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  Komodo Dragons 

VIDEO 1
 
   
 

A. First viewing: General Facts.

1. The scene takes place:     in a zoo.   in a park.   on an island.   in a big city.

2. What can you say about the landscape?

   It is a desert.              

   There is a lot of snow.

   It is dry (= not wet) and there are small shrubs and plants.

   There are a lot of tall trees.

3. This video is about:    pets.       people.     wild animals.

B. Second viewing: Figures.

1. Komodo dragons have survived for  million years.
 
2. An aviator discovered the Komodo Dragons in 19.
 
3. The tongue of a Komodo dragon is  centimetres long. 
 
4. Komodo dragons can measure up to  meters in length (= Komodo dragons are ... meters long).
 
5. Komodo dragons weigh  kilos.
6. Their teeth are  to  centimetres long.
C. Third viewing: Right or Wrong?
1. The aviator who discovered the Komodo dragons was German.      Right.      Wrong.
 
2. He discovered them by accident.                                                     Right.      Wrong.
 
3. Komodo Dragons eat fruit, vegetables and fish.                             Right.      Wrong.
        
4. They have a mechanical step.                                                            Right.      Wrong.
D. Fourth viewing: Fill in the blanks.
1. The Komodo dragons are the  reptiles in the world.
 
2. The aviator who discovered the Komodo dragons was thought to be  (= crazy) when he returned with tales (= stories) of these monsters.
 
3. Komodo dragons are capable of bringing down a deer or a  with a slap of their .

4. Komodo dragons use their tongues to  and investigate the surroundings.

 

VIDEO 2
 
   
 
A. First viewing: General Facts.
1. The scene takes place:      in a zoo.   in a park.   on an island.   in a big city.
 
2. What is happening is:         ordinary.  special.
 
3. This video is about: (several possible answers)
 
     making money with Komodo dragons.
     breeding baby Komodo dragons.
     learning more about Komodo dragons.
     killing Komodo dragons and eat them.
 
4. Normally Komodo dragons live in:   Africa.    Indonesia.    Australia.
B. Second viewing: Figures.
1. After  months in an incubator, eggs are hatching.
 
2. Komodo dragons can live over  years.
 
3. There may be fewer than  of these ancient creatures in the wild.
C. Third viewing: Right or Wrong?
1. So little is known about Komodo dragons.           Right.      Wrong.
(= We don’t know a lot of things about them).
 
2. Captive Komodo dragons seem / look violent.    Right.      Wrong.
 
3. Adult dragons have a friendly bite.                    Right.      Wrong.
 
4. Wild Komodo dragons eat about anything.          Right.      Wrong.
D. Fourth viewing: Fill in the blanks.
1. Komodo dragons are notoriously difficult to breed in .
 
2. Catching (= capturing) these rare reptile takes  and .
 
3. With small populations like the Komodo dragons, it is important for us to learn as much as we can about not only keeping them  but  them.
 
4. The Komodo dragons at the zoo feast on a diet consisting of  and .
 
5. The baby Komodo dragons will live in a  for now and move to a larger exhibit as they .
 
6. These baby dragons are a .
 
 THE END!