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William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Friday, 11 October 2013

Art and mushrooms at Kew - Fungus Day. Video lesson 22

Level: Intermediate / B1

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Sunday 13th October is Fungus Day (in the UK).
Here is a great video (five minutes) about art and mushrooms at Kew Gardens in London.

Enjoy the video, then answer these following questions:
1) What exactly are the sculptures of?
2) What tree does Tom Hare use for his sculptures?
3) How many green boxes are there at Kew?
4) How long does it take the Death Cap Mushroom to kill you?
5) What other material does Tom Hare use on the Boletus sculpture?

Answers below!

1) Edible mushrooms native to the UK
2) Willow
3) Thousands
4) About a week
5) Straw

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