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Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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Nature

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Wild about Nature?

Vocabulary practice and links to explore the natural world online.

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Beginner

Elementary

 

 

Pre-Intermediate

Intermediate

Upper Intermediate

 

Advanced

Upper Advanced

 

Learn Vocabulary

Picture Dictionary, with Sound

LanguageGuide.org. Hover the mouse over the picture to read the word and listen to the pronunciation (American English).

Birds 

Mammals

Reptiles and Amphibians

Insects

African Animals

Sea Animals

Farm Animals

Cats and Dogs 

Plants

Weather

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Level: All. This website has sound Go>

Nature Vocabulary

A mixture of scientific terms and general English words.  When you have completed a page, click on the numbers at the bottom of the screen to move to the next one.

Animals 1

Animals 2

Ecology

Natural features

Animals and their young - one page only

Animals sounds - one page only

 

 

Reading & Listening Exercises

California Distance Learning - Nature 

An adult education site where you can listen and read to short, simple articles.  Choose a story and then click listen at the bottom of the page.  Some stories have a video.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

Nature - Reading Exercises

Double-click any word to read its definition, and test your comprehension with multiple choice questions . 

Gardens

Dinosaurs

Weather

Iguana Farming

Rainforests

Venomous Animals - Venomous=poisonous

Level: Advanced. Go>

Pulp Friction

Timed skimming, scanning and reading comprehension exercises, plus grammar and vocabulary practice.  This has been designed for exam students. 

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. Go>    

Pulse of the Planet

2-minute stories and science, nature and world cultures. Listen and read.

Level: Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

 

 

 

Nature Websites

BBC World Service - Science Radio Programmes

Choose a programme from the menu (bottom right).

You need RealPlayer. This website has sound

BBC Science & Nature - Animals

Lots to explore. This website has video This website has sound

World Wildlife Fund

Website of the famous international charity.

A-Z of UK Birds

Encyclopaedia of British bird species, with information, sound and video. 

You need QuickTime. This website has video

BBC - Scotland the Wild

Audio and video guide to some of Scotland most spectacular animals. 

You need RealPlayer. This website has sound This website has video

 

 

Fun & Games

Rook's Binocular Birdwatch

Click on play and find spot the (British) birds in the garden.

You need Flash.

Scrambled Words - Animals

Rearrange the letters to make an animal.  Some words are easy and some are difficult.

Mammal Challenges

Interactive games on the BBC website

 

 

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You need...

Okey-Dokeyrecommends downloading the following free programs in order to benefit fully from the websites in our directory:

Adobe Reader

Flash Player

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QuickTime

Shockwave Player

 

 

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