Chủ Nhật, 18 tháng 10, 2020

Talking about TV program in English!


Types of Television shows




Soap Opera


Travel/ Holiday

Kids/ Children's



Comedy Drama

Teen Drama

Romantic drama

Family Drama

Medical Drama

Legal Drama, Crime Drama, and Police Procedural Drama

Horror Drama

Historical Drama

Space Drama

Political drama

Musical Drama


Reality TV

Game show

Animated Series

Television Serials


Factual TV or TV Documentary


On-demand TV and Streaming TV

News programming

Talk shows

Variety shows

Sketch comedy

Sci-fi and fantasy


Other vocabularies:

Part 1: Talking about TV habits

Do you watch much TV?

I go through phases

Sometimes I get really into a show

I binge - watch a show over a few days

I put something on in the background while i'm doing other things


How much TV do you watch?

What was the last show you really got into?

Have you ever binge - watch a show?

Do you like to put TV on in the background when you're doing housework

Yes/ No

Not really

I used to, but now i'm too busy, I don't have time

Feel guilty

Get into 


I got into photography when I was a teenager

Get addicted to


It's fun to

  • What is one of your favorite TV shows?
    • Why do you like it?
    • When is it on?
    • Does you father like it, too?
  • Are you going to watch TV tonight?
    • If so, what will you watch?
  • What did you watch on TV yesterday?
  • What is one of your favorite TV shows?
    • Why do you like it?
    • When is it on?
    • Does you father like it, too?
  • Do you like ___? (Insert the name of a TV show.)
  • Do you prefer listening to the radio or watching TV?
  • Do you think it is good for children to watch TV?
  • Do you think TV is educational?
  • Do you think there is too much violence on TV?
  • Do you think that TV is a good thing?
  • If you could design a new television show to boost ratings, what kind of show would it be?
  • How often do you watch TV.
  • What are the advantages of watching TV?
  • What are the disadvantages of watching TV?
  • What do you usually watch on TV?
  • What kind of TV programs do you usually watch?
  • What kind of TV shows do you not like? Why?
  • What is your favorite program on cable TV.
  • What channel is your favorite channel? Why?
  • What TV commercials do you like?
    • Why do you like it?
    • Which ones do you hate?
  • What's your favorite commercial?
  • What is the purpose of advertising a product?
  • Do you think there are subliminal messages?
  • When you drive or walk, do you get distracted by advertisements on buses or billboards?
  • When you go food shopping, do you buy foods you've seen in TV commercials?
  • Do you like the _____ advertisements? If not, why? (You can substitute any company's name.)
  • Do you think it's right to see naked women in TV commercials selling beauty products?
  • What types of TV program are there?
    • Which type do you like best?
  • When do you usually watch TV?
  • Do you think that TV makes people lazy?
  • Do you think too much time is spent watching TV?
  • Does TV make a person passive? Does TV take away a person's ability to think for himself or herself?
  • Do you think that TV prevents people from communicating?
  • What do you think of TV shows that are designed to "discover new talent?"
  • If you couldn't watch TV at home but had to stay there, what would you do?
  • Could you live without TV for a week?
  • What do you think about reality shows?
  • Would you participate in one if you were invited?
  • Which channel do you like the best?
  • Do you like watching TV alone or with your family?
  • Who decides what to watch: the parent or the child?
  • What do you think about Reality Shows?
  • Is television one of the best inventions of all times?
  • Why do you think television industry is so successful?
  • What do you think of the "rubbish" programs on TV which are only dedicate to gossip about famous or pseudo famous people?
  • There is a famous English saying that goes "you are what you eat." Does this apply to television? Can the programs you watch affect your behavior?
  • What kind of entertainment do children like?
  • Do you think children watch too much TV these days?
  • What are the benefits of being an EU member?
  • What are the drawbacks of being an EU member?
  • Do you think that every future politician should be vetted for security reasons?
  • Who is the most controversial politician in your country?
  • Do you think there are any possible dangers to society from the material broadcast on TV channels?
  • How do you feel when watching explicit scenes on TV with your parents? How do your parents usually react?
  • Does violence on TV influence some young people to engage in violent behavior?
  • What do you think should happen if a cell phone rings in class?
    • In a restaurant?
    • In a movie theater?
    • During a concert or speech?

Thứ Tư, 14 tháng 10, 2020

Talking about Flowers & Gardening in English!

