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Lesson 11 Amazing Plants

Lesson 11 Amazing Plants
第11课 令人惊奇的植物

A flying flower?
一种会飞的花?
Look at this plant.
看这种植物。
Its flowers look like egrets.
它的花朵像白鹭。
What are egrets?
白鹭是什么?
They are a kind of bird.
他们是一种鸟。
Because this plant’s flowers look like flying egrets,people call it the egret flower.
但是这种植物的花看起来像飞翔的白鹭,人们叫它白鹭花。
It grows in eastern Asia.
它生长着东亚。
Isn’t it beautiful?
它漂亮吗?
Can plants be shy?
植物会害羞吗?
We all know that people can be shy.
我们都知道人们会害羞。
But how can a plant be shy?
但是植物怎么会害羞呢?
When something touches this plant’s leaves,
当有东西碰到这种植物的叶子时,
they close up tightly.
他们立刻紧紧的闭起来。
After a few minutes,the leaves open up again.
几分钟之后,叶子又打开。
This plant is fun for small children to play with.
这种植物小朋友们喜欢玩。
What makes a tree laugh?
什么导致树在笑?
When it comes to laughing,this tree is really funny.
当它开始笑时,这棵树真的很好玩。
This is because the fruit of this tree has a hole in it.
这是因为树的果实里面有个洞。
If the wind blows,this amazing tree “laughs”.
如果风吹了,这种令人惊奇的树“笑了”。
When people first hear it laughing,
当人们第一次听到它笑时,
they are usually quite surprised and begin to laugh along with the tree.
人们通常会非常惊奇,然后和树一起笑。
It grows in the middle of Africa.
它生长在非洲的中部。
Can a fossil be alive?
化石是活着的吗?
Look at this plant.
看这种植物。
It grows in the southwest of Africa.
它生长在非洲的西南部。
Like most plants, it has roots.
像大多数植物一样,它有根部。
But it has only two leaves and a stem.
但是它只有两片树叶和一根茎。
Its two leaves continue to grow for its whole life.
它的这两片树叶一直生长,直到生命结束。
Does it look old?
它看起来很老吗?
This plant can live as long as 1 500 years,so people call it a living fossil.
这种树可以活1500年,所以人们称它为活着的化石。

Let’s review it!

1.Listen and number the sentences.
A flying flower?
Look at this plant. Its flowers look like egrets. What are egrets? They are a kind of bird. Because this plant’s flowers look like flying egrets, people call it the egret flower. It grows in eastern Asia. Isn’t it beautiful?
Can plants be shy?
We all know that people can be shy. But how can a plant be shy? When something touches this plant’s leaves, they close up tightly. After a few minutes, the leaves open up again. This plant is fun for small children to play with.
What makes a tree laugh?
When it comes to laughing, this tree is really funny. This is because the fruit of this tree has a hole in it. If the wind blows, this amazing tree“laughs”. When people first hear it laughing, they are usually quite surprised and begin to laugh along with the tree. It grows in the middle of Africa.
Can a fossil be alive?
Look at this plant. It grows in the southwest of Africa. Like most plants, it has roots. But it has only two leaves and a stem. Its two leaves continue to grow for its whole life. Does it look old? This plant can live as long as 1 500 years, so people call it a living fossil.

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