Gardening Vocabulary Mini-Class

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Learn some Vocabulary about gardens and gardening with this short exercise. Read the short text and – from context – match the bold and underlined words with their definitions below:

 

My Garden in Kent

 

Last year I got fed up with working in London – the traffic jams, the crowded buses and underground, the rush and stress – so I decided to move out into the countryside.

After looking around, I found a little (a) run-down (b) cottage in the county of Kent. It was small and needed a lot of work, but I fell in love with it straight away. The first thing I did was put on my (c) wellies and walk out into the garden. It was like a jungle!

First I cut back the long grass and (d) weeds with a (e) strimmer, and when I found a plant with deep (f) roots I took the (g) spade to (h) dig it up. Imagine my surprise after two days, when I fell into a (i) pond in the middle of the garden!

It’s taken me a year, but now I’m the proudest gardener in Kent. From the patio just at the back of the house there’s a beautiful green (j) lawn and a (k) path that goes up to the pond and then to the (l) greenhouse at the back of the garden, and the (m) shed where I keep my (n) wheelbarrow, (o) lawnmower and all the rest.

So that’s it! All that hard work was not in vain. Now I have to start with the house……

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Find the word in the text:

1. small wooden house used to store garden tools =
2. a small lake in a garden =
3. rubber boots used by gardeners =
4. small country house (like in the fairy tales) =
5. machine with two handles for cutting high vegetation =
6. machine that you push along (or sometimes drive) to cut short grass =
7. plants that are not popular with gardeners =
8. the part of the plant that is underground =
9. gardeners use this to carry things. It’s got one wheel and two handles =
10. neglected, not cared for =
11. area of cut grass in a garden=
12. way, track, place to walk =
13. small glass house for growing strawberries, tomatoes… =
14. to make a hole in the earth =
15. the tool you use to make a hole in the earth =

 

Answers below!


Answers:

1. small wooden house used to store garden tools = SHED (cobertizo)
2. a small lake in a garden =  POND (estanque)
3. rubber boots used by gardeners =  WELLIES (botas de goma)
4. small country house (like in the fairy tales) =  COTTAGE (casita de campo)
5. machine with two handles for cutting high vegetation =  STRIMMER, brush cutter or trimmer (desbrozadora)
6. machine that you push along (or sometimes drive) to cut short grass =  LAWNMOWER (cortacesped)
7. plants that are not popular with gardeners = WEEDS (malas hierbas)
8. the part of the plant that is underground = ROOTS (raices)
9. gardeners use this to carry things. It’s got one wheel and two handles =  WHEELBARROW (carretillo)
10. neglected, not cared for = RUN-DOWN (decaido)
11. area of cut grass in a garden= LAWN (cesped)
12. way, track, place to walk = PATH (sendero)
13. small glass house for growing strawberries, tomatoes… = GREENHOUSE (invernadero)
14. to make a hole in the earth = DIG (excavar, palear)
15. the tool you use to make a hole in the earth = SPADE, shovel (pala)