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!

There are now over 260 lessons on this blog. Look through the Blog archive, Post labels and Popular Posts to find what you want.

If you want to print a lesson, click on the lesson title and then look for the Print Friendly icon.

''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

Monday, 12 January 2015

New species of marine reptile identified from Skye fossils

Level: Intermediate B1

Please click the 'Print Friendly' icon at the bottom of the page if you want to print this exercise.

A new species of marine reptile has been identified from fossils that are 170 million years old.

Read this article about it and then answer the following questions:

1) How long is the animal?
2) What did it feed on?
3) What are these aquatic mammals known as?
4) Which geological time period are the fossils from?
5) True or false: these fossils are very common.

Answers below!


1) 4.2 metres
2) Fish and other reptiles
3) Ichthyosaurs
4) Early to middle Jurassic
5) False (they are very rare)

No comments:

Post a Comment