Expanded noun phrases: poison dart frog

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

Context: poison dart frog


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Credit: BBC One - Attenborough's Life in Colour

Clip Description

Poison dart frogs live in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. Most animals rely on camouflage, but poison dart frogs want to be seen. Their bright colours act as a warning to predators, essentially telling them, “I’m poisonous, don’t eat me.”

In this fascinating clip, one poison dart frog enters the territory of another. He’s clearly not welcome. In a surprising show of strength, the tiny frogs battle it out. Will the contender be warned off or will he be victorious? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of interesting adjectives that describe the poison dart frogs in the film clip?

e.g. colourful, fearless, glistening…