Moonflower – level 1
A cactus blooms in a botanic garden in Cambridge, England, UK. Cactus usually grows in hot and dry places. It has thick green leaves with sharp ends.
This is a very special cactus. It usually grows in Central and South America. Only 13 botanic gardens in the world have this cactus. Its name is Selinecereus. Botanists call it ‘moonflower’.
Moonflower has beautiful, big flowers. The smell is very strong and sweet. Moonflower blooms for only one night.
Botanists from Cambridge watch the cactus all week. They do not sleep at night. They want to see the flower. When the cactus blooms, they are very happy. It happens for the first time in the UK.
The plant dies after a few hours. The smell changes. The flower smells like old food.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this news?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.