Plants English for teachers
Plants: Bean pod seed
Plants: Cactus spine
Plants: Basil stem
Plants: Tulip flower bulb
Plants: which one is it? I have got five flowerpots. Which one do I grow in each flowerpot?
Plants: which one is it? • Answer • A = bean • B = garlic • C = basil • D = cactus • E = tulip
Plants: what are they like? • Take notes about each plant. • Just simple notes – nouns, verbs, adjectives. • Dictate now your notes and let’s write full sentences!! • Would you like to see the original texts? • Read them and compare your version to the original ones.
Plants: which one is it? • Bean • The plant grows very quickly. It has a stick in the pot to climb on. It has red flowers and then green pods. I sometimes use the seeds from the pods in the kitchen.
Plants: which one is it? • Garlic • I grow the plant from a clove. The leaves are long and narrow. I cut the leaves and use them on sandwiches. They taste milder than the cloves. I also use the cloves for cooking.
Plants: which one is it? • Basil • The plant has shiny green leaves. The leaves have a very pleasant and sweet taste. I add them to salads and other dishes. I water the plant very often. It likes sunlight.
Plants: which one is it? • Cactus • It’s a desert plant. It needs very little water, especially in the winter. It likes a lot of sunlight. It has no leaves, but a thick stem with spines.
Plants: which one is it? • Tulip • It’s a spring plant. It has a tall stem and a large bright flower shaped like a cup. I grow the plant from a bulb. The plant doesn`t like it when it is too hot.
Plants: a guessing game • Everybody chooses a plant in secret. Then, your partner will ask five questions to learn which plant you have chosen. You can only answer YES or NO. • You can count one point for each “YES” you get.
Plants: a guessing game • Example • Has the plant got pods? No • Do you use it for cooking? Yes • Does it grow from a clove? No • Has the plant got shiny leaves? Yes • Do you add the leaves to salads? Yes • It’s basil