Multilingual flashcard: Coral

Coral in 10 languages Hands up if you thought coral was a plant – anyone? I remember reading that coral was an animal, but always thought of it as in the same category as seaweed, etc. It turns out that it’s much more complex than that! Coral are invertebrate animals which generally live in colonies…

Multilingual flashcard: Crab

Crab in 10 languages Crabs have existed since the Jurassic period (200- 145 million years ago) and live all over the world, in fresh and sea water and on the land, with around 850 species currently known to humans. They are decapod (ten-legged) crustaceans. Just as an aside, how many people learned about decapods from…

Multilingual flashcard: Manta Ray

Multilingual flashcard: Manta Ray Learn how to say ‘Manta Ray‘ in 10 different languages. I’ve decided to create some multilingual flashcards for various species of animals, starting with sea creatures, inspired by the growing awareness of our deleterious impact on the biodiversity of our oceans. First up is the Manta Ray. They live in warm…

Multilingual flashcard: Cheetah

Cheetah in 10 languages This is the fastest land mammal alive, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph over short distances. However, cheetahs are considered vulnerable as there are just over 7000 cheetahs left alive in the wild. This is due to poaching, habitat loss, the illegal pet trade and conflict with humans. In the…

Waiting on Wednesday: When The Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared Written by Jess Butterworth 282 pages Published by Orion Publication date: 5th April 2018 Genre: Contemporary, Travel Age range: 9+ Summary (from Goodreads): I thought we’d live here forever. But then I thought Mum would be here forever too. When Ruby’s dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel…

Six for Sunday: Animal Companions in Books

This is my third week taking part in #Six for Sunday, created by Steph at A Little but a Lot. See my previous posts here: Books I would like to see adapted into film and Book Characters I would like to be stuck in a lift/elevator with. The theme for this week was Book Characters…

Multilingual flashcard: Hedgehog

Hedgehog in 10 languages to help you learn a new language, or ten new languages, one word at a time! The collective noun for hedgehogs is an array of hedgehogs. There are seventeen different species found in Europe, Asia, Africa and New Zealand (after being introduced there by humans). There are none native to Australia…

Multilingual flashcard: Bear

Bear in 10 languages for your daily dose of language learning. There are eight species of bear in the world and they are found in every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Polar bears are carnivorous and pandas feed almost exclusively on bamboo (eggs or birds if they literally fall into their laps!), but most species…

Multilingual flashcard: Chameleon

Learn how to say ‘chameleon’ in 10 languages – see how to say lizard in 10 languages here. Chameleons are mostly famous for being able to change the colour of their skin to match their background. However, there are more than 200 different species of chameleon, more than half of which live in Madagascar. Some…

Multilingual flashcard: Deer

Deer in 10 languages for your daily language learning.   These beautiful creatures can be seen in almost every country – the only continents on which they were not originally found were Australia and Antarctica! They have been an important source of food, antler and skin since prehistoric times and are depicted in prehistoric art….

Multilingual flashcard: Zebra

Zebra in 10 languages for daily language learning. The stripes on every single zebra are unique to that individual. They are closely related to donkeys and horses, but have never been fully domesticated. There are three species of zebras, two of which are endangered due to habitat destruction and being hunted for their skins. One…

Multilingual flashcard: Giraffe

Giraffe in 10 languages. The name is believed to have come from the Arabic zarafa or the Somali geri. The old English name was camelopard, coming from the Ancient Greek and Roman belief that it was a hybrid of a camel and a leopard. I love that the direct translation of the Chinese is a…