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Migrating Birds: IELTS Synonyms Practice

Finding Synonyms: In IELTS reading, you need to develop the skill of spotting synonyms in the reading passage.

This lesson helps you develop this skill. There is no specific question like this in the IELTS reading test, but all question types require this skill. So, I have made this lesson to help you practice spotting paraphrases.

Bird Migration Synonyms Practice

Birds migrate to move from areas of low or decreasing resources to areas of high or increasing resources. The two primary resources being sought are food and nesting locations.

While short-distance migration probably developed from a fairly simple reason such as for food, the origins of long-distant migration patterns are much more complex. They’ve evolved over thousands of years and are controlled at least partially by the genetic makeup of the birds. They also incorporate responses to weather, geography, food sources, day length, and other factors.

Migrating birds can cover thousands of miles in their annual travels, often travelling the same course year after year with little deviation. First-year birds often make their very first migration independently. Somehow they can find their winter home despite never having seen it before, and return the following spring to where they were born.

The secrets of their amazing navigational skills aren’t fully understood, partly because birds combine several different types of senses when they navigate. Birds can get compass information from the sun, the stars, and by sensing the earth’s magnetic field. They also get information from the position of the setting sun and from landmarks seen during the day. There’s even evidence that sense of smell plays a role, at least for homing pigeons.

Notice: This article has been adapted from this page: The Basics of Bird Migration. It is always useful to read original articles.

Find the Synonyms

Find the word(s) in the reading passage above that have the same meaning as the words below. Answers will come in the order of the questions. This means you find the answer to question 1 first and the other answers will follow in order.

  1. breeding sites
  2. relatively
  3. developed gradually
  4. include
  5. departing from an established course
  6. on their own
  7. distinct feature noticeable from a distance

Answers

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Answers
  1. breeding sites = nesting locations
  2. relatively = fairly
  3. developed gradually = evolved
  4. include = incorporate
  5. departed from an established course = deviation
  6. on their own = independently
  7. distinct feature noticeable from a distance = landmark

 

I hope you found this lesson useful 🙂

All the best

Liz

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Comments

  1. Rohit Singla says:

    nice excercise

  2. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Sense of smell

  3. Asai Thambi Ekambaram says:

    1.Nesting
    2.Often
    3.Somehow
    4.Combine
    5.Deviation
    6.Independently
    7.Sense of smell.

  4. 1. Nesting location
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Genetics

  5. Please find my answers below
    1. Nesting locations
    2. Patterns
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Migrating
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  6. Olanrewaju ojerinde says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2. Fairly
    3.evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6.independently
    7. Landmarks

  7. Olanrewaju ojerinde says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2. Fairly
    3.evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6.independently
    7. navigational skills

  8. Adeleke Oluwayemisi says:

    1.Nestling location. 2Fairly. 3 Evolved. 4.Incorporate 5.Migration. 6.Independently. 7

  9. 1. Nestling locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved partially
    4.Incorporate
    5.Traveling the same course
    6.Independently
    7. Landmarks

  10. 1. Nestling location
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved partially
    4.Incorporate
    5.Traveling the same course
    6.Independently
    7. Landmarks

  11. Olayinka Shukurat says:

    1. Nesting Locstions
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved partially
    4. Incorporate
    5. Traveling the same course
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  12. 1 Nesting locations
    2 fairly
    3 evolved over….
    4 incorporate
    5 traveling the same…..
    6 independently
    7 navigation skills

  13. 1.Nesting locations
    2.Fairly
    3.Evolved
    4.Incorporate
    5.Deviation
    6.Independently
    7.Landmarks

  14. 1.nesting locations
    2.much more
    3.evolved over thousand’s of years
    4.incorporate
    5.migration
    6.independently
    7.landmarks

  15. Sukhveer kaur says:

    1-breeding sites 2- fairly 3-little deviation 4-incorporate 5-annual travel. 6- independently 7 sense of smell

  16. 1. breeding sites- nesting locations
    2. relatively- much more
    3. developed gradually- evolved
    4. include- incorporate
    5. departing from on established course- deviation
    6. on their own- indepently
    7. distinct feature noticeable from distance- landmark

  17. Rahul DHANDE says:

    nesting locations
    fairly
    evolved
    traveling
    independently
    senses

  18. nesting sites
    probably
    evolved
    incorporate
    deviation
    independently
    navigational skills

  19. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Partially
    3. Evolved over thousands of years
    4. Incorporate
    5. Traveling the sane course
    6. Independently
    7. Landmark

  20. Seajan shrestha says:

    1.nesting locations
    2.fairly
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5.migration
    6.independently
    7.sense of smell

  21. Aniruddha Kar says:

    My answers would be
    1. Nesting locations
    2.Fairly
    3.Evolved
    4.Incorporate
    5.Migration
    6.Independently
    7.Navigational Skills

  22. 1Nesting locations
    2,Probably
    3,evolved
    4incorporate
    5migrating
    6independently
    7compass information from landmark seencom

  23. Sarath Nagaraj says:

    1) Breeding sites – Nesting locations
    2) Relatively – Fairly
    3) Developed gradually – Evolved
    4) Include – Incorporate
    5) Departing from an established source – Migration
    6) On their own – Independently
    7) Distinct feature noticeable from a distance – Sense of smell

  24. 1. nesting locations
    2. complex
    3. evolved over thousands of years
    4. incorporate
    5. traveling from the same course
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  25. Vimal Vincent says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. migration
    6. independently
    7. sence of smell

  26. (1) nesting locations. (2) probably. ( 3)Evolved. (4) incorporate. (5) travelling from same course. (6) independently. (7) landmarks seen

  27. 1: nesting locations.. (2) probably. (3)evolved.(4) incorporate. (5) travelling from the same course. (6) independently. (7) landmarks seen during the day.

