Answers (Comprehension questions) 1. Some of the parrots are endangered. There are very few left in the world. 2. The Sikye, and the Bananquit. 3. Yes, the Sandpiper, Barn Owl, and Kestrel came from America.
4. A huge hurricane destroyed the Garden and surrounding area. 5. It is similar to a large rabbit, from the rodent species. 6. A privateer is paid by a country to rob other ships. A buccaneer is not. 7. Maybe they were more comfortable speaking in their native language. Or they could have wanted to discuss something private. 8. Leprosy was a contagious disease; now it is treatable. 9. The house that looks like a wedding cake. 10. It is an act of humility to walk on sand.
Answers (Cloze activity) 1. ferment 2. habitat 3. quarantine 4. species 5. Buccaneers 6. continuous 7. portray 8. ritual 9. conservation 10. collectively 11. migratory 12. siege 13. humility 14. lepers 15. tradition