Break time﹕Cherry tree
1. You may have heard of the story of the American president _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (華盛頓) being honest about cutting down his father's favourite cherry tree. However, the story is not true but a fable written by Mason Locke Weems!
2. Cherry blossom is one of the most loved flowers in _ _ _ _ _, where it is known as "sakura". People in the country enjoy the view of the pink or white flowers in March and April with the help of the "flower watching forecast" prepared based on weather forecasts in different prefectures (縣府).
3. Dark and red cherry woods are hard and smooth with a beautiful reddish gold colour. Therefore the material is used for making _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ like cabinets, tables and sometimes staircases and doors.
4. Cherry trees have small, sweet stone fruits (核果) with a hard and large seed at the centre. _ _ _ _ _ _ (土耳其), the US, Chile (智利) and Italy are some of the largest producers of the delicious fruit.
fable (n) 寓言
forecast (n) 預測
cabinet (n) 櫃
[Smarties' Power English 第210期]