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William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Monday, 13 June 2011

Leatherback Turtle seen off Scotland

Level: Upper intermediate / B2

Leatherback turtles are occasionally seen in British waters.
Here is a short article about a recent sighting. Read it and then answer the following questions:
1 What is the name of the HWDT ship?
2 What is the captains name?
3 What is a group of dolphins called?
4 What is the conservation status of the Leatherback Turtle?
5 What does it eat?

Answers below!


1 Silurian
2 Dave Hanna
3 A pod
4 Critically endangered
5 Jellyfish

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