Lesson 14 - Animals
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- Read an article about animals from North America.
- Answer reading comprehension questions.
- Write about an animal from your country or region on our blog.
English Reading Exercise
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Animals of North America
There are eight different kinds of bears in the world. Brown bears and black bears live in many areas of North America and polar bears live in parts of Alaska and Canada. Many kinds of bears hibernate, or sleep in the winter. This helps them save energy. In the winter the baby bears, or cubs, are born.
The bison, which is also called the buffalo, has a big head and curved horns. Bison live in herds, or groups of animals, in the western United States and Canada. An adult bison can weigh up to 2000 pounds and a large bison can eat as much as 60 pounds of grass a day!
The beaver is a large rodent with a flat tail that it uses for swimming and for balancing. The beaver is famous for its ability to build dams in rivers and streams.
The raccoon is a small mammal that looks like it's wearing a mask. It has a striped tail. Raccoons are omnivorous, which means that they can eat many different things. They have very dexterous paws which they can use to open containers to get at the food inside.
A moose is a member of the deer family. In the spring the male moose grows a set of antlers on its head which he loses in the following winter. Moose can grow to be 7 feet tall and 1500 pounds. Moose are herbivores, which means that they eat plants.
Select the correct answer.
Describe an animal (or animals) from your country or region. Write on a paper or on our blog.
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