cambridg unit 6


Terms in this set (...)

alert (adj)
Quick to see.
arrive (v)
To reach a place, especially at the end of a journey.
avoid (v)
To stay away from someone or something.
branch (n)
One of the parts of a tree that grows out from the main trunk and has leaves, flowers or fruit on it.
clearing (n)
An area in a wood or forest from which trees and bushes have been removed.
crop (n)
A plant such as a grain, fruit, or vegetable that is grown in large amounts by farmers.
crouch (down) (v)
To bend your knees and lower yourself so that you are close to the ground and leaning forward slightly.
debate (v)
To take part in a serious discussion of a subject involving which many people take part.
endangered species (n)
A type of animal that may soon no longer exist because there are very few alive now.
exhaust fumes (n)
The waste gas from a vehicle's engine.
fellow (adj)
Used to refer to someone who has the same job or interests as you, or is in the same situation as you.
get (to) (v)
To reach or arrive at a place.
go ahead (v)
To go somewhere before the other people that you are walking or travelling with.
ground (v)
To stop an aircraft or pilot from flying.
habitat (n)
The natural environment in which an animal or plant usually lives.
hear (v)
When you register sounds, music, etc.
idly (adv)
Without any particular purpose.
in the wild (n)
In natural conditions, independent of humans.
keeper (n)
A person who takes care of animals in a zoo.
level (n)
The height of something.
listen (v)
To pay attention to sounds or try to hear something.
listen to (v)
To pay attention with the ear in order to hear a particular sound.
litter (n)
Small pieces of rubbish that have been left lying on the ground in public places.
look (at) (v)
To try to see something or someone.
machete (n)
A large knife with a wide blade, used for cutting trees and plants or as a weapon.
nature reserve (n)
An area of land which is protected in order to keep safe the animals and plants that live there, often because they are rare.
play a part (v)
To help to achieve something.
pollution (n)
Damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste.
prevent (v)
To stop something from happening or someone from doing something.
protect (v)
To keep someone or something safe from injury, damage or loss.
reach (v)
To arrive at a place, especially after spending a long time or a lot of effort travelling.
reduction (n)
the act of making something, or of something becoming, smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, etc.
remote (adj)
Describes an area, house or village that is a long way from any towns or cities.
scramble (v)
To move or to climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands to help you.
see (v)
To notice people and things with your eyes.
slip ( v)
To go somewhere or do something quickly, often so that you are not noticed.
sneeze (v)
When air and often small drops of liquid suddenly come out of your nose and mouth in a way you cannot control.
sniff (v)
To smell something by taking air in through your nose.
squat (v)
To position yourself close to the ground balancing on the front part of your feet with your legs bent under your body.
surface (n)
The outer or top part or layer of something.
threat (n)
Someone or something that is likely to cause harm or damage.
undergrowth (n)
A mass of bushes, small trees, and plants, especially growing under the trees in a forest.
vegetation (n)
Plants in general, or plants that are found in a particular area.
wander (v)
To walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction.
watch (v)
To look at something for a period of time, usually something which moves or changes.
watchful (adj)
Paying careful attention and ready to deal with problems.