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    Learn English > English lessons & exercises > Desert flowers > Stats updated every 4 hours
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    Exercise "Desert flowers", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 5 505 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 43 / 100 Share


    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): bleuclair64 / FRANCE, on Wednesday 17 January - 08:45:
    "Thank you"


    They got a perfect mark


    Stats (3747 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 27.2 %
    This plant is * dead. It didn't store its food underground in bulbs.

    Question 2 passed: 58.9 %
    Instead, it adopted a very different and very * strategy:

    Question 3 passed: 37.3 %
    it condensed its * life into a few short weeks and

    Question 4 passed: 36.4 %
    its last act was to * into the sand a few hundred seeds.

    Question 5 passed: 45.3 %
    They're easy * to find. And there are some.

    Question 6 passed: 39.1 %
    They can wait here in this hot sand, apparently *, for one year, two years, even twenty years.

    Question 7 passed: 44.7 %
    But when the rains do come, their * arrives.

    Question 8 passed: 13.8 %
    One day the land is so dry that the * plants crunch to pieces underfoot;

    Question 9 passed: 26.1 %
    two or three weeks later and it's *.

    Question 10 passed: 61.2 %
    Arid lands around the world - not only here in South Africa but in * and Arizona -

    Question 11 passed: 19.9 %
    all respond to rain by rapidly producing * displays of colour.

    Question 12 passed: 23.7 %
    The sudden flush of flowers and leaves attracts lots of plant *.

    Question 13 passed: 44.4 %
    For them too, the pressures of desert living are momentarily *.

    Question 14 passed: 44.7 %
    It may seem a * that some of the harshest environments should produce such unrivalled glories.

    Question 15 passed: 31.8 %
    But the desert soil will not remain * for long after rain and in that short time,

    Question 16 passed: 22.4 %
    plants must not only grow leaves but also produce seeds so the need for * is urgent.

    Question 17 passed: 26.5 %
    Those with the most * flowers have the best chance of attracting an insect.

    Question 18 passed: 47.4 %
    This is competitive advertising at its most *.

    Question 19 passed: 36.1 %
    So, a few days of rain once every year or so are enough to * plants to survive in some of the

    Question 20 passed: 48.1 %
    driest places on *.


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