Easy English listening Lesson 30 – Flowers

I go to the movies almost every week.
There are hundreds of different types of flowers.
Most people like roses.
Roses grow on bushes, and they smell beautiful.
You have to be careful that you don’t prick your finger on a rose thorn.
Roses come in many colours.
There are red, pink, yellow and white roses.
In the spring, tulips are in bloom.
In Ottawa, there are many tulips.
Some people go there just to see all the tulips in the spring.
Forget-me-nots are also spring flowers.
They are tiny and blue.
Lilies of the valley look like white bells.
Many of the trees have blossoms on them in the springtime.
The apple and cherry trees look particularly beautiful when they are in blossom.
We have a blossom festival in my town.
My neighbors like to plant geraniums, petunias and marigolds in the summer.
Some people plant sunflowers.
Sunflowers grow very tall.
Sometimes a girl will get an orchid for her date.
They have bright yellow petals.
All of those flowers grow best in the sunshine.
If your garden is shady, you have to plant different things.
Hostas grow well in a shady garden.
Chrysanthemums are fall flowers.
Chrysanthemums come in many colours also.
There are purple, yellow and white chrysanthemums.
Flowers are good to give as gifts.
Women like to receive a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day.
Carnations also make a nice gift.
They have a very sweet smell.
Many people give away lilies for Easter.
Poinsettias are very festive at Christmas time.
If someone goes to a dance, they often give their partner a flower to wear.
If you go to a wedding, you will probably see a lot of flowers there.
Flowers help to make places beautiful.

Exercise for this lesson:

  1. How often does the author go to the movies?
  2. What are some popular types of flowers mentioned in the paragraph?
  3. What caution does the author give about roses?
  4. Name some colors in which roses are available.
  5. Which flowers bloom in the spring, and where can you find many tulips in spring?
  6. Describe the appearance of lilies of the valley.
  7. What festival does the author’s town have in relation to flowers?
  8. What are some flowers mentioned that people like to plant in the summer?
  9. Which flowers are specifically mentioned as fall flowers, and what colors do they come in?
  10. In what situations are flowers commonly given as gifts according to the paragraph?

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