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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Friday, 4 March 2011

Nature - vocabulary lesson 4

Those of you who have been on one of my courses will recognize this exercise (and you should get them all correct!).

Put the following words into the correct sentences. Use each word only once.

     countryside    country     nature     the wild     landscape

     scenery     habitat     rural     view     environment

1   Turner was one of England's most famous                                painters.

2   Animals should live in                                and not be kept in zoos.

3   I would rather live in the                                than in a city.

4   We went for a long walk in the                                .

5   There is not much work in most                                areas.

6   I like to watch                                programmes on tv.

7   Many people are worried about the way we are destroying the                               .

8   Deforestation is destroying important                               s.

9   It was a lovely house with a wonderful                                of the lake.

10 Many people go to Switzerland because of its beautiful                                .

Need any help? I'll give you a clue if you ask nicely!
Answers below!


1   landscape
2   the wild
3   country
4   countryside
5   rural
6   nature
7   environment
8   habitat
9   view
10 scenery

Quite difficult, wasnt't it! Some confusing words. Any you are not sure about?

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