|"go out on a limb" = do something risky|
"I went out on a limb to find him a job, but he didn't thank me."
"bark up the wrong tree" = make the wrong decision or get the wrong idea
"Listen. You're barking up the wrong tree. I didn't take your cell phone. It's a lie."
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What types of landscaping do people use around their homes (or businesses) in your country? What rules or regulations are in place to protect homeowners in particular neighborhoods? What kinds of problems can arise when there are disagreements between neighbors on their yards?
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
HELPFUL TIP: Planting flowers can be a great way of landscaping a yard, but not all plants grow well together. Furthermore, certain flowers can cause allergies or take over other parts of your garden. Talk with a local nursery for advice.|
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|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
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|III. Vocabulary Activities [Top]|
|Review the key vocabulary from the conversation:
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What are common problems that could happen between neighbors? What are the best ways to resolve such issues?
|IV. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Caring for a yard around a house is more than just throwing some grass and flower seeds on the ground and hoping that things will grow well. Instead, careful planning is the key. Search the Internet and find 10 money-saving landscaping tips that can beautify any area. Then, share your findings with a partner.
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