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The Elephant: Reading Practice 5 (report)

The elephant is the largest and strongest of all animals. It is a strange looking animal with its thick legs,huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small tail, little eyes, long white tusks and above all it has a long nose, the trunk. The trunk is the elephant’s peculiar feature, and it has various uses. The elephant… Read More »

Hummingbirds: Reading Practice 4 (report)

Hummingbird is a common name for any of the more than 300 species of a family of small birds found in the Americas. The hummingbird family contains the smallest of all birds; many species are less than 8 cm (3 in) in overall length. The smallest species is the bee hummingbird of Cuba. Males are slightly smaller than… Read More »

Blue Whales: Reading Practice 3 (report)

Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and upwards of 200 tons (181 metric tons). Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile. Blue whales reach these mind-boggling… Read More »

Piranha: Reading Practice 1 (report)

Today, piranhas inhabit the freshwaters of South America from the Orinoco River Basin in Venezuela up to the Paraná River in Argentina. Though estimates vary, around 30 species inhabit the lakes and rivers of South America today. Fossil evidence puts piranha ancestors in the continent’s rivers 25 million years ago, but modern piranha genera may have only been around for… Read More »

The Moringa Oleifera: Listening Practice 2 (report)

The following questions are based on the story of the Moringa Oleifera plant provided by Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file of the story by clicking this link The Moringa Oleifera 1. The plant is considered valuable because of its … . A. roots B. leaves C. vitamin D. origin E. nutrition 2. The following… Read More »