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suburban • shot • eerie
opposition • natural species
  1. We all felt kind of when we entered the old house.
  2. I plan to move back to a area when I retire.
  3. Make sure you get the malaria before your trip.
  4. More and more are becoming endangered.
  5. Those in walked out of the room.
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1130 Animal Comeback

Adria and Shiloh talk about how some animals are growing in numbers.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.


I live in a suburban area.

A suburban area or the suburbs as they are called, is an area just outside the city. There are many houses and small apartments, but not many tall buildings. Notice the following:

  1. Jennifer grew up in a suburban area.
  2. My hometown is mostly suburbs.


My cat had to get a rabies shot.

A shot is an informal name for a medical injection. Notice the following:

  1. Has your dog had its shots yet?
  2. I went to the doctor for a flu shot yesterday.


It's kind of eerie.

Something that is eerie is frightening or scary in a way that we don't understand. Notice the following:

  1. There was an eerie silence outside.
  2. We heard an eerie noise from upstairs.


Some farmers were in opposition.

When we are in opposition to something, that means we are against it. Notice the following:

  1. I'm in opposition to the new budget.
  2. Most people there were in opposition to nuclear power.

natural species

It's better to have a natural species.

Here, natural species means a wild animal, not a pet or farm animal. Notice the following:

  1. We observed the natural species of the forest.
  2. The number of natural species is slowly deceasing.