Venus flytraps (Subject and verb agreement)


Grammar — Advanced Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. Each stem   a maximum size of about three to ten centimeters, depending on the time of year.

  2. The Venus flytrap   variations in petiole shape and length and whether the leaf lies flat on the ground or extends up at an angle of about 40–60 degrees.

  3. If the prey is too small and escapes, the trap   usually reopen within 12 hours.

  4. The mechanism by which the trap snaps shut   a complex interaction between elasticity, turgor and growth.

  5. If the prey is unable to escape, it will continue to stimulate the inner surface of the lobes, and this causes a further growth response that   the edges of the lobes together.

  6. Venus flytraps are by far the most commonly recognized and cultivated carnivorous plant, and they   frequently   as houseplants.

  7. The Venus flytrap is only found in the wild in a very particular set of conditions, requiring flat land with moist, acidic, nutrient-poor soils that receive full sun and burn frequently in forest fires, and   therefore sensitive to many types of disturbance.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What can the Venus Flytrap uniquely do?

  2. Where does it usually grow? Why?

  3. Do you have plants at home? if yes, how do you take care of them?


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