Pink Flamingos Arrive in Kenya

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1. If something shimmers, it:
a. is often too bright.
b. gives off a flickering or tremulous light.
c. it is completely transparent.

2. A cacophony is the beautiful sound of the birds chirping.
true false

3. If a bird flaps its wings, it:
a. stretches them.
b. cleans them.
c. waves or flutters them.

4. To mate is:
a. to breed. b. to fly.
c. to migrate.

5. What is the "worrying picture" in this text?
a. the fact that the flamingos have returned in such a large number.
b. the problems the flamingos bring to the community.
c. the pollution produced from factories near Lake Nakuru.

6. Another way of saying "a build up" is
a. a gradual increase.
b. a loss.
c. insufficient amounts.

7. If something is on the decline it is:
a. increasing in number.
b. becoming fewer.
c. relatively stable.

8. If you cut down on something you increase it.
true false

9. A trend is:
a. a general tendency.
b. unusual occurence.
c. a rare event.

10. If you take an issue on board you:
a. you put the ideas on a boat.
b. you consider and accept it.
c. you refuse to have anything to do with it.

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