It’s time for the fourth part of Simon and Penguin’s Fireside Tales.
As always, you can download the transcript with a glossary so you can follow as you listen. After you have watched the video, use the quiz to test your understanding.
Chapter three concluded with biologist Edward Wilson and his two companions standing on the edge a huge crevasse. How can they get past in order to continue their journey to the Emperor Penguin colony? Watch chapter four to find out.
Chapter Four- At the Colony
How well did you understand the story so far?
Try and answer these questions. You can watch the video again.
1. The last 35 kilometres were especially difficult because…
- the volcanoes were in the way
- there were only about 100 penguins
- it was dark all the time
- they had to find a way past very big cracks in the ice
2. Why were the penguins standing close together?
- To protect against the cold
- Because they were afraid of the explorers
- To protect against predators
- To pose for selfies
3. Why did the explorers give up on their first attempt to reach the colony?
- There were too many crevasses
- They were attacked by an Orca
- The penguin eggs were too big to carry
- They could not climb down a cliff
4. Why do the penguins keep their eggs on their feet?
- The eggs are too big to sit on
- To keep the eggs warm
- To protect the eggs from predators
- Because the female birds are far away at sea
5. The male penguins do not eat for two months as they incubate the eggs.
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1d, 2a, 3d, 4b, 5a
Do you want to know how the journey continues? Come back next month for chapter five.