Welcome! This site is for students to practice their English and keep up to date with environmental issues.

You can find a mixture of reading, crosswords, videos and short English lessons: these will normally be vocabulary, but I may also treat you to some grammar!

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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

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

What is killing Killer Whales? Video lesson 5

BBC Nature has a lot of good material - blogs, short articles, videos, amazing photos, etc.
Have a look at this article on Killer Whales and answer the questions below:
1) What is the scientific name for the Killer Whale
2) What are PCBs?
3) Who is Alex Rogers?
4) How fast can Killer Whales swim? (click on 'Learn more and watch amazing videos')
5) According to the video 'Orcas on the hunt', why is it dangerous for them to hunt rays?

Answers next week!

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