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Complete IELTS Unit 5

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agricultural land
land which is used for or suitable for farming
archive
a collection of historical documents that provides information about the past, or a place where they are kept
beehive
a special container where people keep bees, or a place where bees live
brilliant
full of light or colour
colony
a group of the same type of animals, insects or plants living together in a particular place
come upon
to discover something by chance
cut off
to stop the supply of something
destination
the place where someone or something going
distinctive markings
marks on living creatures that make them easy to recognise
ecology
the relationship between living things and the environment, or the scientific study of this
estimate
to guess the cost, size, value, etc. of something
extend
to reach, stretch, or continue for a particular distance
farmland
land which is used for or suitable for farming
focus efforts on something
to give all your attention or effort to something
get rid of
to make something unpleasant go away
grassland
a large area of land covered with grass
harmless
not able or not likely to cause any hurt or damage
hemisphere
one half of the Earth
hostile environment
a place where the weather or conditions make it difficult or dangerous to be
indicate
to show that something exists or is likely to be true
near-extinction
the state where a type of creature is so rare that it may soon not exist at all
observe
to watch someone or something carefully
pattern
a particular way that something is often done or repeated
pesticide
a chemical that is used to kill insects which damage plants
poison
a substance that can make you ill or kill you if it gets in your body
risky
dangerous because something bad might happen
shift
to change
soil
the top layer of earth that plants grow in
source of food
something that is used as food by a person or creature
spot
to see or notice something or someone
underestimate
a guess that is lower than the real size or amount of something
achievement
something good you achieve