Exciting Sentence Openers: tusk fish

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to start sentences in a variety of interesting ways.

Context: tusk fish


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Credit: BBC One - Blue Planet II

Clip Description

The colourful orange-dotted tusk fish (also known as the anchor fish) can be found in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka. Living in the reefs there, it can grow up to 50cm long. There are many different types of tusk fish, several of which have brightly coloured markings such as the harlequin tusk fish.

In this fascinating clip, an amazing snaggle-toothed orange-dotted tusk fish can be seen throwing a clam against some hard coral. He does so in an attempt to crack it open so that  he can feast on its fleshy contents. Dropping the clam repeatedly whilst trying to open it, the tusk fish shows determination and perseverance by not giving up. Will he succeed? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words/phrases that describe someone (or something) who doesn’t give up easily?

e.g. perseverance, determination, …