a Write the following words as numbers.
- one million
- one thousand five hundred
Could you run faster than a Tyrannosaurus rex? Maybe! A new study shows that T. rex was not as fast as we thought.
Find out more about the things we do know about T. rex here.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions in the two columns that have the same meaning.
|1. tyrant||a. an animal that lives by killing and eating other animals|
|2. Cretaceous Period||b. the bones that form the head and face of a person or animal|
|3. Montana||c. to change or develop slowly into a better form|
|4. Wyoming||d. a flat area of land next to a river that is flooded when the river overflows|
|5. resembled||e. looked like|
|6. floodplain||f. members of the same family|
|7. mammal||g. one of the five natural powers (touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing)|
|8. skull||h. one of the states of the United States of America|
|9. relatives||i. one of the states of the United States of America|
|10. sense||j. a ruler with all the power|
|11. sense of smell||k. a short period when someone or something grows quickly|
|12. predator||l. something which shows that something else is true or present|
|13. evidence||m. the thing your nose helps you with|
|14. to evolve||n. time on earth 135 million to 63 million (het krijt)|
|15. growth spurt||o. a warm-blooded animal that feeds milk to its young and usually has hair or fur|
a True or false?
1 “Rex” is the Latin word for “king”.
2 66-68 million years ago, the climate on earth was warmer than it is now.
3 No insects lived on earth 66-68 million years ago.
4 Scientists think Tyrannosaurus rex was a meat eater.
5 The sense of smell of Tyrannosaurus rex was probably very good.
6 Tyrannosaurus rex had long arms to help him eat.
b What was the weather on earth like when Tyrannosaurus rex lived?
1 It was a lot wetter and stormier than now.
2 It was more or less the same as now.
3 It was mostly warmer on earth than it is now.
4 It was still very cold because of the last ice age.
c Which animals are related to Tyrannosaurus rex? Choose all the correct answers.
Take a break. Listen to this T-rex singing its funk.