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Komodo Island

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

Danu: So could you talk about another place of Indonesia, a very famous place.

Widuri: Oh, another famous place is Komodo Island. Have you heard that?

Danu: Komodo Island? No, this is the first time for me to hear about Komodo Island.

Widuri: Komodo Island. So this Komodo Island – komodo is an animal. This is a very rare animal.

Danu: I see.

Widuri: I don't think you can find komodo in other place but Indonesia.

Danu: Really?

Widuri: Hmm. Komodo, its shape is like a lizard.

Danu: I see.

Widuri: Yeah. It's like a lizard but it's very huge. You know, the size is like lion size.

Danu: So big.

Widuri: Yes. It is so big.

Danu: Is it a dangerous animal?

Widuri: Yes, it is. You cannot touch them.

Danu: So there are so many komodos in Komodo Island.

Widuri: Yes, it is. The Komodo Island is the only one island where you can find komodo. If you can find komodo in a zoo in Indonesia, that must be from Komodo Island. And this Komodo Island is also very beautiful. They have, you know, pink beach. Do you – have you heard about it?

Danu: Pink beach?

Widuri: Yeah, pink beach.

Danu: So is it pink colored beach?

Widuri: Yes. The beach, the sand… the sand color is pink. I think it's because of the coral, the pink coral who came to the beach.

Danu: Oh, that's very interesting.

Widuri: Yes.

Danu: So if there are komodos in Komodo Island, people cannot go to Komodo Island?

Widuri: No. If you go to Komodo Island, you have to be guided with a tour guide because you cannot touch them. You can only see the komodo from a distance.

Danu: Oh, I see. That's really interesting.

Widuri: Yeah.

Danu: Komodos and pink beach.

Widuri: Yeah.

Danu: Thank you very much for the information, Widuri.

Widuri: Yeah. Thank you. You have to go to Indonesia.

Danu: I will definitely. Please be my tour guide.

Widuri: Okay.

Answer these questions about the interview.
Audio Lessons about Phrases and Vocabulary

rare

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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.

island

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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.

beach

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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

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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.

coral

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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

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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.

Vocabulary Quiz

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 .

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