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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, 4 July 2011

Serengeti road project

Level: Advanced / C1

A controversial road project through the Serengeti had been cancelled.
Read this article about it and answer these questions:

1 What habitats does the Serengeti national park protect?
2 How many herbivore take part in the mass migrations in the national park?
3 How many bird species can be found in the Serengeti?
4 Who does Dr Markus Borner work for?
5 How many vehicles would have used the new road?

Answers below!


1 Grassland and savannah
2 Two million
3 450
4 Frankfurt Zoological Society
5 800 a day by 2015, 3000 a day by 2035

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