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Activity overview:

Words in the News (7th January 2015): How many in the zoo?
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150107
Transcript

One, two, three… It's census time at London Zoo.

Zookeepers are kicking off the New Year with the mammoth task of counting every single animal. The zoo houses more than 750 different species.

For penguins, food is an incentive to show up for the count.

Monkeys are known to be clever animals. Here the question is: who's counting who?

Vocabulary

census
official count of the population

kicking off
starting

mammoth task
very big task

houses
gives a place to live

incentive
encouragement

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