be able to go into the backyard and pick fresh fruit at any time during the summer.

Kelsey tells Andy about the orchard, but Andy is skeptical. He prefers to buy his fruit from the store. It makes him feel safer to know that there isn’t a worm in his apples or fresh pesticides on his fruit. However, Kelsey tells him that he already drank apple cider from her friend’s orchard. Maybe, it’s time for Andy to try some fresh fruit after all.

Where do you get your fruit? What do you like to make with fruit?

 

Comments

Log in to Comment

*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

I usually pick up fruit from grocery store. Fruit look nice and  good there but i do not mind getting my fruit from trees . If i got a chance to pick fruit,i would definitely going to enjoy doing it.


I am a big fan of fruit salad and what i like to do is to squeeze lemon on my salad. It tastes heavenly.Wink

03:04 AM May 28 2016 |

1 person likes this

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I get my fruit from store and my father have orchard too,i like to make cider from fruits.

11:47 AM May 25 2016 |

1 person likes this

s11211s

s11211s

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Like most of the people I buy fruit from the store. Fruit on the store are often bright and bold but unfortunately all of them are poisoned with pesticide and they are not in good condition.



I sometimes go to the village and I can pick or buy some fresh, non contaminated fruits.
You know it’s amazing picking fresh fruit from trees in the orchards.

If fruits are high, my mother may makes jam or dries them or makes vinegar.

08:55 AM May 25 2016 |

StosKrewetek

Poland

I have a little garden when grow fruit tree. I always have fresh apples, pears and plums. I love apple pie and compote.


My grandmother have a kiwi tree in backyard. It’s stragne and confusing because my country to cold for this tree. She never use any pesticide and other substances but this tree is growing and fruiting.



06:07 AM May 25 2016 |

Fatihurat

Fatihurat

Turkey

i don’t like buying fruits from store because of green fruit however it seems good.no taste with all hormone fertilizers. i am lucky my parents has orchard i gather fruits from there so delicious and fresh without artificial drugs. yes sometime you can find worm inside them but as article says worms don’t eat much. there isn’t any worms it is time to afraid for your heath thus, warms come nature fruits

Likes (7):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast