Audio Exercise «Koala Facts»

Audio Eexercise.

1. Watch and fill in the gaps witj the words from the box.

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Koala Bear documentary

When Australia separated from Gondwanaland*, it was like a giant Noah’s Ark  1) __________ on the seas, and the animals on it had to adapt in isolation from the rest. The trees also adapted, particularly the eucalyptus tree, which quickly spread. The Koala bear 2) __________ the impossible: it adapted to the point where 3)_________  are eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus leaves are poor quality food, 4) ___________, but the koala has managed to survive on them. Their 5) ____________ is long, and the koalas go about their business without wasting any energy. This is part of their 6) __________ strategy. They can survive on only 16 ounces of leaves a day.
The young koalas 7) __________ in the 8) ___________ bag until they are 6 months old. When they are 9) __________, they are initiated into the art of leaf eating. After 10) __________, the young koalas leave their mothers to live on their own in these woodlands.


* — Gondwana was an ancient supercontinent that broke up about 180 million years ago. The continent eventually split into landmasses we recognize today: Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica, the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Peninsula. — See more at:

2. Now answer the question: ‘What surprised you more in this documentary?’

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