CELPIP Reading for Information The Emperor Penguin

CELPIP Reading for Information The Emperor Penguin

This Reading Module has 12 questions similar to the kinds of questions that you can expect to find on an actual CELPIP Test. Practice Celpip Test Reading for Information “The emperor penguin” with answers.

Time: 10 minutes

Part 1

Directions: Read the following information article.

A. The emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing from 22 to 45 kg (49 to 99 lb). The dorsal side and head are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Like all penguins, it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat.

B. The emperor penguin is a social animal in its nesting and its foraging behaviour; birds hunting together may coordinate their diving and surfacing. Individuals may be active day or night. A mature adult travels throughout most of the year between the nesting area and ocean foraging areas; the species disperses into the oceans from January to March.

C. As the species has no fixed nest sites that individuals can use to locate their own partner or chick, emperor penguins must rely on vocal calls alone for identification. They use a complex set of calls that are critical to individual recognition between parents, offspring, and mates, displaying the widest variation in individual calls of all penguins. Vocalizing emperor penguins use two frequency bands simultaneously. Chicks use a frequency-modulated whistle to beg for food and to contact parents.

D. In 2012 the emperor penguin was uplisted from a species of least concern to near threatened by the IUCN. Along with nine other species of penguin, it is currently under consideration for inclusion under the US Endangered Species Act. The primary causes for an increased risk of species endangerment are declining food availability, due to the effects of climate change and industrial fisheries on the crustacean and fish populations. Other reasons for the species’ placement on the Endangered Species Act’s list include disease, habitat destruction, and disturbance at breeding colonies by humans. Of
particular concern is the impact of tourism. One study concluded that emperor penguin chicks in a crèche become more apprehensive following helicopter approach to 1,000 m (3,281 ft).

E. Not given in any of the above paragraphs.

Part 2

Directions: Decide which paragraph (A, B, C, or D) contains the information in each of the following statements. If the information is not discussed in any of the paragraphs, choose “E”.

1. Emperor penguins are currently in danger of extinction.

A      B      C      D      E

2. Male and female of the emperor penguin look similar.

A      B      C      D      E

3. The diet of Emperor penguins consists mainly of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods.

A      B      C      D      E

4. Emperor penguins live together like humans.

A      B      C      D      E

5. Emperor penguins rely only on voice calls due to their limited environment.

A      B      C      D      E

6. Climate change, human and disease threaten the emperor penguin.

A      B      C      D      E

7. Emperor penguin is changed by the environment.

A      B      C      D      E

8. Some Emperor penguins grow in SeaWorld San Diego outside Antarctica.

A      B      C      D      E

9. Special penguin uses two frequency bands.

A      B      C      D      E

CELPIP Reading for Information The Emperor Penguin Answers

1. D

2. A

3. E

4. B

5. C

6. D

7. A

8. E

9. C

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