Having Plants At home

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on July 18, 2019 and last updated on August 7, 2023

Talking about having plants at home serves as an engaging conversation topic for English learners, offering multiple opportunities to enhance their language skills. Discussing the benefits of indoor plants allows learners to expand their vocabulary related to nature, gardening and home decor. They can practice expressing opinions, describing personal experiences and discussing the importance of creating a green environment.

Furthermore, exploring cultural perspectives on indoor gardening promotes cross-cultural understanding. Engaging in conversations about plants at home cultivates fluency, critical thinking and the ability to articulate ideas, enhancing overall language proficiency.

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.

About Having Plants At Home

Having plants at home is not just about adding aesthetic appeal, it offers a myriad of benefits that contribute to our well-being. Indoor plants purify the air by removing toxins and releasing oxygen, creating a healthier environment. They also boost mood, reduce stress and improve concentration and productivity.

Caring for plants cultivates a sense of responsibility and provides a rewarding and calming experience. Furthermore, plants can enhance the visual appeal of our living spaces, bringing nature indoors and creating a soothing ambience. Embracing the presence of plants at home is a holistic approach to nurturing our physical, mental and emotional health.

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

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  • Do you have plants in your home? If yes, what kind of plants do you have and why did you choose them?
  • What are some of the benefits of having plants at home?
  • How do plants contribute to creating a relaxing and calming atmosphere in a living space?
  • 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 are some challenges or difficulties people can face in taking care of indoor plants?
  • Do artificial plants provide the same benefits as real plants?
  • Should workplaces be required to have plants to improve employee well-being?
  • Should schools incorporate gardening and plant care into the curriculum?
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.