 List of Flower Names

  • Daisy

  • Rose

  • Daffodil /ˈdæfədɪl/

  • Orchid /ˈɔːrkɪd/

  • Tulip

  • Sunflower

  • Carnation /kɑːrˈneɪʃn/

  • Poppy /ˈpɑːpi/

  • Pansy /ˈpænzi/

  • Violet /ˈvaɪələt/

  • Mimosa /mɪˈməʊsə/

  • Lily

  • Gladiolus /ˌɡlædiˈəʊləs/

  • Forget-me-not

  • Bougainvillea /ˌbuːɡənˈvɪliə/

  • Cactus flower /ˈkæktəs/

  • Camellia /kəˈmiːliə/

  • Cockscomb

  • Dahlia /ˈdɑːliə/

  • Gerbera / ˈgɜr bər ə/

  • Hibiscus /hɪˈbɪskəs/

  • Jasmine

  • Lavender

  • Lotus

  • Marigold

  • Orange rose

  • Peony /ˈpiːəni/

  • Tuberose

  • Apricot blossom

  • Cherry blossom

  • Moss rose

  • Shameplant

  • Hydrangea /haɪˈdreɪndʒə/

The meanings of the flowers

  • Daisy: Innocence and purity
  • Rose: Love
  • Orchid: Symbol of the exotic beauty
  • Tulip: A declaration of love.
  • Sunflower: Adoration and dedication.
  • Poppy: Represents remembrance
  • Pansy: Thoughtfulness and remembrance
  • Violet: Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness.
  • Daffodil: New beginnings
  • Lily: Purity, happiness, luck, and humility.
  • Gladiolus: Remembrance
  • Forget-me-not: Forget-me-nots ask that you forget-me-not
  • Cactus flower: Warmth and care, especially from a mother to a child
  • Camellia: Good luck gift for a man
  • Lavender: Admiration, solitude
  • Lotus: Purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth
  • Marigold: Cruelty, grief, jealousy
  • Peony: Shame, happy life, happy marriage

Warm up questions

1.Do you love flowers? Why?

No, I don't because ___

Yes, I really love flowers because ___
2. What is your favorite flower? Do you know the meaning of this flower? What does it mean?

My favorite flower is___

Yes, I know the meaning of this flower/ No, I don't know what it means

It means
3. Do you think flowers are important?

Yes, I think it's important because___

No, I don't think it's important because___
4. Do people in your country use flowers for special occasions?

Yes/ No
5. What are the occasions when people give or receive flowers?

Some special occasions when people give or receive flowers are:

Graduation ceremony


Valentine's Day


International Women's Day...
6. When was the last time you gave flowers to someone?

As I remember, the last time I gave flowers to someone was___
7. Do you have flowers planted outside your home?

Yes/ No (give more details)
8. Do you often have fresh flowers in your home?

Yes/ No (give more details)
9. Does your city have many flowers planted around town?

Yes/ No (give more details)
10. What flowers/ plants do you have in your yard or garden?

We have flowers like___

Veggies like___

Fruit trees like ___

Vocabularies about Gardening:

I. Kinds of gardens

Vegetable garden

Flower garden

Rose garden

Indoor garden

Succulent Garden

Back garden # Front garden

Botanical garden

Bottle garden

Plastic bottle garden

Butterfly garden

Cactus garden

Color garden

Hanging garden

Herb garden

Kitchen garden

Roof garden

Upside down garden

Vertical garden

Tire garden

Other vocabularies:

Plants grow

Bloom (verb)

Allergy (noun) /ˈælərdʒi/
Have allergy
I have an allergy to animal hair
Be allergic to /əˈlɜːrdʒɪk/
I love roses but unfortunately I'm allergic to them

Pollen (noun) /ˈpɑːlən/

Stem (noun) /stem/

Sharp thorn

Leaf - leaves

Root (noun)

Soil # Sand (noun)

Petals - Petal (noun) /ˈpetl/

Pick flowers


The little girl is picking the poppies in the garden
Vase /veɪz/ (noun)

Wilt /wɪlt/ (verb)

Water the plants

Lush garden /lʌʃ/

Flower pot

A bunch of flowers

Flower shop = Florist

Arrange the flowers

Bouquet (noun) /buˈkeɪ/

Flower garden = flower bed

Flower box

Wild flowers /waɪld/

Brighten up (verb)
Brighten up my days
Fragrance /ˈfreɪɡrəns/ (noun) - Fragrant (adjective)

Decorate (verb) /ˈdekəreɪt/ - Decoration (noun)

Landscaped garden /ˈlændskeɪp/

Bonsai (noun) /ˈbɑːnsaɪ/

Chemical fertilizers (noun) /ˈkemɪkl ˈfɜːrtəlaɪzər/

Gardener (noun)

Landscape architect

Edible plants/ flowers /ˈedəbl/


Some garden tools:


Gardening gloves



Hedge shears

Recycling bin

Garden hose


Watering can


Garden trowel /ˈtraʊəl/

Lawn mower


Fertilizer (chemical vs organic fertilizers)

Hoe /həʊ/









More questions:

  1. Are you allergic to flowers? What flowers are you allergic to?
  2. Where would you go to buy flowers?
  3. Do you prefer to give or receive flowers? Why?
  4. Do you have a garden at home?
  5. Do you like gardening?
  6. Can you describe your garden?
  7. Is your garden big or small?
  8. Do you plant any flowers or any fruit trees?
  9. Can you tell some names of the flowers, fruit trees in your garden?
  10. Do you often pick flowers from the garden?
  11. How much time do you spend in the garden?
  12. Do you think gardening is good for your health?
  13. What are some vegetables which you grow in your garden?
  14. What are names of common flowers in your country?
  15. Is there a flower store near your house?
  16. What are the some names of gardening tools?
  17. Would you prefer to have a flower garden or a vegetable garden? Why?
  18. What do you like best, a landscaped garden or the formal garden?
  19. Which do you prefer for your garden organic or chemical fertilizers?
  20. What is your national flower and do you have it in your garden?
  21. Is gardening a hobby for young or old people?
  22. Do you need a big garden to enjoy gardening, or can someone living in an apartment also do a bit of gardening?
  23. Do you think gardening is an expensive hobby?
  24. What garden tools do you often use for taking care of the garden?
  25. What do you think of the idea of everyone having a vegetable and herb garden to help the world’s food problems?
  26. Do you know anyone who is crazy about gardening?
  27. Would you like a job as a gardener, or as a landscape architect?
  28. Do you like walking around gardens?
  29. Do you think all schools should have a classroom garden and a kitchen garden?
  30. What dangers are involved with gardening?