Vocabulary Practice: Penguins (1)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    Mother penguins lay eggs and baby penguins ..... from these eggs when they are ready.

  • 2

    When they are born, baby penguins are called ...... We call many types of baby birds this when they are small.

  • 3

    There are many different ..... of penguins around the world but, generally, they are black and white in color.

  • 4

    Penguins are ..... animals and, therefore, tend to live together in large groups called colonies. This means that they like to be around other animals like themselves.

  • 5

    Penguins swim in the ocean and eat small, oceanic animals like krill as well as other types of ..... and fish.

  • 6

    Some penguins live in very cold climates in the Antarctic region of the world. These penguins have learned how to survive in very cold ......

  • 7

    Even though penguins are part of the bird family, they cannot ...... This means that they cannot soar through the skies with large, powerful wings like other birds are able to do.

  • 8

    However, penguins still have ..... like other birds do. They can't use them to soar through the air but they can use them to swim through the ocean at very high speeds. They can dive and flap them around in the water and they are very good swimmers.

  • 9

    Penguins spend most of their time in the ocean but they cannot ..... under water because they don't have gills like fish do. Fortunately, they can hold their breath for a long time so they are able to catch and eat fish under water.

  • 10

    Penguins are warm-blooded animals but tend to live in very cold climates. However, they have two feather coats as well as a layer of ..... (like whales do) under their skin called blubber to keep them warm.

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