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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reading Activity - Level 4



The following piece of writing has words missing.
Read the whole piece of writing first to get an idea of what it is about.
Fill in the gaps so that the piece of writing makes sense.
Write only ONE word in each space.
You can cross out and change answers as you go along.


The largest of all flying creatures is the albatross, which can have a wingspan of 3.5 metres.
The bill of this huge seagull is long and powerful.
The albatrosses home (1) is the southern oceans of the world (2) where it
may sometimes travel great distances (3). One albatross, found near the Chilean
area (4), had a special identification tag fastened from (5) its neck which
had been put down (6) in New Zealand only 12 days earlier. At (7) that
brief time the bird had  gone (8) 4800 kilometres, an average of 400 kilometres (9)
daily – an amazing feat of endurance.
They (10) are capable of flying at speeds higher (11) than 90 km/h. Their
outstanding ability to soar (12) and glide far better than any
____________ (13) bird has led to them being ____________ (14)
'the prince of soaring birds'.
They feed (15) mainly on squid, fish, shrimp, and
sea (16) creatures that are found near the bottom (17)
of the sea. They also swoop down (18) on scraps thrown overboard from ships.
Also (19) they will follow a ship for many (20) days.
Albatrosses will alight on the top (21) surface, but only when it is  (22).
They visit land in the breeding only (23) for a brief time. Adult birds go (24)
out at sea for two or longer than (25) three years.
Image source: T.Mattern, Department of Zoology, University of Otago




My Answers:


1
Home ✔
15
Feed ✔
2
World ✔
16
Small ✔
3
Distances ✔
17
Surface ✔
4
Area
18
Down ✔
5
Near ✔
19
Sometimes ✔
6
Down
20
Many ✔
7
In ✔
21
Ocean ✔
8
Travelled ✔
22
?
9
Kilometres ✔
23
Only
10
They ✔
24
Stay ✔
11
Greater ✔
25
Even


12
Soar


13
?


14
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