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Nature and the Environment Vocabulary
vivi_sectionist wrote in english_in_use
1 Plants and animals

A Add THREE more items to each list. Use a dictionary if necessary. The first is done for you as an example:


1 Cereals: oats, rye, maize, barley, wheat
2 Fruit: grape, pear, peach,
3 Vegetables: spinach, radish, carrot,
4 Trees: pine, olive, oak,
5 Flowers: rose, daisy, carnation,
6 Wild animals (mammals): rabbit, tiger, whale,
7 Domestic animals: turkey, camel, goat,
8 Pets: parrot, goldfish,
9 Birds: sparrow, eagle, pigeon,
10 Young animals: puppy, calf, chick,
11 Reptiles: lizard, alligator,
12 Insects: butterfly, wasp, ant,
13 Fish: salmon, shark,
14 Other sea creatures: oyster, octopus, crab,

B Find the missing words to fill the gaps in these sentences. The first one is done for you as an example:

1 Less than 2% of the British labour force is employed on farms in agriculture.
2 In the autumn, at h .............. time, the c ...........s in the fields have to be gathered in and the fruit in the orchards has to be p ..............
3 In the Alps, cows are kept indoors in winter and spend the summer in the m ..........s.
4 The sport that involves chasing or shooting animals is called h .....................
5 P ............... is caused when waste products or p ............s contaminate the environment.
6 According to the weather f........., there will be sunny i.............s this morning.
7 In the early morning there may be thick f................ and motorists should drive slowly.
8 We couldn't see very far from the top of the hill because it was slightly ............y.
9 During the night t.................... will fall below freezing and there will be a f................
10 During the s.......... many trees were blown down.
1 1 Although it was really boiling in the sun, there was a light b ............... from the sea, which made it feel quite pleasant in the s .....................
12 Although the storm passed us by, we could hear the th.................... and see the 1 ..................... in the distance.
13 It's not going to rain all day, it's just a sh ..................... . We'll soon be able to go out.
14 The s ................ in the north of the country is spectacular with deep v.........s and high snow-capped peaks, but the c ............ tends to be cool and wet.
15 The west c ..................... of the country has high c.............s as well as sandy beaches.


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