Roses And Apples Are Related

Roses and apples

Interesting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • herb: plant used for flavour, food, scent, or medicine
  • shrub: a woody plant that doesn’t grow as high as a tree
  • petal: an individual segment of a flower, often coloured
  • symbolic: representative of something
  • nutrition: food that is needed for growth and health
  • boost: increase
  • lift one’s spirits: put someone in a better mood

Rose and Apples Are Related

Did you know that apples and roses are from the same ? Apples, peaches, pears, and plums are all from the Rose family (Rosaceae)., strawberries, and cherries are too. If you look closely at the flowers on these herbs, shrubs, and trees, you will notice the similarities. Flowering plants from the Rose family have a cup-like shape with five petals and oval-shaped leaves. While lovers often give each other roses as gifts, students often give their apples. Where did this tradition come from? , apples have been associated with nutrition. Giving an apple to a teacher is a symbolic way of wishing your teacher good health. Does an apple a day truly keep the away? Many fruits and herbs from the Rose family have health benefits. While eating berries may boost your brain power, having fresh-cut flowers in your home may lift your spirits.

Comprehension Questions

  1. What is the name of the plant family that apples and roses belong to?
  2. What characteristics do flowering plants in this family share?
  3. Why are apples traditionally given to teachers?

Discussion Question: What makes a better gift, food or flowers? Would you rather receive a basket of fruit or a bouquet of flowers?

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