Watch a video about puffins and tick the correct answers.
1 Where is the puffin colony situated?
On an island off the coast On the main land In the State of Maine In the Indian Ocean
2 Why do the cameramen use a special infra-red video?
Because puffins are afraid of light. Because baby puffins always leave their nests at night.
Because the parents are not with their baby at night. Because the parents would attack the cameramen.
3 When is a puffin’s bill colourful?
All the time. In winter In the nesting season. When it is not in the water.
4 Puffins often attack each other during the mating season.
5 Puffins can use their bills to show that they like each other.
6 Which of the parent birds hatches the egg?
The female bird The male bird Both birds hatch the egg at the same time
The parents take turns in incubating the egg.
7 What do you think the narrator means by ‘TLC’?
Tender Loving Care Tasty Little Chick The Learning Channel Total Loving Control
8 The baby puffin finds its way to the ocean because its parents show it the way.
9 What natural dangers do puffins have to face?
Cold weather and storms Very cold water and sharks Storms and predators Other birds
10 There are thousands of people who love this bird.
Watch the video again and fill the missing information in the following table.
Number of eggs laid by a puffin couple every year
Time of incubation
Age of a baby puffin when it leaves its nest
Flight speed of a puffin
miles per hour
Number of wing beats
over times a minute
Time spent at sea before returning to the mating colony
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