Having Plants At home

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on July 18, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

When you have your own home, it is a place that you can make your own. You can decorate it how you like and really put your stamp on it. A lot of people like having plants in their home. We usually think of these plants as being there solely for decoration, but are there some hidden advantages of having plants? If so, what are the benefits of having plants at home?

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • plant (noun)
  • pot (noun)
  • water (verb)
  • decoration (noun)
  • feel (verb)
  • allergy (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • What are the benefits of having plants in your home?
  • Do you have plants in your home? If yes, how many? If not, why not?
  • Do most people you know have plants in their home?
  • How does being in a room with plants make you feel?
  • How many plants are too many to have at home?
  • What are the problems with having a lot of plants at home?
  • What is the upside to having plants at home?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.