Oct 152012
 

Improved security at borders means that smugglers are coming up with increasingly inventive ways of getting drugs into countries. In this week’s 6 Minute English, Jen and Rob discuss the story of a mechanic who used roast chickens to try to smuggle cocaine into Nigeria.

The chicken is thought to be the closest living relative to which extinct species?
a) The dodo
b) The tyrannosaurus rex
c) The pterodactyl

 

 

Vocabulary:
stuffing: savoury mixture of herbs and breadcrumbs, traditionally served with roast meat
extinct: no longer in existence
smuggle: bring something into a country without declaring it
conceal: hide
inventive: creative
retirement plan: arrangements you make for after you stop working (often financial)
seized: taken
remarkable: unexpected, unusual

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