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  1. There is an about the human body at the science museum right now.
  2. For me, insects are pretty food.
  3. This bird is an species, and there are almost none left living in the wild.
  4. As a part of the travel package, we are actually going to sleep in a for the night.
  5. I could see someone coming closer out of the of my eye.
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450 Rare Food
Greg talks about eating a very rare dish while in the wilderness.

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wild food

In your travels, Greg, have you ever eaten any wild food?

'Wild food' refers to food that is very different or strange. It can also refer to wild animals that are hunted and then eaten. Notice the following:

  1. We saw a lot of wild food at the market, but I was too scared to try any of it.
  2. Most of what they eat here is wild food.

rainforest

In the morning, we went walking through the woods, but actually in the rainforest, it's really hard to walk.

A 'rainforest' is a tropical forest with many tall trees and dense plants. It is an area that receives a lot of rain every year. Notice the following:

  1. These mammals are found mostly in the rainforest of Brazil.
  2. Now there is a lot of effort to protect the rainforest.

saw in the corner of my eye

I was taking photographs when I saw in the corner of my eye my friends suddenly picked up their rifles.

When you see something 'in the corner of your eye' it is off to one side of you or the other and you can just barely see it in your area of vision. Notice the following:

  1. I thought I just saw something moving in the corner of my eye.
  2. I could see him waving in the corner of my eye.

exhibition

I thought it was very interesting, but then I saw an exhibition about endangered animals, and it was one of them.

An 'exhibition' is an exhibit where things like art or artifacts are put on display for people to see and to learn. Notice the following:

  1. He has an exhibition of his paintings in his house every month.
  2. An exhibition of ancient tools is at the history museum right now.

endangered

I would never have eaten an endangered animal if I had known.

If an animal is 'endangered' it means that there are few few of this type of animal alive in the world. Notice the following:

  1. Harpy eagles are one of the largest birds of prey, but they are endangered so you can only see them in zoos.
  2. This groups tries to protect many endangered animals and give them a safe place to reproduce.