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Answers for “Flying Tortoises” with explanation
|1. v||The islands were colonised by one or more tortoises from mainland South America”. “Colonise” can be considered the same as “populate”.|
|2. iii||This paragraph explains what happened to the tortoises after human arrival, and those are negative impacts for the tortoises such as -taken on board these ships to act as food supplies, they (humans) hunted the tortoises and destroyed their habitat to clear land for agriculture, and so on.|
|3. viii||This paragraph talks about a tortoise-breeding center with its captive-breeding programme.
In 1989, work began on a tortoise breeding centre
• Start = begin
|4. i||If people wait too long after that point, the tortoises eventually become too large to transport. This means that if the timing is wrong, there is a big price to pay or they have to face a big problem.|
|5. iv||……….to work out more ambitious reintroduction. The aim was to use a helicopter to move 300 of the breeding centre’s tortoises to various locations close to Sierra Negra.
It means that the plan is a very big one.
|6. vi||The whole paragraph explains the procedures indicating that the operation was carefully prepared.|
|7. ii||Eventually, one tiny tortoise came across a fully grown giant …|
|8. pirates||17th Century, small numbers||paragraph B line 2-3||From 17th century onwards, pirates took a few on board for food, … … ..
|9. food||1790s, very large numbers||paragraph B line 5& 6||The tortoises were taken on board these ships to act as food supplies during long ocean passages. Sometimes, their bodies were processed into high-grade oil.”
|10. oil||1790s, very large numbers||paragraph B line 5& 6||Sometimes, their bodies were processed into high-grade oil.|
|11. settlers||hunt, on islands||paragraph B, line 9||They hunted the tortoises……”.
|12. species||Habitat destruction, not native||Paragraph B, line 10||They also introduced alien species- ranging from ……………|
|13. eggs||feed on, baby tortoise||Paragraph B, line 11||…….that either prey on the eggs and young tortoises… .. ..”.