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Animals 2

We are now going to look at Vertebrates.

Contents: -    Part 1 Video Transcript: Part 2 Question and answer Paper:

Part 1:

Now we’re going to look at vertebrate animals. As you know, we can classify animals in various ways, depending on the characteristics we look at.  According to this feature, we can classify them into... Vertebrate Animals, which have an internal skeleton, that means bones.... All vertebrate animals have an internal skeleton made up of... bones. Bones are very strong, and give bodies their shape, they hold it up, nice and straight. The spine – the backbone – is made of a series of articulated pieces of bone, called the vertebrae, which allow the body to move in a certain way, and be flexible. Vertebrate animals’ bodies are divided into the head... the torso... and the limbs ... Yes...... the head ... the body... and the arms and legs.

Some vertebrates are aquatic... like these fish ... Others are terrestrial... like this bear. And others fly... like this eagle.

Vertebrates can move in many different ways... walking... jumping... crawling... climbing... and when they need to running ... but sometimes it’s not enough. There are also many vertebrate animals that move by flying, like birds and bats. For example, these eagles... which unfortunately for the fox, are much faster than him.

Vertebrates are classified into five groups:

Fish... Reptiles... Amphibians ... Birds... and Mammals... like this big howler monkey. Now let's remember the most important things we’ve learnt about vertebrate animals. Vertebrate animals can be classified into 5 groups: Fish... reptiles... amphibians, birds... and mammals. Vertebrates have internal skeleton made of bones... The body of this kind of animal is divided into head, torso and limbs... They move in many ways: walking, jumping, crawling, flying, climbing and when they need to, running....


 Part 2:    Please watch the video carefully and try to answer the questions below, make use of the video transcript and translator link to check your answers.


  1. a) Does a vertebrate animal have bones?---------------------------
  2. b) What do the bones do?
  3. c) How many sections are there in a vertebrate’s body?-----------
  4. d) How many groups can vertebrates be divided into?-------------
  5. e) Can you name the groups?----------------------------------------

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