Expanded noun phrases: langur monkey

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that contain effective expanded noun phrases.

Context: langur monkey


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Credit: BBC One - Planet Earth II

Clip Description

Hanuman langur monkeys are native to India. They are named after the Hindu god Hanuman, a figure revered for his strength, perseverance and devotion. They are very adaptable and can be found in a wide range of natural and man-made habitats. With their long limbs and distinctive black faces, Hanuman langur monkeys can leap effortlessly between buildings and trees.

In this fascinating clip, a film crew enlist the help of Omji, an elderly man, who has a special relationship with the monkeys. Desperate to capture these agile primates in action, the crew are finally in luck when an alpha male decides that it is time to see off a group of younger males. Will the primate achieve his goal? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meanings of the words highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you list some strong verbs that accurately describe the way the langur monkeys moved across the rooftops?
e.g. bounded, vaulted, hurdled