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Six sentences have been removed from the text, corresponding to the spaces.

You are also given a set 7 sentences A, B, C, D, E, F and G  for each space.

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Correct answers will appear in green, incorrect answers in red.

Your mark will be given as a percentage.


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10:00 min.

The Monarch butterfly

One of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world is the annual Q.1 migration across North America of the Monarch butterfly.



Q.1 In practice, however, no individual butterfly completes the entire round trip. Female Monarchs lay eggs for the next generation during the northward migration, and at least five generations are involved in the annual cycle.

There are many different migration routes, both in the northern and southern hemispheres, but the eastern population starts its journey in Canada and Q.2 finishes in Mexico.



Storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating Monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico. Q.3 These storms also appear to have frozen or killed about 7m of the estimated 84m butterflies that wintered there.



This highlights just how fragile these forests are, and how fragile the Monarchs are.



Q.4 They depend on finding relatively well-preserved forests, where millions of the orange-and-black butterflies hang in clumps from the branches, and mate. The trees, and the clumping, help to protect the butterflies from cold rains and steep drops in temperature.



Conservationists have tried to convince the largely impoverished farm and mountain communities, which actually own most of the land, that the forest is worth more to them in terms of tourism when left standing, Q.5 instead of being cut down.



Q.6 The future looks bleak indeed for these intrepid and elegant travellers.

The Tribune


  • A This was the first time such a combination of high winds, rain and freezing temperatures had occurred in this area.
  • B The biggest danger to the their habitat comes from illegal logging.
  • C Many of the butterflies are eaten by birds.
  • D They have had limited success in this endeavour.
  • E In theory, these small insects cover a round trip of over 15,000 km.
  • F These beautiful creatures travel enormous distances for one reason.
  • G This is where some extremely sad news comes from.