BBC: Elephants learn by sound mimicry
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
to get to s.t.
in a second
to pretend to be
to open up a whole new...
to be capable of Ving
to be familiar with
to draw a line of connection
dolphins and whales
how animals use sound
to communicate with
to be bored
totally foreign to one
social (sort of) cue
to be picked up
to change s.t. over time
1. What does the announcer call "mystifying"?
2. Where is Kenya, and what languages with more than 100,000 speakers are spoken there? (See Ethnologue: http://www.ethnologue.com/country_index.asp?place=Africa) (Yes, there are a lot of them, but please do list them all!)
3. How did researcher Joyce Poole react when she first noticed this sound?
4. Researcher Stephanie Watwood says that only what kinds of animals were originally believed to produce new vocalizations?
5. What is Stephanie Watwood's main area of research?
6. How did Poole and Watwood connect?
7. What do elephants have in common with certain other animals that Watwood mentions, besides imitating sounds they hear?
8. What kinds of sounds are certain birds known to imitate?
9. A researcher named Peter ['taɪjæk] is mentioned in the report. How could you find the correct spelling of his family name, and what is the correct spelling?