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Cryptozoology

 

Are there any strange creatures wandering around the forests and mountains in your country? Do you have monsters in your lakes? In this programme Callum and Jackie look at the search for one such creature.

This week's question: The word cryptozoology is the study of creatures like the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster. The prefix 'crypto' comes from a Greek word. What does it mean?

a) unknown
b) hidden
c) mysterious

Listen out for the answer to this question at the end of the programme!


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Vocabulary from the programme

cryptozoology
the study of creatures which are believed by some to exist in the present day but for which there is no definite proof

reputed to be
believed to be or said to be but not proven to be true

Example:
"The Loch Ness Monster is reputed to have a long neck and several humps."

an artist's impression
a drawing based on what someone has described

eye-witnessess
people who have seen something with their own eyes

Example:
"The police have asked for any eye-witnessess to the accident to contact them."

surprisingly
unexpectedly

incongruous
out of place, not right for the situation

Example:
"Wearing jeans and a T-shirt at a formal wedding would be rather incongruous"

conclusive
definite

Example:
"There is no conclusive proof of the existence of the Yeti."

irrefutable
impossible to prove wrong

Example:
"The evidence against him was irrefutable and the jury found him guilty."



Extras
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Related Links

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The hunt for the Loch Ness Monster
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