English Culture Videos

"Planting Vegetables"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Aubrey is growing _______ in the garden.

Her dad grows a garden ____

How would you describe Aubrey's gardening experience and level of expertise?

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What are some common vegetables that people might grow in your area? How do people grow them? Are some of these vegetables unique to your region (that you might not find in other cities or countries)?

Video Script

Hi, this is Aubrey from esl-lab.com and I just wanted to show you the carrots I’ve been growing. You know, my dad plants a garden every year, and I always say that I’m going to, but I usually just end up with a pot of dirt. So, I now have cute little carrots in nice, neat rows and we will see how this goes.

Explanation: When Aubrey speaks of a "pot of dirt," she means to say that she often had a space to plant things in the past, but she never planted anything, so the pot remained empty.