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Monday, April 11, 2011

ESL Student Blog: Tree Ages and Stages - Quiz

Humans have their ages and stages ( a baby, a toddler, a child and so on), and trees do too! Take the quiz below to describe life stages of a tree.
Match the words 1-7 to their definitions a-g:
1. a seed ___

2. a seedling ___

3. a sapling ___

4. an adult tree/a mature tree ___

5. a snag ___

6. a stump ___

7. a log ___
a. a very young tree

b. a tree that has been cut

c. a large section of a fallen or felled tree

d. a tree in its prime with long strong branches; also bearing flowers, fruit, cones

e. this is where a new tree comes from

f. a standing dead tree

g. a young tree
Conversation Questions:
1. Do you like to count the rings on big old stumps? (rings show the age of a tree)

2. Is it easy to remove a stump from your garden?

3. If a problem stumps you, what does it mean?

4. Have you ever grown a tree from a seed?

5. Where can you buy tree saplings?

6. Can animals find shelter in snags? Are snags attractive to insects? Do birds like   to perch on snags?

7. In addition to fires and lightning, what else can create snags?

8. Can you transplant an adult tree?

9. What products can be made out of forest logs?
Answer Key:
1-e, 2-a, 3-g, 4-d, 5-f, 6-b, 7-c
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 11:20 PM
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