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Worksheet 2/7 The Place for Nouns

Fill in the 31 missing nouns that best fit in the sentences. The number after the noun tells how many times the word is used in the paragraph. The first sentence has been done for you.

animals Galapagos Island South America tortoise (7) prickly pears cactus water ferns
bone lake


vegetation adult They shells
grasses land mass islands (2) kind wildlife fruits
feet leaves

Tortoise of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are located approximately 950 kilometres off the coast of South America. These chain of islands are famous for their unique vegetation and wildlife. One of the most astonishing animals found on these lush islands is the Galapagos tortoise.


Galapagos tortoise are the largest of their kind. They live on the land. Made of bone, their shells are hard and strong. Male tortoise can grow up to one metre long and have a mass of over 200 kilograms. While carrying a full grown adult, the tortoise can walk around effortlessly on its elephant-like feet. Eating prickly pears , cactus , fruits , water ferns , leaves and grasses makes the tortoise a herbivore.


During the day, the Galapagos tortoise can be found basking in the sun or cooling itself in a lake. Living to be between 100 to 150 years old, the Galapagos tortoise is a truly amazing animal.

Tessie's tips on writing... Learn more about tortoises and write a paragraph. Recommended Reading; Aesop's Fable; "The Tortoise and The Hare" and, "Owen and Mzee: The True and Remarkable Friendship".