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zoologist • focus on
tortoise • monitor • scanner
  1. You should your studies.
  2. A looks like a turtle.
  3. We all watched the for data.
  4. We need a to read the bar code.
  5. She always wanted to be a .
Comprehension Quiz
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1313 The Zoologist

Michael talks about his mother and why they had lots of animals around the house.

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I heard your mom is a zoologist.

A zoologist is a scientist that studies and cares for animals. Notice the following:

  1. As a child I wanted to be a zoologist.
  2. Not all zoologists work in a zoo.

focus on


Does she focus on a specific animal?

When you focus on something, you attend to it more closely than other things. Notice the following:

  1. This term we will focus on Eurepean History.
  2. He needs to focus more on his work than partying.



Do you have any tortoises in your house?

A tortoise is a reptile similar to a turtle. Notice the following:

  1. A famous fable is the tortoise and the hare.
  2. We saw sea tortoises on our dive.



We need to monitor these eggs.

When you monitor something, you watch it carefully. Notice the following:

  1. My job is to monitor the students as they take tests.
  2. All babies are monitored closely by the nurses.

ultrasound scanner


She would monitor it with an ultrasound scanner

An ultrasound is an image created by sound waves. A scanner is a device that captures information. Notice the following:

  1. All pregnant woman get an ultrasound scan.
  2. An ultrasound scanner lets you see inside a person.

Speaking Challenge

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