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  1. Changes in the environment have caused some in animals.
  2. Sometimes education has very little to your ability to get a good job.
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1177 The Galapogos

Felipe talks with Katia about how the Galapogos islands are a special place.

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It's really famous for its diversity of animals and plants.

If a place has 'diversity' of plants, it means that there are plants of many different types. 'Diversity' is a variety of different kinds of something. Notice the following:

  1. Is there a lot of plant diversity in your area?
  2. People like this school because of its diversity.


I'll give you a clue.

A 'clue' is a hint or information that will help you understand or solve something. Notice the following:

  1. I need a clue about where to look.
  2. Can you give me a clue about what you want?

have to do with

But what does it have to do with the Galapagos?

When you ask what one thing 'has to do with' another, you are asking about the connection between the two things. Notice the following:

  1. A healthy body has a lot to do with a good diet.
  2. I don't understand what our plans for tomorrow have to do with you.


He came up with the Theory of Evolution.

'Evolution' is the idea that things change over time to become better suited for their environment. Notice the following:

  1. One evidence of evolutions is that birds of the same species look slightly different from one place to another.
  2. It is interesting to watch the evolution of companies over time.

come up with

He came up with the Theory of Evolution.

When you 'come up with' something, you invent it or think it up. Notice the following:

  1. We could come up with a better plan to deal with all of this.
  2. I like the solution that you came up with.