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- Do you think dinosaurs lived a long time ago?
- Have you ever heard about Tyrannosaurus rex before?
- discussion /dih-SKUHSH-uhn/
- argument /AHR-gyuh-muhnt/
- suggest /suhg-JEST/
- giant /JAHY-uhnt/
- appear /uh-PEER/
[noun] – the activity in which people talk about something and tell each other their ideas or opinions
We had a lively discussion about our favorite books in the book club.
[noun] – a disagreement, or the process of disagreeing
There was an argument between the students about the best way to solve the math problem.
[verb] – to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider
She didn’t say it explicitly, but her smile suggested that she was happy with the news.
[adjective] – extremely large
The elephant is a giant creature, towering over most other animals in the jungle.
[verb] – to start to be seen or to be present
The sun will appear in the morning, bringing warmth to the chilly day.
True or False:
- In 1983, scientists found a complete Tyrannosaurus skull near Kettle Top Butte in southeastern New Mexico.
- Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis is younger than the well-known Tyrannosaurus rex.
- The discovered T. mcraeensis skull shares identical features with the T. rex, including the jaw and hornlets.
- Despite finding 25% of the skull, scientists have located crucial parts like the braincase and upper jaws.
- Paleontologist Nick Longrich argues that the differences between T. mcraeensis and T. rex bones are solely due to age and individual variations.
Fill in the blanks:
- As the sun begins to set, stars start to ____________ in the night sky, creating a beautiful celestial display.
- In our ____________ about climate change, we explored various viewpoints on how to address environmental concerns.
- The storm brought a ____________ wave that crashed against the shore, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
- The teacher will often ____________ books for the students to read, providing ideas for their next literature assignment.
- The heated ____________ during the meeting revolved around the proposed changes to the company’s work schedule.