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Every winter, hundreds of humpback whales migrate long distances from their high latitude feeding grounds in the Arctic and Antarctic to warmer tropical regions to breed and give birth. The newborn calves, which drink over 52 gallons of milk every day, have only a few months to gain the body fat needed to keep swimming back to cooler waters in summer. How the babies signal hunger and avoid predators during these early months has always been a mystery to scientists.
"We know next to nothing about the early life stages of whales in the wild, but they are important for the calves' survival during the long migration to their feeding grounds," says study lead author Simone Videsen of the University of Aarhus, Denmark. "These early life stages of wild whales are so confusing because they're an aquatic animal. We can't follow them around all the time to see what they're doing."
Studies revealed that instead of crying loudly like their human counterparts, humpback calves signal their hunger by gently nudging their mothers or uttering soft grunts and squeaks. The moms answer the requests by responding with quiet calls.
The team believes these quiet conversations help whale mother keep track of their young in murky waters without being overheard by dangerous threats. According to Videsen, "Potential predators, such as killer whales could listen to their conversations and use that as a clue to locate the calf and attack on it."
The scientists think that the low audible conversation also keeps mate-seeking males at bay, allowing the females to focus on nurturing the newborns before the tough, 5,000-mile journey back to the feeding grounds in the Antarctic.
Which word in the passage means same as ‘equivalent'?
Choose the correct word/phrase to complete each sentence.
If you eat a lot of chocolate, you_______.
Awill gain weight
Cwould gain weight
Why not would
Choose the most suitable option to complete each conversation.
Rajeev: Can you hold on a minute? I don’t want to put the _______. Priya: Oh, yeah! Sure.
Asaddle on the donkey
Bbadger in a wagon
Ccart before the horse
Dparrot in a palm
COULD U GIVE THE MEANINGS OF THE FOLLOWING PHRASES
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suitable articles :
Atul can’t concentrate on _________ books as he has _________ headache.
A no article, a
B the, a
C the, the
D a, a
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Choose the correct option to fill in the blanks.
You are collecting stamps, ___________?
A are you
B don't you
C aren't you
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SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CHEF?
Simple though it may seem, but becoming a chef is not a piece of cake. Cooking is an art that requires culinary and people skills, a willingness to explore and the tenacity to stay the course and perform in highly stressful situations.
It starts with being a cook and working under a chef until you’re ready to take charge of the whole kitchen. ‘Cooking is an amazing journey. It is like studying medicine, it takes ten to fifteen years to learn’, says celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. For this reason, patience and perseverance are the key ingredients, when both cooking a dish, and making a career in the food industry.
Most established chefs are of the opinion that knowing how a dish tastes when perfectly cooked is the one thing you need to learn in order to cook well.
This is because you are more likely to cook it ten times better if you know what you want it taste like in the end. Taking classes is not absolutely necessary as experience is the ultimate teacher. However, education coupled with experience can go a long way in giving you an edge over your peers.
Other qualities that make a great chef include commitment to quality, attention to detail and above all, a thorough understanding of how different flavours complement each other. However, passion for food is the icing on the cake!
Which of the following statements describe the author's overall opinion on making a career as a chef ?
AIt always has humble beginnings.
BIt's an art that requires patience and perseverance.
CIt is deceptively simple.
DIt needs both education and experience.