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greenery • grow your own • much room
eco-friendly • handling
  1. I'm sure my things won't take up in the apartment.
  2. It must be fun to vegetables.
  3. Our government is thinking of more ways of disposing garbage.
  4. We are losing much of our because of industrialization .
  5. Be careful in those expensive vases.
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1138 Balcony Garden

Dusty talks about growing your own plants outside an apartment window.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.


I heard you're into greenery.

We use the word greenery to talk about grass, plants, trees, etc. Notice the following:

  1. There's not much greenery in the city.
  2. The greenery of New Zealand is amazing.

grow your own plants

And you grow your own plants too.

We sometimes grow our own plants in a garden, but most often in and around our house. Notice the following:

  1. When I try to grow my own plants, they always die.
  2. Do you grow your own plants?

take much room

Pants don't take much room.

The term 'take much room' is used to describe how much space we use for something. Notice the following:

  1. My new king size bed takes too much room.
  2. His guitar collection doesn't take much room.


It's an eco-friendly way.

Something that is eco-friendly is kind to the environment. Notice the following:

  1. Cotton shopping bags are much more eco-friendly than plastic.
  2. The city is starting to invest in more eco-friendly technology.


Handling peppers can make your eyes hurt.

When we handle something that means we touch it or hold it in our hands. Notice the following:

  1. Handling Chemicals can be dangerous.
  2. All restaurant employees are trained in food handling.