Improve your English vocabulary and listening in just six minutes! Bats are in the news quite a bit due to the Covid pandemic, but even before that they weren’t always the most popular creatures. Are bats your friends or not? Neil and Sam discuss the topic and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question:
Roughly how many different species of bat are there worldwide?

a) one and a half thousand
b) two and a half thousand
c) three and a half thousand

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

animals that eat meat

animals that eat only insects

insect or small animal that is harmful or damages crops

very eager for something, especially food

the holy grail
something that is extremely difficult to find or get; the cup believed to have been used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper

that’s brilliant!
very good!; amazing!

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