by IELTS PASS

Saving the juniper plant

You will hear an Environmental Studies student giving a presentation about his project on saving an endangered species of plant.

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Saving the juniper plant

Background

1   Juniper was one of the first plants to colonise Britain after the last

2    Its smoke is virtually , so juniper wood was used as fuel in illegal activities. 

3    Oils from the plant were used to prevent spreading.

4    Nowadays, its berries are widely used to food and drink.

Ecology

5    Juniper plants also support several species of insects and

Problems

6    In current juniper populations, ratios of the are poor.

7    Many of the bushes in each group are of the same age so  of whole populations is rapid.

Solutions

8    Plantlife is trialling novel techniques across areas of England.

9    One measure is to introduce for seedlings.

10    A further step is to plant  from healthy bushes.