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    Exercise "Hoverflies and butterflies", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 1 420 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 55.5 / 100 Share


    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): colocolo / FRANCE, on Saturday 03 January - 11:37:
    "oky"


    They got a perfect mark


    Stats (996 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 22.2 %
    Some flowers make drinking even more difficult for their *.

    Question 2 passed: 78.5 %
    This small iris grows in South *.

    Question 3 passed: 29.4 %
    Each flower has a hugely-elongated * base.

    Question 4 passed: 41.9 %
    The tiny entrance to it is indicated with * clarity

    Question 5 passed: 51.3 %
    and * accuracy by these white arrows on the petals.

    Question 6 passed: 58.3 %
    And here is the only tongue that can reach that *. It belongs to a hoverfly.

    Question 7 passed: 68.5 %
    It's not so much a tongue as a fine *.

    Question 8 passed: 42.5 %
    But in proportion to body length, it's one of the longest feeding-* in the animal kingdom.

    Question 9 passed: 50.9 %
    The clear markings are particularly important because the tongue is so long that even in the * wind, the end blows about.

    Question 10 passed: 47.1 %
    An extra thrust is needed to get the last *.

    Question 11 passed: 52.1 %
    The iris only flowers for a few weeks. So what does the hoverfly collect with its * tongue at other times?

    Question 12 passed: 53 %
    Well, after this iris is over, this different blue flower opens. It's produced by another * of iris.

    Question 13 passed: 32.7 %
    And in fact, there's a succession of plants that * on the veldt during the next few months

    Question 14 passed: 25.9 %
    so that the hoverfly is kept fed throughout its short * life.

    Question 15 passed: 56.4 %
    The hoverfly collects * on the front of its broad head and on the back of its neck.

    Question 16 passed: 57.4 %
    Butterflies, on the other hand, tend to accumulate it around the base of the *.

    Question 17 passed: 39.5 %
    They don't hold their tongue needle-straight like the hoverfly; they * it.

    Question 18 passed: 42.8 %
    Sometimes, most remarkably, they can put a sharp * in it.

    Question 19 passed: 60.4 %
    This butterfly has got pollen not * on its tongue

    Question 20 passed: 67.4 %
    but all over its legs as *.


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