How to Talk About FLOWERS in English!

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Do you want to learn English words and phrases so you can talk about flowers? Jen and I are flower growers, so we are surrounded by them. I'm going to take some to show you some of our flower growing areas and you'll learn how to use some English phrases to talk about flowers. In this English lesson I will teach you some English words and phrases about flowers. I'll talk about the events where flowers are commonly used, and you'll learn words and phrases like pruners, special occasion, get well soon, to lift one's spirits, corsage, and more. You'll also learn the basic English words for the parts of the flower. Each year around this time I like to create an English lesson about flowers. I like to make a lesson like this because I live on a flower farm and it is fun to share the beauty! Jen and I have been growing flowers for many years and we love it. It's always fun to combine my farming job with my English teaching on Youtube. I hope you enjoy this English lesson about flowers! Have a great day! -- βœ… This video was edited by Ember Productions: https://audreyember.com Thanks Audrey! -- βŒ› Remember: Always watch the video three times. Twice today with English subtitles on, and once tomorrow with the English subtitles off. This will reinforce the English you have learned! -- βœ… Support Me and Get These Members Only Perks: πŸ˜€πŸ’² If you would like to become a member of my channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join Becoming a member at every level has these benefits and perks: 1) For 10 minutes during each live stream you will be able to participate in the "Members Only" chat. 2) A cool crown beside your name during live streams and when making comments on videos. 3) Your name in green during live stream lesson chat. 4) You will have access to a members only video each Wednesday called, "Wednesdays with Bob". These are behind the scenes bonus videos with full English transcripts for your listening practice. 5) A full transcript for every Tuesday video. βœ… Join now to receive these perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join I really appreciate those you that have chosen to thank me in this way! Please only support me if you can afford it! If you prefer to support me via Patreon, here is a link to that page: https://www.patreon.com/bobthecanadian Thank you for your generosity! -- βœ…SEND ME A POSTCARD: Bob the Canadian P.O. Box 419 Smithville, Ontario Canada L0R2A0 -- TAKE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: βœ…Talk to a real English tutor / teacher at preply: http://tracking.preply.com/SH2X (This is an affiliate, signing up for this service helps support my channel). -- FOLLOW ME: βœ… I have a second Youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW5tmKIBrryNf5n-_A6Fmw βœ… P.S. If you are interested I have created a podcast of my shorter English lessons. It is right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1310116 -- #englishlesson #learnenglish #bobthecanadian **Note: All images used under: CC0 License βœ“ Free for personal and commercial use βœ“ No attribution required From pexels.com or pixabay.com

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So you might have noticed in the last video or two
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that the peonies were almost ready to bloom,
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and they've definitely bloomed now,
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so I thought it would be a good idea to do a
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little English lesson about flowers.
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In this English lesson,
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I'll talk about the types of events where we give
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or send flowers in this part of the world.
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I'll talk a little bit about the parts of the flower,
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the basic vocabulary that we use in English
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when we talk about flowers,
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and then I'll talk a little bit about the verbs we use
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and the phrases that we use
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when we talk about giving, sending, receiving,
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and doing all kinds of different things with flowers.
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(upbeat music)
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Well, hello and welcome
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to this English lesson about flowers.
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Before we get started,
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if this is your first time here,
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don't forget to click that red subscribe button over there,
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and gimme a thumbs up if this video helps you learn
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just a little bit more English.
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Well, probably one of the biggest events
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where people buy flowers or where people use flowers
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in this part of the world would be a wedding.
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When a bride and groom get married,
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often the bride will have a brides bouquet.
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A bouquet is just a little group of flowers,
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or it can be really big.
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There's also bridesmaids bouquets.
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There's also something called a boutineer,
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which is a little thing that the men wear
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on their shirt or on their suit jacket.
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And then sometimes women in a wedding will wear a corsage,
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which can either be on their wrist,
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or can sometimes be on their dress as well.
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So weddings, the first event, when two people get married,
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they spend a lot of money on flowers.
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I think most of the money in the world
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that's spent on flowers, at least in Canada,
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is probably spent at a wedding.
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Another common time when people send flowers
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is when there is a funeral.
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Oftentimes when someone passes away,
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we often use that phrase by the way,
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instead of saying that someone died.
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Often when someone passes away,
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because you want to express your sympathy,
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and you want to express your condolences,
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you will often send flowers.
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You will often send what's called a flower arrangement.
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A flower arrangement is usually a container
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with some very pretty flowers in it, and you'll send a card.
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So another common time when people use flowers,
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when people send flowers.
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and also a very sad time is when there is a funeral,
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and you want to just express to the family
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that you feel bad for them,
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you want to express your sympathies, and your condolences.
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Another time where you might send someone flowers
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or give someone flowers is if they're sick,
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or if they're in the hospital.
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When you're in the hospital,
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it's really nice when someone sends you flowers.
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People don't always have time to visit,
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or maybe they're not able to,
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so they send flowers because they want you to get well soon.
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In fact, you might even get a card
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with the flower arrangement that says get well soon.
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So another time when it's just nice to send flowers,
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when it's nice to have flowers in your life
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is if you know someone who's sick and in the hospital,
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you might send them flowers.
