The Fluency Book – Desert (ANIMALS)

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc. & the Fluency Project

What is the Fluency Book?

Below are the most common Desert Animals that most native speakers in any language should know.  Fill in all the blanks with the translation.  Use a dictionary.  Then move onto the next list!  Every few months, come back, print it out again, and see how many you can remember.  When you can fill this out without looking at a dictionary, nice job!

ANIMALS    _________________

Desert Animals   ___________________

  • snake _______________________
  • scorpion _______________________
  • camel _______________________
  • donkey _______________________
  • king cobra _______________________
  • ant _______________________
  • armadillo _______________________
  • baboon _______________________
  • badger _______________________
  • bat _______________________
  • boa constrictor _______________________
  • brown bear _______________________
  • butterfly _______________________
  • chipmunk _______________________
  • cheetah _______________________
  • cougar _______________________
  • dove _______________________
  • crow _______________________
  • eagle _______________________
  • elephant _______________________
  • emu _______________________
  • alcon _______________________
  • fox _______________________
  • rabbit _______________________
  • python _______________________
  • raccoon _______________________
  • rhinoceros _______________________
  • tortoise _______________________
  • toad _______________________
  • tarantula _______________________
  • spider _______________________
  • viper _______________________
  • vulture _______________________
  • zebra _______________________

Related Words

  • oasis _______________________
  • palm tree _______________________
  • parched _______________________
  • thirsty _______________________
  • water _______________________
  • sand dune _______________________
  • Gobi Desert _______________________
  • Sahara Desert _______________________
  • Death Valley _______________________
  • Mojave Desert _______________________

Related Verbs

  • to trek  _______________________
  • to drink _______________________
  • to eat ______________________-

Related Expressions

  • to find shelter  __________________________________________
  • to drink water  __________________________________________
  • to look for shade  __________________________________________
  • to die of dehydration  __________________________________________
  • to die of thirst  __________________________________________
  • to become scorched by the sun  __________________________________________

Common Sentences

  • The desert fox quickly evaded the viper’s attack. __________________________________________________________________
  • If certain animals do not drink every day, they will die of thirst and dehydration; however, camels can go for long periods of time without any water.   __________________________________________________________________
  • The scorpion and the king cobra got into a fight–I’m not sure who won.   __________________________________________________________________
  • A tarantula is a scary looking spider.  Actually, I don’t know if it’s considered a spider.  Is it?   __________________________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________________________
  • When most of us think of desert animals, the first thing we often think of is a palm tree and a refreshing oasis, but most deserts are simply barren and dry. __________________________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________________________
  • If you were going to see some desert animals, the three I would most like to see are (1), (2), and (3).   __________________________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________________________

Are we missing any others that most native speakers know?  Let us know!  We appreciate your assistance as a volunteer!

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