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Antarctic Aliens

Antarctica

Antarctica

Rosie and Chris talk about Antarctic aliens. These are not aliens from outer space, but plants growing in Antarctica in parts where there is no ice. Researchers have found that the seeds are brought into Antarctica on the clothes of visiting scientists and students. Listen to the programme to find out why these plants are a problem.

This week’s question: The word 'Antarctica' comes from Ancient Greek. Which of these definitions is right?

a) white Arctic land

b) southernmost continent

c) opposite to the arctic

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

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Antarctic Aliens

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Vocabulary

invader

someone/something that enters a place where it isn't wanted

habitat

the natural home of a plant or animal

southernmost

the place that is furthest south

flourishing

to grow well

tip

the pointed end of something

frisk

search

tucked away

hidden in something

ecology

the study of the relationship between organisms

overwhelm

to be too strong for something, to dominate

advocate

be in favour of

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