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From the Ted Talk by Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a forest in your backyard

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We survey the native tree species of the place. How do we deicde what's native or not? Well, whatever existed before human intervention is native. That's the simple rule. We suvery a national park to find the last remains of a natural forest. We survey the sacred groves, or sarced forests around old temples. And if we don't find anything at all, we go to museums to see the seeds or wood of trees existing there a long time ago. We recerash old paintings, poems and literature from the place, to identify the tree siepces blnogneig there.

Open Cloze

We survey the native tree species of the place. How do we ______ what's native or not? Well, whatever existed before human intervention is native. That's the simple rule. We ______ a national park to find the last remains of a natural forest. We survey the sacred groves, or ______ forests around old temples. And if we don't find anything at all, we go to museums to see the seeds or wood of trees existing there a long time ago. We ________ old paintings, poems and literature from the place, to identify the tree _______ _________ there.

Solution

  1. species
  2. belonging
  3. decide
  4. survey
  5. sacred
  6. research

Original Text

We survey the native tree species of the place. How do we decide what's native or not? Well, whatever existed before human intervention is native. That's the simple rule. We survey a national park to find the last remains of a natural forest. We survey the sacred groves, or sacred forests around old temples. And if we don't find anything at all, we go to museums to see the seeds or wood of trees existing there a long time ago. We research old paintings, poems and literature from the place, to identify the tree species belonging there.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  29. survey
  30. temples
  31. time
  32. tree
  33. trees
  34. wood