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English Lesson

Did you find all the definitions from yesterday?

veld:  the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.

 

kopje:  a small hill

 

compound:  a fenced enclosure containing buildings or people

 

malaria:  a disease characterized by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating

 

waterhole:  a source of drinking water, as a spring or well in the desert.

 

veranda:  a large, open porch, usually roofed and partly enclosed by a railing, often extending across the front and sides of a house

 

Shingayi tree:  a tree native to South Africa

 

Baobab:  a very large tree which is native to tropical Africa and has an exceedingly thick trunk

 

Afrikaans:  an official language of South Africa, developed out of the speech of 17th-century settlers from Holland and still very like Dutch.

The White Lions of Timbavati

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Timbavati Part 1

Timbavati Part 2

Collective Nouns

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In chapter 3, Timbavati, we read how Bertie's father "farmed cattle". A group of cattle is known as a herd of cattle and we also know that group of lions is a pride of lions. Can you find out what the collective noun is for the following animals?

buffalos

zebras

birds 

hyenas 

rhinoceros  

leopards  

monkeys  

butterflies  

crocodiles  

flamingos  

antelopes

hippopotami

 

Once you have found the collective nouns for these, imagine that you are David Attenborough and write a commentary about what you see in the video about the white lions of Timbavati. Try to include some of the collective nouns that you have found. Feel free to record an audio version of your recount and send it on to us!

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