National Geographic 2

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Vocabulary List

excavate
(verb) to dig carefully to find old objects, bones, etc.
 
fashion
(verb) to make or shape something
 
kit
(noun) a set of tools, equipment etc that you use for a particular purpose or activity
 
carve
(verb) to make an object by cutting a piece of wood, stone, or a hard material
 
figurine
(noun) a small figure or model of a person made of wood, plastic, etc.
 
virtually
(adverb) almost

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Tens of thousands of pounds of dinosaur bones have been dug and made into dinosaur dig kits, carved figurines, jewelry, and many other items to be sold. As a result, they have lost almost all their scientific value.

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After being excavated and fashioned into dinosaur dig kits, carved figurines, jewelry, and more for sale, “tens of thousands of pounds of dinosaur bones have lost virtually all scientific value.”
 
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