Exercise 1: Context

Look at the words in the box. The meanings are given
below the box. Go back to the Sea Turtles passage and read it again. Try to work out the
meaning of the words from the sentence they are in. If that sentence doesn’t
help you try reading the sentences before and after it, too.

debate

definition

adaptation

withdrawn

drawback

vulnerable

unintentionally

delicacy

hatchling

extinct

 

 

1.    
done without meaning or by accident…….


 

2.    
no longer existing………………………………………

 

3.    
a newly hatched baby turtle…………………….


 

4.    
easily hurt or damaged………………………………


 

5.    
something tasty to eat………………………………


 

6.    
disadvantage or problem……………………………


 

7.    
a disagreement or argument…………………….


 

8.    
the exact meaning of something………………

 

9.    
moved backwards……………………………………...

 

10.
a change to suit the circumstances………….

 

 

Exercise 2: Word Puzzle

Exercise 3: Scrambled Words

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Sea Turtles Passage


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