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Monday, 4 April 2016

A very grateful penguin
(Level: Intermediate / B1 / **)

A Magellanic penguin
Photo credit: www.britannica.com



A Magellanic penguin from Patagonia keeps coming back to an island off Rio de Janeiro. But why?

You are going to watch a BBC report about an unlikely friendship between the animal called Dindim and a human, Joao. 


Map credit: fawkes-news.bogspot.be


If you want more details about Magellanic penguins, you can check the arkive.org site by clicking HERE 




Before watching:


The following words could be useful:

a bricklayer:  a person trained or skilled in building with bricks     maçon  
the breeding season:  the mating season  / the period during which animals mate   période d'accouplement / de reproduction
a qualm:  feeling of doubt or uneasiness       scrupule / réticence / hésitation




While watching:


Answer the following question:

Why does Dindim keep coming back to see Joao?






You can also watch the video on the BBC site by clicking HERE 








When you are finished, you can check your answers:

Why does Dindim keep coming back to see Joao?

Par amitié et gratitude à l'égard de celui qui l'a sauvé d'une mort certaine en 2011 alors qu'il gisait sur la plage, recouvert de pétrole.

Selon un expert: le manchot considère le vieil homme comme faisant partie de sa famille.

Selon un autre expert: ses visites dans l'île correspondent à la période d'accouplement. 
Il ne reviendrait donc pas seulement pour profiter des poissons ou de la douche de Joao.









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