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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

Friday, 29 November 2013

Burma's undiscovered insects and spiders

Level: Intermediate / B1

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A BBC/Smithsonian film crew went to Burma (Myanmar) and discovered some wonderful new species.

Have a look at this photo-story and then answer the following questions:
1) What is an entomologist?
2) Where is Tamanathi?
3) How did the team catch the insects they studied?
4) How long was the featherwing beetle?
5) In the last photo, what is on the spider's body?

Answers below!


1) A scientist who studies insects
2) In the north-west
3) With bucket and light traps
4) 0.5 mm long
5) Young spiderlings

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