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51 Polar bears Read the

51 Polar bears Read the text and guess/predict the meaning of the highlighted words. Polar bear sets its sights on cameraman BBC cameraman Gordon Buchanan was shaken but not stirred by a terrifying encounter with a polar bear: thankfully his bulletproof Perspex hide was bear proof too. The filmmaker employed the portable hide – dubbed an ice cube – to record the polar bears at close quarters for his new documentary series The Polar Bear Family and Me. “The aim wasn’t to have this terrifying encounter but to see these animals up close doing what they naturally do,” Buchanan told the BBC’s Radio Times Magazine. He had previously filmed tigers in Bhutan and brown bears in Minnesota, but said that his encounter with the 8ft polar bear was his scariest yet. “A lot of people think that carnivores are intrinsically dangerous but most aren’t. Polar bears are different. Without a doubt this female could smell me inside and wanted me for lunch. She was looking for a weak spot for almost 45 minutes. I was terrified.” The mother bear was named Lyra by the film-makers, and her cubs Miki and Luca. The crew had to make long journeys over the ice to follow the bears into uncharted territory, often fleeing on snowmobiles when the giant predators came too close., 2013 A. What do the words mean? Write it down. terrifying encounter giant predator B. Now answer the question about the text. Welke bewering over ijsberen wordt in het artikel gedaan? a. IJsberen vallen alleen aan als men in hun territorium komt. b. IJsberen vallen vooral aan om hun jongen te beschermen. c. IJsberen zijn eigenlijk minder agressief dan men denkt. d. IJsberen zijn gevaarlijker dan de meeste andere roofdieren. 44 EXAM PREPARATION - SPECIFIC STRATEGIES - KBL

52 Shoes Read the text and guess/predict the meaning of the highlighted words. Flatly refuse the shoes Call me a boring kill-joy medic, but I can’t see the appeal in the latest footwear craze for women heel-less high heels. Harry Potter star Emma Watson, along with the likes of Victoria Beckham, have been spotted sporting the heelless shoes. I say sporting, but there’s absolutely nothing sporting about seeing them wobble down the red carpet as they try to balance on the balls of their feet and not topple backwards. I was at a party last week and saw someone wearing them – she spent most of the evening either holding someone’s arm or leaning against the wall for support. All I could think of was the risk of arthritis in her toes, of spinal problems and bunions. So bring back flats immediately. The Daily Telegraph, 2014 A. Guess/predict the meaning of the highlighted words: kill-joy appeal heel-less B. Now answer the question: Flatly refuse the shoes’ (titel) Welke reden geeft de schrijver voor dit advies? a. Het staat nogal ordinair bij de meeste vrouwen. b. Je kunt er alleen op lopen als je gespierd bent. c. Ze zijn buitengewoon ongemakkelijk in het gebruik. 53 Watching & listening (w&l) First, watch the video and answer the w&l question below. A. Guess/predict the meaning of the words below Tip Watch the video a few times. Pause it and replay when necessary. digested bulks out B. Now answer the question about the video: Wat wordt hier verteld over stoffen die worden toegevoegd aan lightproducten? a. Die bevatten veel nutteloze calorieën. b. Die geven je een vol gevoel. c. Die hebben nauwelijks smaak. 45 EXAM PREPARATION - SPECIFIC STRATEGIES - KBL