Dialogue 25 – In the Yard
Father: Today is great weather to work outdoors.
Abdul: Okay, Dad. What can I do to help?
Father: The grass is getting tall. How about you mow the lawn?
Abdul: Sure. Is the lawn mower in the shed?
Father: Yes, it is.
Abdul: What are you going to do?
Father: I’m going to plant some shrubs around the house and then fix the fence.
Abdul: Okay, I’ll help you after I finish mowing the lawn.
Now let’s review the vocabulary
Grass is a plant with narrow green leaves that grows on the ground.
When you use how about at the start of a question, it can be a way to make a suggestion.
To mow is to cut something, such as grass, with a machine.
A lawn is an outside area that is covered in grass and usually located in front of or behind a house.
A lawn mower is a machine used to cut grass on lawns.
A shed is a small building that is usually used to store things such as tools.
Shrubs are woody plants with multiple stems. Shrubs are smaller than trees.
A fence is a structure built outside, usually made of wood or metal. A fence usually either separates two areas or surrounds a single area.