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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Biology quiz: grammar lesson 12


Level: Upper Intermediate / B2

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Quantifiers - biology quiz


A:        Complete the quiz with the following quantifiers:
 some, any, every, no, all, few, both – and, either – or, neither – nor

B:        Decide if the sentences are true or false.


1.         ________ animal belonging to the reptile family has cold blood.
2.         ________ insects have wings and six legs.
3.         ________ African ________ Indian elephants can swim.
4.         There are ________ snakes in Iceland.
5.         Jellyfish don’t have ________ a mouth ________ a sense of smell.
6.         ________ clams start as males and then ________ become females.  
7.         ________ animals can regrow ________ part of their bodies.
8.         Polar bears can live ________ in the USA ________ Greenland.
9.         ________ monkeys are colour blind.
10.       ________ bats can walk, because their leg bones are too thin.
11.       ________ crocodiles ________ alligators have the same number of teeth.
12.       ________ wild birds survive for more than a year.
13.       ________ bears hibernate every winter.
14.       ________ toads ________ frogs can jump well, but toads can jump even higher.
15.       Giraffes do not have ________ vocal chords. They ________ communicate with their tails.
Adapted from New English File Upper Intermediate OUP

Answers below!



Answers!


1          Every animal belonging to the reptile family has cold blood.
            T
2          All insects have wings and six legs.
            F – they all have six legs but not all insects have wings, e.g. lice, fleas.
3          Neither African nor Indian elephants can swim.
F – all elephants are great swimmers, and can swim for up to 48km, at a speed of up to 2.70km/h.
4          There are no snakes in Iceland.
            T – they wouldn’t be able to survive the low temperatures.
5          Jellyfish don’t have either a mouth or a sense of smell.
            F – they have both.
6          All clams start as males and then some become females. 
            T
7          No animals can regrow any part of their bodies.
F – e.g. lizards can regrow their tails, and if you cut a starfish into pieces, each piece will grow into a whole new starfish.
8          Polar bears can live both in the USA and Greenland.
            T – there are polar bears in Alaska and in Greenland.
9          All monkeys are colour blind.
            F – most can see either two or three colours.
10        No bats can walk, because their leg bones are too thin.
            F – most bats aren’t able to walk, but vampire bats can both walk and run.
11        Both crocodiles and alligators have the same number of teeth.
            F – crocodiles have 68–70 and alligators 80–88.
12        Few wild birds survive for more than a year.
            T
13        All bears hibernate every winter.
            F – pandas don’t hibernate at all.
14        Both toads and frogs can jump well, but toads can jump even higher.
            F – toads can only hop, whereas frogs can jump quite far.
15        Giraffes do not have any vocal chords. They all communicate with their tails.
F – they communicate by emitting low-frequency sounds which most humans can’t hear.

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