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The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree from Aesop with a Podcast

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The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree from Aesop’s fables with a podcast and vocabulary practice in real context for ESL students

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The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree

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The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree from Aesop for advanced ESL students

An olive tree taunted a fig tree with the loss of her leaves at a certain season of the year.

  • to taunt: to provoke and ridicule someone

Flora definition in context with images and synonyms

“You,” she said, “lose your leaves every autumn, and are bare till the spring: whereas I, as you see, remain green and flourishing all the year round.”

  • bare: without any leaves
  • whereas: but, however

Vernal GRE Vocabulary Flashcard at LELB Society

Soon afterwards, there came a heavy fall of snow, which settled on the leaves of the olive so that she bent and broke under the weight; but the flakes fell harmlessly through the bare branches of the fig, which survived to bear many another crop.

  • settle on: stay on, set up house in
  • to bear: to produce, yield, develop
  • crops: plants grown and harvested for use

Verdant GRE Vocabulary Flashcard at LELB Society


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