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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

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

I want to plant a million trees

Level: Intermediate / B1

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I want to plant a million trees
Here is a short video (2 minutes) about a Canadian who is planting thousands of trees in the United Kingdom.
Watch it, then answer the following questions:

1) How many trees can Shelby plant in a day*?
2) How many trees has she planted so far?
3) How many trees does the UK government want to plant?
4) What time does she start planting?
5) How much is Shelby paid per tree?

Bonus question - what are the tallest trees in the world? (You may have to do some extra research for this question!)

*This question has changed (sorry, I put in a year originally)

Answers below!

1) 4000
2) Half a million
3) An extra 30 million per year
4) 07:30, seven thirty in the morning, 7:30 am
5) 7p (seven pence)

Bonus question - coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) 115.92m

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