IELTS Listening Practice Test
THE EXTINCTION OF THE DODO BIRD
The dodo was a large flightless bird which used to inhabit the island of Mauritius.
History
  • 1507 - Portuguese ships transporting

    1

    spice/spices
     stopped at the island to collect food and water.

  • 1638 - The Dutch established a

    2

    colony/settlement
     on the island.

  • They killed the dodo birds for their meat.

  • The last one was killed in 1681.

Description
  • The only record we have is written descriptions and pictures (possibly unreliable)

  • A Dutch painting suggests the dodo was very

    3

    fat
    .

  • The only remaining soft tissue is a dried

    4

    head
    .

  • Recent studies of a dodo skeleton suggest the birds were capable of rapid

    5

    movement
    .

  • It's thought they were able to use their small wings to maintain

    6

    balance/balancing
    .

  • Their

    7

    brain
     was of average size.

  • Their sense of

    8

    smell
     enabled them to find food.

Reasons for extinction
  • Hunting was probably not the main cause.

  • Sailors brought dogs and monkeys.

  • 

    9

    rats
     also escaped onto the island and ate the birds' eggs.

  • The arrival of farming meant the

    10

    forest
     was destroyed.

ĐÁP ÁN & GIẢI THÍCH CÂU 1

Giải thích chi tiết

smiley5 Loại từ cần điền: noun

smiley5 Nghe tới 1507 và Portuguese ships là biết đáp án sắp tới

check Nghe thấy The sailors were carrying spices back to Europe, and found the island a convenient stopping place

=> Các thủy thủ (trên tàu) đang vận chuyển gia vị về châu Âu, và thấy hòn đảo này là một điểm dừng chân tiện lợi

=> Đáp án là spice(s) smiley18

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