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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

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Monday, 30 May 2011

Great Gorillas - video lesson 3

Level: Intermediate / B1

On Saturday I took part in the Great Gorilla Run in Prague (for photos, see their Facebook page). So, here is a short, fun video lesson about gorillas.

Here is a video about a Great Gorilla Run (in London, 2006).

Watch it and answer these questions:

1 How long is the run?
2 How many gorillas are running?
3 Fill in the gaps: ''More                      , more                     , and more                           then you have ever seen before!''
4 What does the expression ''I've gone ape!'' mean?
5 How many mountain gorillas are left living in the wild?
6 How much has the population grown with the help of the Gorilla Organisation?

Hope you enjoy it!
(Read more about Great Gorilla Run)

Answers below!


1 7km ('seven k')
2 1,000
3 hair, sweat, bananas
4 I've gone crazy
5 700
6 20%

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