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The ostrich

Read the article about the ostrich.

Choose the best answer for each space.


The ostrich is the __largest__ bird in the world, and an adult can be more (1)___ 90 kilos. Most wild ostriches live (2)___ southern Africa, but there are only a (3)___ of them left. Like all birds, ostriches have wings, (4)___ they cannot fly. They use (5)___ wings to help them turn when they are running.

Ostriches can run very fast, from 65 to 90 kilometres (6)___ hour, so it is very difficult (7)___ other animals to catch them. Baby ostriches are the same size as chickens and take about 3 years to become adults. Ostriches (8)___ plants and can live for many days without water.

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