English Culture Videos

"Serviceberry Trees"

Instructions: Watch this video on fruit trees and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

This tree has ______ flowers in the spring.

It is the autumn brilliance serviceberry tree, and in the spring, it has beautiful white flowers.

The fruit has a _____ flavor.

You can see it has kind of purplish, blackish, uh, fruit. They’re very sweet. Let me pick off one here. Um, let’s try it. Very sweet.

_____ like eating the fruit.

. . . if you don’t pick the fruit first, the birds will get ‘em (them).

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What kinds of fruit do you enjoy eating? What kinds of trees grow in your country? Use the Internet to learn more about each of these fruits. What does the fruit look like? What does it taste like and how is it prepared and eaten?

  1. breadfruit
  2. cherimoya
  3. mango
  4. jackfruit
  5. durian
  6. dragon fruit
  7. feijoa

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall, and I’m here in front of our house with, uh, one of the trees that my wife planted about seven years ago. It is the autumn brilliance serviceberry tree, and in the spring, it has beautiful white flowers, uh, but, right now, actually, the fruit is coming on. You can see it has kind of purplish, blackish, uh, fruit. They’re very sweet. Let me pick off one here. Um, let’s try it. Very sweet.

The tree grows to about 20-feet tall . . . or 25-feet tall, and you have to be careful because if you don’t pick the fruit first, the birds will get ‘em (them).