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Or if you yourself are sick or in the hospital,
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it's really nice to get them.
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It just lifts your spirits a little bit.
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Giving flowers whenever there is a special occasion
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is just a good idea.
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In English, when we say something is a special occasion,
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we mean the day is special for a certain reason
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It might be a birthday, maybe it's a graduation,
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someone's graduating from university.
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Maybe it's Mother's Day or Father's Day,
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although flowers aren't as popular on Father's Day,
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for some reason.
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Anyways, whenever there is a special occasion,
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giving someone a bouquet of flowers,
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or giving them a flower arrangement
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is just a cool gift idea.
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You can give them other things if you want to,
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but for some reason, when Jen and I are asked
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what would make a good gift for Mother's Day,
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we usually say flowers, I think because we grow them.
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Anyways, special occasions are cool days
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where sometimes people give gifts,
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and flowers are sometimes a really
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unique and cool gift to gift.
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Flowers can also be a very romantic gift.
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When we use the word romantic in English,
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we're talking about love.
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Sometimes when two people are starting
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to fall in love with each other,
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one person might buy the other person flowers
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to show them that they're starting
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to have feelings for them.
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In English, when you say someone is starting
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to have feelings for someone else,
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it means they're starting to really like them a lot,
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and maybe they're falling in love a little bit.
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When two people go on a date,
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sometimes on the second or third date
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one person might buy the other person flowers
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to show that they are very, very interested in them.
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The most popular day for giving flowers
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for a romantic reason would be Valentine's Day.
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Every February 14th, people celebrate Valentine's Day.
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It's when you buy flowers for your loved one,
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flowers are the best gift, by the way, I think.
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Sometimes people buy chocolate or jewelry, or other stuff,
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but as a flower farmer, I have to say
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I think flowers are the right way to say
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"I love you" to someone.
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The most common flower on that day is of course the rose,
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and I think the most common gift,
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if you're going to buy flowers, would be a dozen red roses.
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And then lastly, the last romantic time to give flowers
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would be on an anniversary.
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If you are married to someone,
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every year you celebrate your anniversary.
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It's the day where you got married,
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so every year you celebrate that,
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and it's really nice to buy the other person some flowers
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to show that you love them just as much now
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as you did the day you got married.
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So, I have a couple of flowers here,
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because I thought I should teach you
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some basic English flower vocabulary.
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You can see this flower has not opened up yet.
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It hasn't bloomed, so we would call this a bud,
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so this is the bud.
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This is the bloom, or the flower.
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If I take this entire thing,
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down here, we would say this is the stem.
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This is just a leaf, the same as a leaf on a tree.
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And when we talk about all of them in plural,
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we would say leaves.
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And again, this is the bloom or flower,
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and each individual part of it is called a petal.
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Now I'm not gonna go into scientific detail
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about what's all in the middle,
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this is just a basic English vocabulary lesson,
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but I do have something else to show you.
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This is a bouquet.
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A bouquet of flowers is when you take
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not always different flowers,
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but it can be all different flowers and some greenery,
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and you put it all together into something like this,
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which looks very beautiful.
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So this is a bouquet of flowers, and of course,
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if you got a bouquet of flowers from the store,
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you would want to put it in a vase with some water
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so that the flowers are happy,
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and live for a long time in the vase.
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Usually about a week,
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sometimes two weeks before the flowers eventually die,
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but that's just what happens when you have flowers.
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So let's talk a little bit about
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the verbs you would use in English to talk about flowers.
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Jen and I grow flowers.
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If you like having flowers in your flower beds or garden,
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we would say that you grow flowers.
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That's the verb we use.
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We grow peonies, we also grow sunflowers.
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We use the verb to grow
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to describe all the different flowers that we grow.
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A couple times a day right now,
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Jen will go out and cut flowers.
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When you go out to the field to get the flowers,
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you take pruners, and we use the verb to cut.
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Jen will go out and cut peonies
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every morning and every evening
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because they bloom quite quickly through the day.
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When you take flowers and you put them into a bouquet,
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or when you put them into an arrangement,
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we use the verb to arrange.
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Jen and I go to a market on Thursday,
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so Wednesday night we arrange the flowers.
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We take the individual flowers and some greenery,
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and we put them into a bouquet.
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We arrange the flowers.
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And then you either send flowers to someone,
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that's when you call a flower shop
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or you order flowers online,
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and someone else delivers the flowers for you,
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so we use the verb to send.
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I'm going to send flowers to my mom
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because she's in the hospital.
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She's not actually in the hospital, that's just an example.
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The other verb we use is to give.
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You might give someone flowers.
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This is a better example.
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The other day I went to my mom's
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because it was her birthday, and I gave her flowers.
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I'm using the verb to give
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to indicate that I went in person.
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I had flowers, and I gave them to my mom.
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I like to give my mom flowers.
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She really likes them.
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It's kind of handy that we have a flower farm.
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Well, hey, thank you so much for watching
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this English lesson about flowers.
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I hope you were able to learn a few more English
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vocabulary words that you can use in your next conversation
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when you talk about flowers.
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Remember, if this is your first time here,
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helps you learn some more English, and if you want,
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why don't you stick around and watch another English lesson?
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(upbeat music)
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