Sunday, April 21, 2019

(Upper-Intermediate) Can plants talk to each other?



Can plants talk to each other? It certainly doesn’t seem that way: They don’t have complex sensory or nervous systems, like animals do, and they look pretty passive. But odd as it sounds, plants can communicate with each other — especially when they’re under attack. 

Vocab

To beef up
Scarce (adj.)
The make-up (n.) of sth
To eavesdrop
A chemical fingerprint
To emit
Airborne (adj.)
To decipher
A symbiotic relationship
Filaments (n.)
Blight (n.)
To prompt / trigger
To ramp up 

 Ted Lesson:


 Gap fill for second listening:

Basking in the ___
Odd as it _______
Under _________
Plumes of ____________ chemicals
Increase the _____________ of
________ sb of danger
A self-__________ mechanism
__________ on signals
C________ warnings
_______ types
Airborne b__________
Ramp up p____________




Speaking questions based on vocab:


Do you sometimes eavesdrop on other people's conversations?

What prompted you to study in New Zealand instead of another country?

Can you decipher these Chinese characters using the helpful prompts?

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Here's the answers:

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Expand the "person" character to convey...



follow

crowd

big



Combine the mouth and person pictograms to convey "prisoner"











Check:



uncaptioned






Name five things that emit heat.









Name two things that emit steam.












Do they emit sounds?

Trees
Fish
Spiders
Lightbulbs
Grass





Name some living things that can emit light?







What do these things have in common?

Shoes
Cheese
Vinegar
Arm pits
Feet
Rubbish bins












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