Commas for lists: spectacled bear

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning to use commas in lists.

Context: spectacled bear

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Credit: BBC Two - Natural World

Clip Description

Have you heard of a fictional bear called Paddington? His character is based on a real bear – the spectacled bear. This magnificent creature has whitish rings around its eyes. This gives the impression that this huge, wild beast is wearing spectacles!

In this fascinating clip, we will visit the spectacled bear’s habitat in the Andes mountains of South America. What delightful delicacies do you think this sweet-toothed bear likes to eat whilst exploring his cloud forest? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Here is a list of food items that a spectacled bear enjoys eating:

bromeliads, berries, palm nuts, bird eggs, cactuses and tree bark.

Can you place an adjective before each item to make it sound more appetising?

e.g. mouthwatering palm nuts, delicious bromeliads, …