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You will hear a radio presenter called Anita talking about her holiday in Cuba.


In the National Gardens, the was the thing that attracted most people.

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On the swimming trip, electronic armbands kept the away.


On the day in the countryside, Anita almost fell off a .

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In the capital city, Anita saw a in a theatre.

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Anita enjoyed visiting a farm where is produced.


Anita bought some as gifts.


Thanks for inviting me tonight. As you know, my main interest is in conservation and I’m lucky enough to work with lots of different organisations looking after animals both in captivity and in the wild. I’d been fascinated by all kinds of bears for a long time before I started working in this field. But it was the spectacled bear that really attracted me – some people find it appealing because of its size and shape, and it’s less well-known than other types of bear, but for me I thought it was such a great name! It comes from the patches of yellowish fur around the bear’s eyes which grow in a sort of circle shape, like glasses, although these golden markings vary greatly from one bear to another and may not be limited to the eyes – they can extend as far as the bear’s cheeks or even chest. I’d like to explain what we know about this bear, and why I find it so fascinating. It’s the only survivor of a type of bear that once ranged across America during the last Ice Age. We thought that it was only found in certain places in Venezuela and Chile, but I was thrilled to read some reports that suggested it might also be living in northern parts of Argentina and eastern Panama. It’s quite difficult to find spectacled bears in the wild because they are quite shy animals, and tend to live in a wide variety of habitats, which can range from dry coastal deserts to high mountain areas above 4000 meters. They are most commonly found in forests, though. Being such timid animals they tend to come out at night, which is another thing that makes them difficult to see, though, like me, you may be surprised to learn that they don’t sleep all through the winter as many other types of bear do. We’re not sure about the actual number of spectacled bears that remain in the wild, but it’s been estimated that there are only about 2400 still around. The bears are endangered not so much because they are hunted by other animals, but what I find really sad is the fact that humans destroy their Proff’s English World habitat. Spectacled bears are quite small compared with other bears, and of course they do have other enemies – these mostly include mountain lions and jaguars – but they remain a smaller threat. The bears are primarily vegetarian, and their normal diet is tree bark and berries. On rare occasions though they eat honey, which I thought was just something in children’s books. I was interested to find that they are incredibly good climbers, and one thing I found really funny is that they’ve been known to sit up a tree for days – they make a platform – why? – I couldn’t guess, but they’re waiting for fruit to ripen so they can eat it! It’s quite surprising that although they rarely eat meat they have extremely strong jaws and wide, flat teeth. Very occasionally they do eat meat – something like birds or insects though they like small mice best if they can get them! We’re really trying to make people more aware of the bears, and we’ve made a television series about one man’s efforts to make people understand the dangers facing the animals. He spent a long time in Peru studying them, and has published a very funny diary of his time there. I hope everyone will read it, and support our efforts to help these fascinating creatures!
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Test 2 / 15

You will hear a radio presenter called Ellen talking about activities taking place over the summer.


For a full programme of events, text .


The Activity Centre is running indoor sessions for beginners.


There are also walks along the to learn about the local wildlife.

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The Activity Centre is running an open day on June.


On the History Group walk you can learn about a famous who was born in the area.


If you’re interested in writing don’t forget to book a place with the Arts Centre.


Ellen: If you’re looking for things to do over the summer, there’s lots going on in the area. I’ll give you an idea of what you can do now, but for a full programme of events text 1576 and we’ll send you a link to all the information you need.

To give you a taste of what’s on offer, the Activity Centre is running a wide range of activities for all the family. There’s climbing for beginners. This is indoors and will be led by experienced teachers. The centre has also organised a walk along the coast path for a look at some of the creatures you can find there. The centre is open seven days a week, with a special open day on the thirteenth of June to give you an idea of what else is on offer.

As you know, our town has a very long history, and those with an interest in the past can sign up for one of the guided walks the History Group has organised. Find out where a very well-known celebrity was born and learn about local industry in the past. You can find out more at the History Centre, which is located in the central library.

For film lovers, the Arts Centre has a full programme of films running throughout the summer months. And the Book Festival, which starts on the fourteenth of August, has several speakers on its programme and book readings by some well-known authors. This year they’ll be organising a question and answer session for anyone interested in writing poetry. The Arts Centre expects this to be quite popular, so you should call them first to book a place.