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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

  • Let's learn English in the Forest!

  • Hey welcome to this video.

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  • Well hey welcome to this video, it is kind of fun to be out here in nature today.

  • We're gonna talk about the season of Fall and we're gonna talk about it out here in

  • the forest.

  • In Canada we have four seasons.

  • We have Winter when the snow flies and it's really really cold.

  • We have Spring when everything starts to grow and the trees get leaves back on them again.

  • We have Summer when everything grows like crazy, that means it grows a lot!

  • And it's really really hot.

  • And we have Fall or Autumn.

  • It has two names in English.

  • Generally we use the term, "Fall" and I think "Fall" became popular because in the, in the

  • Fall leaves fall off the trees.

  • So you'll see in the path behind me there's just all kinds of leaves that have fallen

  • from the trees.

  • In the Fall trees turn from their normal green colour to brown, red, orange, yellow, and

  • all the shades in between and it's really a beautiful season to be outside.

  • So in English we have three words to describe the forest.

  • We have, "forest".

  • We have, "woods".

  • And we have, "bush".

  • In my area of Ontario, Canada we generally use the term, "bush".

  • If I was to say to someone, "I'm going out to the forest to go for a walk."

  • They might look at me funny, because we don't use the word, "forest" a lot in this area.

  • But if I said, "I'm going out to the bush to go for a walk."

  • They would understand what I'm talking about.

  • I thought I'd stop for a minute and tell you why we have a maple leaf on our flag, why

  • the flag of Canada has a maple leaf.

  • It's because we have maple trees and maple leaves everywhere.

  • On the ground around me there's just all these nice red maple leaves that have fallen off

  • a tree.

  • So because there's so many maple trees we decided to use the maple leaf, which is the

  • leaf from the maple tree on our flag.

  • So, ….. Now you know!

  • So you can see behind me that a lot of leaves fall off the trees in the Fall.

  • If we were in town, if we were in the city, we would have to rake these leaves up into

  • a pile and often people rake leaves into a pile and then their kids jump into the pile

  • for fun.

  • It's a pretty common thing for young Canadian kids to do.

  • So there's three main reasons why you might come out to the woods, or the forest.

  • You might be someone who is a avid hunter.

  • That's someone who really likes hunting for animals, maybe with a bow and arrow.

  • It's possible that you just like to go on a hike or a nature walk.

  • And it's also possible that you're coming out to the forest to cut down trees for firewood.

  • In Canada we still have a lot of people that use wood to heat their houses in the winter.

  • So it's pretty common to come out to the forest or the woods to cut down trees for firewood.

  • Usually when you do that you have a chainsaw.

  • I'll put a picture up here of a chainsaw.

  • And you have what we call a log splitter in order to split the pieces of wood into firewood,

  • and then that firewood is used in a wood burning stove to heat their home.

  • So there's really two kinds of trees that you'll find in the forest.

  • There's deciduous trees.

  • Those are trees where the leaves turn colour and they fall off in the Autumn or Fall.

  • Deciduous trees are trees like, maple, or oak, or poplar.

  • There's also coniferous trees.

  • Coniferous trees are trees that have needles instead of leaves, and they stay green year

  • round.

  • The needles don't fall off in the winter.

  • A few examples of coniferous trees are trees like spruce, or pine, or cedar.

  • So I'm in a clearing right now.

  • A clearing is an area where there's no trees, and I thought this would be a good time to

  • go over the parts of the tree.

  • The part of the tree that's underground, way down there underground, is called the roots.

  • This right here, this right here is called the trunk.

  • And the, the skin of the trunk is called the bark.

  • Up there you have a branch, and if we look even higher you'll see some twigs, which are

  • small branches, and you'll see the leaves.

  • So there's also the parts of the tree that we refer to after it has been cut down or

  • after it has died.

  • This is a stick.

  • This is a log.

  • Logs are generally used to make lumber to build houses.

  • And sticks are used for, well, just about everything including roasting marshmallows

  • on a fire, or maybe hot dogs.

  • So after a tree gets cut down the part of the tree that's left we call a tree stump.

  • So this is a tree stump from a tree that was cut down, probably with a chainsaw, and there's

  • another one over here where we have a tree stump and someone did a carving on the top.

  • A cute little bear.

  • So this is a tree stump.

  • This is a wood carving.

  • So there's a variety of animals that you'll find in the forest.

  • You'll obviously find birds.

  • I don't know if you can hear these birds up in the these trees here.

  • They're being pretty loud.

  • But generally in this part of Ontario all we really see are maybe the odd squirrel,

  • or maybe the odd chipmunk.

  • There's also a few raccoons, but generally we don't see bigger animals like bears.

  • Thank goodness.

  • But there is some deer.

  • From time to time we will see deer.

  • I'm not sure if you can hear it right now, but it's really nice in the Fall because the

  • leaves rustle as the wind blows through them.

  • In English we say, "rustling" when two things kind of rub together in the wind.

  • I'll just stop talking for a minute and we can listen to the rustling of the leaves.

  • Hopefully you could hear it.

  • Well hey that was fun.

  • Thank you so much for coming to the forest with me today.

  • I hope this video helped you learn some English words and phrases that you would use to describe

  • the forest.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • You can learn English with Bob the Canadian!

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  • Have a great week!

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