English Culture Videos

“Garden Vegetables”

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

What do his kids NOT like about the garden?

. . . and of course, the kids don't enjoy weeding so much.

Randall says that growing a garden _______.

The other thing is that you can save money by growing food, and uh . . .

The one specific plant that Randall talks about are _____.

The other thing is that you get fresh vegetables, and as you can see behind me, we have our cucumbers that grow up, and so there's a lot of pleasure and money savings that you can get from growing your own garden.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Imagine that you want to grow a garden . . . or any living plant . . . outside of your place (either in a garden or in a pot). What plants would grow and thrive in your area? Use the Internet to investigate the best plants that would live in your area and suit your needs. Discuss your ideas with a partner.

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall. In our family, we grow a garden, and there are several reasons why we do this. Number one, it’s just . . . for me, a pleasure to get out and to see the things grow, and of course, the kids don’t enjoy weeding so much.

The other thing is that you can save money by growing food, and uh . . .

The other thing is that you get fresh vegetables, and as you can see behind me, we have our cucumbers that grow up, and so there’s a lot of pleasure and money savings that you can get from growing your own garden.