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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Plant idioms - crossword

Here is our regular Wednesday crossword from the BBC Learning English website.
English is full of idioms. A couple of weeks ago we had animal idioms crossword.
Now lets try plants!

Plant idioms crossword

How was it? Not too bad?
Do you know any other plant idioms?
Do you have any plant idioms in your language?

1 comment:

  1. I got 7 out of 10 right and found it more difficult than the animal idioms.
    Another plant idiom I know is: To beat around the bush. It means to hesitate saying what you actually want to say and therefore talk about other things. Example: Stop beating around the bush and finally tell me what you want from me!
    In German, there is an idiom similar to no. 5 in the crossword. However, there is a slight difference. Someone who is good at growing plants has 'just' a "green thumb" in Germany and not .. see no. 5