Animals

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 6

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
alligator
alligatornoun

a large animal living in both water and on land which has strong jaws, a long tail, and sharp teeth

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amphibian
amphibiannoun

any cold-blooded animal with the ability to live both on land and in water, such as toads, frogs, etc.

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ape
apenoun

a tailless animal similar to a monkey, such as chimpanzees and gorillas

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beastnoun

an animal, usually a wild or dangerous one

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to breedverb

(of animals) to have sex and produce young

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calf
calfnoun

the offspring of a cow

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bull
bullnoun

any male member of the cow family

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cattle
cattlenoun

the group of cows and bulls, kept for their meat or milk

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cold-bloodedadjective

describing an animal that its body temperature changes depending on the temperature of its surroundings

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creature
creaturenoun

any living thing that is able to move on its own, such as an animal, fish, etc.

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domestic
domesticadjective

describing an animal that can be kept on a farm or at home as a pet

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giraffe
giraffenoun

a tall animal with a very long neck and long legs that has brown spots on its yellow fur

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guinea pig
guinea pignoun

a small furry animal with rounded ears, short legs and no tail, which is often kept as a pet or for research

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herdnoun

a group of animals, such as cows, sheep, etc. that are from the same species, which move and feed together

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leopard
leopardnoun

a large wild animal from the cat family with yellow fur and hollow black spots

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mule
mulenoun

an animal that is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, which is particularly used to carry heavy loads

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ox
oxnoun

a bull used on farms to carry heavy loads, which its sex organs are partly removed

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pet
petnoun

an animal such as a dog or cat that we keep and care for at home

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preynoun

an animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal

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primate
primatenoun

any mammalian animal that belongs to the same group as humans, such as monkeys, apes, lemurs, etc.

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reptile
reptilenoun

a class of animals to which crocodiles, lizards, etc. belong, having cold blood and scaly skin

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species
speciesnoun

a group that animals, plants, etc. of the same type which are capable of producing healthy offspring with each other are divided into

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tail
tailnoun

the part of the body of an animal, a bird or a fish that sticks out at the back, which can move

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tortoise
tortoisenoun

a type of turtle that lives on land and moves very slowly, with a large shell on its back

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wild
wildadjective

(of an animal or plant) living or growing in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated, or cultivated by people

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predatornoun

any animal that lives by hunting and eating other animals

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mammal
mammalnoun

a class of animals to which humans, cows, lions, etc. belong, having warm blood, fur or hair and producing live offspring

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fur
furnoun

the thick and soft hair that covers the bodies of specific animals, such as rabbits and foxes

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endangeredadjective

(of an animal, bird, etc.) at risk of extinction

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extinctionnoun

a situation in which a particular animal or plant no longer exists

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