Unit 3 Plants
The interesting world of plants
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Which part of a tree?
How many plants are mentioned in the passage?
The banyan tree The lotus Water lily The gingko tree
Bristlecone pine tree
Read and tell true or false.
1. Both the Victoria lily and the lotus are flowering plants. 2. The lotus has many holes in its white purple root. 3. Eating lotus seeds and roots is very Asian countries. popular in Europe.
4. The banyan tree can be found all over South China found inthe world. and other parts of Asia. 5. The roots of the banyan tree can plant themselves and grow bark.
6. There are no gingko tees left in China. 7. The Bristlecone pine tree is the gingko oldest tree in the world. 8. The oldest Bristlecone pine tree is more than forty centuries old. 9. All the plants mentioned in the The Bristlecone pine trees are in transcript grow in China. America.
Victoria lily huge pads—2 metres wide a person can largest water lily in World stand on the pad 45 centi-metres across
cooked and long white root with holes served in meals the largest one covers an area one in Hebei is over 2,800
Banyan tree roots growing from its branches South China; other parts of Asia Gingko tree many over 1,000 years old longevity trees
P 1 This is a Victoria lily, the largest kind of water lily in the world. P 2 The lotus, a near relative of the water lily, is such a plant. P 3 The banyan tree is an interesting tree with many roots growing down from its branches. P 4 Many gingko trees have been around for more than 1, 000 years.
What are the good points of plants?
Some plants can take in CO2 and release oxygen to make our air fresher. Some plants can provide people with fruits. Plants can make the soil more solid to prevent sandstorm. Plants can make the world look more beautiful.
Growing plants can make people’s life more interesting and colorful.
Plants can protect the Earth from the greenhouse effect.
However, nowadays, plants are sometimes damaged by human beings, what can we do to protect plants, our friends?
what can we do to protect plants, our friends?
Plant more trees in our daily life.
Look after the plants carefully and water the plants regularly.
Stop those people who are damaging plants. Stop cutting down trees to make disposable wooden chopsticks.
Save paper in order to save trees.
Protect the environment to make the world a better place.
China Discovered 2,800-Year-Old Gingko Tree
An ancient gingko tree, believed to be 2,800 years old, has been discovered in a village in Qinhuangdao of north China's Hebei Province. The trunk of the tree has a perimeter of over four meters, and its crown covers about 0.07 hectare. Zhang Yuntao, an expert on ancient trees, said that it was the suitable geological position, weather and soil that enabled the tree to survive so many years. He also attributed the tree's survival to the strong protection consciousness of local people. The gingko is a dioecious plant species -- comes in both sexes -which survived the glacial period over 2 million years ago in China. The tree is also known as the "longevity tree" because it can live up to 1,000 years. Gingkoes are highly valued for their medicinal properties.