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迷你海鸚知多少(上) Amazing Little Puffins

Amazing Little Puffins
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Get to know more about this unique little bird.

        Few creatures on Earth are as cute as puffins. These colorful birds look like penguins, but they
are usually much smaller. Puffins have been nicknamed “sea parrots” and “clowns of the sea” due to their colorful orange
beaks. Interestingly enough, their beaks become brighter during the mating season to attract attention.

        Although they are quite chubby, puffins are extremely athletic. They are fantastic flyers and can flap their wings 400 times per minute. This allows them to speed through the air at 88 km per hour. Puffins are also expert swimmers. They can dive 46 meters underwater and remain underwater for a full minute. This helps them catch a variety of seafood, including fish, squid, and plankton.

        Puffins are also loyal partners and amazing parents. They often stick with only one partner for life and have one baby each summer. The mother and father will share the responsibility of caring for the chick. They will dig a hole on a cliff or beach for their baby. Then, they will take turns flying out to sea to bring it food. Collecting a full meal is never a problem, as puffins can hold up to 60 tiny fish in their mouths at a time.

 

 

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Words in Use
expert
[ˋɛkspɝt]
n. 專家
adj. 熟練的
responsibility
[rɪ͵spɑnsəˋbɪlətɪ]
n. 責任
chubby
[ˋtʃʌbɪ]
a. 圓胖的
athletic
[æθˋlɛtɪk]
a. 運動員的,擅長運動的
loyal
[ˋlɔɪəl]
a. 忠誠的,忠實的
parrot
[ˋpærət]
vt. 機械式地模仿
n. 鸚鵡
clown
[klaʊn]
n. 小丑
beak
[bik]
n. 鳥喙
flap
[flæp]
vt. 拍打
puffin
[ˋpʌfɪn]
n. 海鸚
plankton
[ˋplæŋktən]
n. 浮游生物
chick
[tʃɪk]
n. 雛鳥;小雞
Practical Phrases
care for sth/sb
 想要某物 / 照顧某人

Would you care for some pudding?
想要來點布丁嗎?

I’m looking for a babysitter to care for my son.
我正在找一位保姆來照顧我兒子。

stick with sb
 跟某人在一起;緊跟某人

Jill has stuck with her brother since she was a child.
吉兒從小就一直黏在她哥哥身邊

take turns V-ing
 輪流(做)⋯⋯

Joanne and I take turns cleaning the room.
喬安和我輪流打掃房間。

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