  28. poonam sharma says:

    1. nesting locations
    2.fairly
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5. Migration
    6 Independently
    7 Landmark

  29. 1. Nesting location
    2. Partially
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Migrating
    6. Independently
    7. Navigation skill

  30. Anandh Krishna says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2.
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7

  31. 1 NESTING LOCATIONS
    2 FAIRLY
    3 EVOLVED OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS
    4 INCORPORATE
    5 TRAVELLING THE SAME COURSE
    6 INDEPENDENTLY
    7 DIFFERENT TYPE OF SENSES WHEN THEY NAVIGATE

  32. 1.nesting locations
    2.probably
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5.same course year after year
    6.independently
    7.find their winter home despite never having seen it before

  33. Winter fall says:

    1 nesting locations
    2.fairly
    3.evolved
    4.partially
    5.deviation
    6. indepently
    7.landmarks

  34. 1. Nesting location
    2. Probably
    3. Evolved
    4. Such as
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Navigational skills
    6.

  35. Shittu Afeez says:

    1 Nesting locations
    2 fairly
    3 evolved over thousands of years
    4 incorporate
    5 deviation
    6 independently
    7 different types of senses when they navigate

  36. 1.Location
    2. Evolved
    3. Genetic makeup
    4. Cover
    5.annual travel
    6. Independently
    7. Sense of smell

  37. Amos Egonmwan says:

    1. nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. deviation
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  38. 1. Breeding sites – Nesting locations
    2. Relatively – Fairly
    3. Developed gradually – Evolved
    4. Include – Incorporate
    5. Departing from an established course – Migration
    6. On their own – Independently
    7. Distinct feature noticeable from a distance – Landmark

    Not sure

  39. 1. nesting locations
    2. relatively
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. deviation
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  40. 1. Nesting locatios
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved over thousand years
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independent
    7. Different type of senses when they nevigate

  41. 1. nesting locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Navigation skills

  42. Emanuela Imbrisca says:

    1. Nesting locations;
    2. Fairly;
    3. Evolved;
    4. Incorporate;
    5. Anual travels;
    6. Independently;
    7. Amaizing navigational skills.

  43. breeding sites – nesting locations
    relatively – fairly
    developed gradually – evolved
    include – incorporate
    departing from established course – deviation
    on their own – independently
    distinct features noticeable from a distance- landmarks

  44. 1) Nesting Locations
    2) Partly
    3) Evolved
    4) Incorporate
    5) Migrating
    6) Independently
    7) Landmarks

  45. AMANDEEP KAUR says:

    1. NESTING LOCATIONS
    2. FAIRLY
    3. EVOLVED
    4. INCORPORATE
    5. MIGRATING
    6. INDEPENDENTLY
    7. NAVIGATIONAL SKILL

  46. 1. nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3. evolved
    4. combine
    5. migrating
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  47. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Often
    3.evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Migrate
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  48. 1-breeding place (hatchnery)
    2-comparatively
    3-develop slowly
    4-contain, consist of
    5-goodbye from their settle course
    6-by themselves
    7-definite characteristics obvious from a range

  49. Nasreen Sultana SabirAli says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2. Partially
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Travelling the same course
    6. Independently
    7. Compass Information

  50. 1.nesting locations
    2.fairly
    3.evolve over thousands of years
    4.incorporate
    5.same course year after year
    6.independently
    7.amazing navigational skills

  51. Nikhil Menon says:

    1. Nesting Locations
    2.Fairly
    3.Evolved
    4.Incorporate
    5.Migrating
    6.Independently
    7.Compass Information

  52. RAJENDRA RAVAL says:

    1. Nesting location
    2.fairly
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5.where they were born
    6.independently
    7.magnetic field

  53. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Probably
    3. Partially
    4. Incorporate
    5. The same course
    6. Independently
    7. Navigation skills

  54. 1 nesting locations
    2 more
    3 evolved gradually
    4 incorporate
    5 deviating from same course
    6 independently
    7 landmark seen

  55. Rajeshwari says:

    1. Nesting location
    2. Probably
    3. Evolved over thousands of years
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Navigational skills

  56. Breeding sites : nesting locations
    Relatively : fairly
    Develop gradually : evolved
    Include : incorporate
    Departing from an established course : travelling the same course
    On their own : compass
    Distance features noticeable from distance: from landmark

  57. 1 .nesting locations
    2 .fairly
    3 .evolved
    4 .incorporate
    5 .migration independently
    6 .they
    7 .compass information

  58. Milan neupane says:

    Hello liz
    Please help me
    For writting task 2 question .

