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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

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Bison, vodka and Poland's primeval forest - video lesson 7

Level: Advanced / C1

Here is a good, short (four minute) video about Bialowieza Forest in Poland.
Watch it and then answer these questions:
1) How many Bison are in Bialowicza?
2) Who is Mateusz Szymura?
3) What did he study?
4) How many tree species are there in the forest?
5) Complete the quote form Mr Szymura:
     ''Our goal is to protect the ______________''

Answers below!


1) 500
2) Park Ranger / Guide
3) Forestry
4) 24
5) (natural) process

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