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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:
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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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