1430 Komodo Island

Widuri talks about a special island her country with a very special, and dangerous animal.

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It was destroyed before because of the earthquake.

When something is destroyed, it is damaged very badly. Notice the following:

  1. The house was destroyed by the flood.
  2. The heavy rain destroyed the hiking trail.



And roughly, how old is this place?

Here, roughly means about. We use the word roughly to guess about something. Notice the following:

  1. How long roughly will it take to get home?
  2. Can you tell me roughly how much it will cost?



This is a very rare animal.

Something that is rare is not common. Notice the following:

  1. It is rare for people to speak five languages.
  2. Tigers are now very rare in the wild.



The Komodo Island is the only one island where you can find komodo.

An island is a place surrounded by water. Notice the following:

  1. Australia is one big island.
  2. Japan has four main islands.



They have, you know, pink beach.

The beach is a sandy place where the land touches water such as a lake, sea, or ocean. Notice the following:

  1. I love to go to the beach on a warm day.
  2. Hawaii has many nice beaches.

hear / heard


Have you heard about it?

Have you heard about it? means Do you know about it? Notice the following:

  1. Have you heard about the new mall?
  2. I have not heard about it yet.



The sand color is pink because of the coral.

Coral is sealife that look like rocks and come in many colors. Notice the following:

  1. Divers love to look at coral.
  2. The Great Barrier Reef has colorful coral.

from a distance


You can only see the komodo from a distance.

When something is from a distance, it is far away. Notice the following:

  1. I can see the tower from a distance. It is so tall.
  2. He waved at me from a distance.
Answer these questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
beach • island • rare
heard • coral • distance
  1. This book is and hard to find.
  2. Have you about my town?
  3. The are many fish around the .
  4. We played volleyball on the .
  5. He lives on a small in the sea.
  6. I can see it barely in the .