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ELC Los Angeles English Grammar Lesson – Autumn vocabulary! September 21st, 2016

Autumn, also known as fall, is one of our favorite seasons – marking the transition from summer to winter. September 22 is the first official day of autumn! In LA, the temperature drops a few degrees during this time of the year, but it’s still a great time to go for a picnic! Since the sun is still shining here, we have some some seasonal activities and vocabulary to get you in the autumn mood – so grab a pumpkin spice latte and read on…

Foliage: a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches. Trees traditionally shed their foliage in the autumn!

Leaf Peeping: Activity in which people travel to view and photograph the fall foliage – especially within the regions where the foliage spectacularly changes color. Yosemite National Park in California has spectacular fall colors – check out the ELC activity calendar for our next trip there!

Leaf peeping

Jumping in Leaf Piles: An activity where people jump on to a pile of dried leaves. Many kids around the world enjoy jumping on little mountains of leaves.

Scarecrow: scarecrows – or men made of hay – are dressed in old clothes and hats to look like humans. They are used to scare off or discourage any birds from eating crops in an open fields.

Scarecrow

Apple Picking: During fall or harvest season, some apple farmers open up their orchard to the public and allow them to pick their own apples.

Apple picking

Candy Apples: Candy apples, also known as toffee apples, are whole apples that are covered in caramel or hard toffee with a stick inserted in the middle. It is a common treat to have at an autumn festival or fair.

Candy apples

Bake Pies: A pie is baked in a dish with pastry dough casing that is filled with variety of fruits. Many people bake apple or pumpkin pies during the autumn season.

Corn Maze: a maze cut out of a corn field. Some farms makes mazes to bring in some tourist revenue. It has many patterns and designs. Make sure to check one out!

Corn maze

Hayride: A pleasure ride in an open truck, wagon or sleigh which has been decorated with hay or straw and similar farm-life paraphernalia. In modern times it is usually organized commercially and takes place at night. In LA, you can join the Haunted Hayride in Griffiths Park – but only if you enjoy being scared!

Hot air balloon festival: A few cities have hot air balloon festival around this time of the year to partake in leaf peeping.