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  • Vocabulary Worksheets by Rachel Spack Koch

    Intermediate level

    Azar Grammar Series: Fundamentals of English Grammar, 3rd edition

    Vocabulary Worksheets help students learn new vocabulary in the context of the grammar covered in the tables of contents of the Azar textbooks or any comparable syllabus. An Answer Key and Word List for target vocabulary are provided for each chapter. You may download, reproduce and adapt the material to suit your classroom needs. Vocabulary Worksheets are available as Word documents or PDF files.

    Chapter 8Connecting Ideas 1. Reading: Elephants 2. Vocabulary practice 3. Vocabulary practice 4. Reading: Pliny Describes Elephants 5. Vocabulary practice 6. Vocabulary practice 7. Vocabulary practice 8. Which word doesnt belong? 9. Vocabulary review 10. Word search game

    Answer Key Word List

  • Vocabulary Worksheets Fundamentals of English Grammar, 3

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    Chapter 8: Connecting Ideas

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    Worksheet 1. Reading: Elephants

    Read the questions and answers about elephants from a nature website. Then

    answer the questions on the next page.

    Elephants

    Is it true that elephants never forget anything?

    Elephants do have remarkable memories. This helps

    them to survive well in the wild. They can find food

    and water during times of drought because they can

    remember places to drink and to find food.

    Elephants usually remember each other for their whole lifetime, even

    though they may not see each other for many years.

    Why do elephants have such large ears?

    Elephants have their enormous ears so they can cool themselves. The ears

    act as cooling devices, like two huge fans. When the animal flaps its ears,

    the blood temperature goes down 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit).

    Can elephants run?

    Elephants are actually incapable of running, but they can walk

    very fast. Researchers have recorded speeds of elephants

    moving elephants at 18-20 miles (29-32 kilometers) per hour!

    This is as fast as world-class Olympic hurdlers.

    Are elephants afraid of mice?

    At one time many people thought elephants were afraid of mice,

    but this is not true. Its a myth. In zoos, a mouse sometimes runs

    around very near the tip of an elephants trunk, but the elephant

    ignores it.

    Is it true that the normal lifespan of an elephant is 100 years?

    Although many people believe that elephants live for over 100 years, the

    oldest elephant ever recorded died on February 26, 2003, at the age of 86.

    He had lived in the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan.

    The average lifespan of an elephant in the wild is about 50 years. When an

    elephant in the wild dies of old age, its often because its last teeth have

    worn out. It cant eat any more, and dies of hunger. Well cared-for

    elephants in zoos live longer. Their average lifespan can be close to 70 years.

  • Vocabulary Worksheets Fundamentals of English Grammar, 3

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    Worksheet 1, page 2

    Circle T if the statement is true according to the reading. Circle F if the statement is

    false.

    1. T / F Elephants have excellent memories.

    2. T / F Elephants can find food and water even when the weather is

    extremely dry.

    3. T / F Elephants dont forget other elephants.

    4. T / F Elephants have huge ears.

    5. T / F Elephants ears serve mostly so they can hear very, very well.

    6. T / F Elephants can run very fast.

    7. T / F Elephants are afraid of mice.

    8. T / F Scientists have records of elephants that have lived to be 100 years

    old.

    9. T / F Elephants in the wild live for about 60 years, on average.

    10. T / F Although elephants in certain zoos are extremely well cared-for,

    elephants in zoos never live as long as elephants in the wild. They

    die younger.

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    Worksheet 2. Vocabulary practice

    Circle the letter of the correct meaning of the word or phrase in bold.

    1. Ethan has remarkable abilities in music. He is only five years old, but he

    is already famous as a violinist.

    a. strange

    b. unusual and excellent

    c. inherited

    2. All the trees are dying. There has been a drought for two years.

    a. period of cold weather

    b. period without care

    c. period without rain

    3. There are enormous areas of wilderness in northern Canada.

    a. very big

    b. very cold

    c. very dry

    4. The police can record the speed of a moving car with a radar device.

    a. machine or tool that does a special job

    b. automobile

    c. computer

    5. Penguins flap their wings, but they dont fly.

    a. move up and down

    b. move in and out

    c. move around

    6. Newborn babies are incapable of walking.

    a. have the ability

    b. dont have the ability

    c. are tired

    7. In many countries of the world, little children think that Santa Claus brings

    them presents, but this is a myth.

    a. fact

    b. story that is untrue

    c. history

    8. Janet never answers the phone when she is studying. If it rings, she just

    ignores it.

    a. pays no attention to

    b. turns it off

    c. doesnt know anything about

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    Worksheet 3. Vocabulary practice

    Complete the sentences with the correct word or phrase from the word pool.

    average

    fan

    hunger

    hungry

    in the wild

    in the world

    life style

    lifetime

    survive

    tail

    tip

    trunk

    world class

    worn out

    1. My great-grandfather is 91 years old. He tells wonderful stories about

    events that happened during his ___________________________.

    2. Plants cant ___________________________ without water and light.

    3. A ___________________________ makes the air cooler.

    4. We had to buy a new refrigerator because the one we had had for 25

    years was ________________________.

    5. An elephant has a long

    ___________________________.

    6. In zoos, animals receive food and care from

    zookeepers, but___________________________ animals have to find

    their own food.

    7. The ___________________________ age at retirement was 62.4

    years in the United States in 2000.

    8. The goal of the charity is to eliminate

    ___________________________ all over the world.

    9. The best hotel in the city is a five-star hotel. You can

    say that it is a___________________________

    hotel.

    10.When the _______________________ of a pencil

    breaks off, you cant write with the pencil.

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    Worksheet 4. Reading: Pliny Describes Elephants

    Two thousand years ago, people in present-day Europe knew very little about

    elephants. Read the passage about elephants, closely based on the one written in the

    first century A.D. by Pliny the Elder in Natural History, Book 8. Then answer the

    questions on the next page.

    Pliny Describes Elephants

    The elephant's lifespan is three

    hundred years. They travel in

    herds, are afraid of mice, and

    courteously salute men in

    whatever way they can. They once

    lived in both in Africa and India,

    but now only live in India.

    Persian and Indian soldiers build wooden towers on the back of elephants

    and fight from there.

    They possess the quality of mercy. If by chance they see a man

    wandering in the desert, they offer to lead him to familiar paths. If by

    chance they fight in battle, they want to take care of the wounded soldiers,

    so they take the exhausted ones and the injured ones back into their own

    camps.

    The elephant is the closest of all animals to humans in intelligence. It

    understands the language of its own country, so it can understand and obey

    orders. Elephants are wise and just, remember their duties, enjoy affection,

    and respect the intelligence of men. They know that their

    tusks are valuable, so when a tusk falls off, they bury it.

    Elephants are gentle, and do no harm unless someone

    provokes them. Male elephants are used in battle,

    carrying castles full of armed soldiers on their backs. The

    slightest squeal of a wild boar can frighten them. They

    hate mice and refuse to eat food that a mouse has

    touched. The main natural enemy of elephants is the

    terrifying dragon.

    Fact: An elephant has one trunk and two tusks