  59. Tejashree says:

    1. breeding sites – nesting locations
    2. relatively – fairly
    3. developed gradually – little deviation
    4. include – incorporate
    5. departing from their established course – annual travels
    6. on their own – independently
    7. distinct feature noticeable from a distance – landmarks

  60. Nesting location
    Complex
    Year after year
    Incoporate

  61. 1. NESTING LOCATION
    2. PROBABLY
    3. EVOLVED
    4. INCORPORATE
    5. TRAVELING
    6. INDEPENDENTLY
    7. LANDMARKS

  62. Alex Christine says:

    1.Nesting locations
    2.partially
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5.deviation
    6.independently
    7.landmark

  63. NAVEEN SAGAR says:

    1. Areas
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Xxxxxxx
    5. Migration
    6. Xxxxxxxx
    7. Navigational skills

  64. Nesting locations
    Probably
    Least partially
    Incorporate
    Making migration
    Independenrt ly
    Landmarks

  65. 1. Nesting sites
    2. Probably
    3. Controlled
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independent
    7. Landmarks

  66. Manisha Sansare says:

    1) Nesting locations
    2) Probably
    3) Evolved
    4) Incorporate
    5) Deviation
    6) Independently
    7) Landmark

  67. Suyog Kharel says:

    1)Nesting
    2)Fairly
    3)Evolved
    4)Cover
    5)Migration
    6)Sense
    7)Landmarks

  68. 1- Nesting locations
    2-probably
    3-Evolved
    4- Incorporate
    5-Deviation
    6-Independently
    7-

  69. 1)nesting locations (2) fairly (3) simple (4) migrating birds(5) independently (6) where there born(7) to get compass information.

  70. Chinyerem Onyinyechi Onuoha says:

    1.Nesting locations.
    2.Partially
    3.Fairly simply.
    4.Incorporate
    5.With little deviation.
    6.Independently
    7.Genetic Make-up

  71. 1. Nesting Locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Find their winter home despite never having seen it before

  72. Breeding sites-nesting locations
    Relatively- little deviation
    Developed gradually -evolved
    Incorporate- include
    Departing from an established course-migration
    On their own-independently
    Distinct feature noticeable from distance-navigational skills

  73. Jon Albert Dizon says:

    nesting sites
    fairly
    evolved
    incorporate
    deviation
    independently
    landmarks

  74. 1) Nesting locations
    2) Fairly
    3) Evolved
    4) Incorporate
    5) Migrating
    6) Independently
    7) Landmarks

  75. The answer for the questions:

    1. nesting locations
    2. probably
    3. evolved over thousands of years
    4. traveling the same course
    5. independently
    6. different types of sense when they navigate

  76. Umme Kulsum Mukta says:

    1. nesting location, 2. probably 3. evolved 4. incorporate 5.migration 6.independently 7.sense

  77. BRUNO DE MOURA ARAUJO says:

    1. nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3. evolved over thousands of years
    4. incorporate
    5. traveling the same course year after year
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  78. 1.Evolved 2.partially 3.genetic makeup 4.incorporate responses 5.deviation 6.independently 7.navigational skills

  79. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Probably
    3. Probably developed
    4. Evolved
    5. Annual travel
    6. Independently
    7. Landmark

  80. 1. nesting locations
    2. probably
    3.evolved
    4. incorporate
    5.migrating(????)
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  81. Ndah Joshua says:

    1, breeding sites
    2, fairly
    3, evolve
    4,incorporate
    5, deviation
    6, Independently
    7, Landmarks

  82. 1.Nesting location
    2.fairly
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5.little deviation
    6.independently
    7

  83. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved over thousands of years
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  84. Nesting locations
    Partially
    Evolved
    Cover
    Deviation
    Independently
    Landmark

  85. 1. nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. deviation
    6. independently
    7. senses

  86. breeding sites-areas of low resource to high resource
    relatively-probably
    developed gradually-fairly
    include-such as
    departing from an established course-migration
    on their own-independently
    distinct feature noticeable from the distance- navigation skills

  87. 1 nesting locations
    2 fairly
    3 evolved
    4 incorporate
    5 deviation
    6 independently
    7 landmarks

  88. Seerat Dhingra says:

    Hi Liz!
    The responses are as follows:
    1.nesting locations
    2.fairly and partially both seem correct
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5.deviation
    6.independently
    7.landmarks

  89. Mamoon Ul Hassan says:

    Thanx Alot Liz. Have a good day.

  90. 1. nesting locations
    2. probably
    3. evolved over of thousands years
    4. incorporate
    5. return to where they born
    6. their amazing navigation skills
    7. sense of smell

  91. 1. Nesting location
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Migrating
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  92. 1. nesting locations
    2. while
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. migrating
    6. independently
    7. sense

  93. Hannah Bautista says:

    Breeding sites – nesting area
    Relatively – probably
    Developed gradually – evolved
    Include – encorporate
    Departing from an established course – migration
    on their own – independently
    Distinct feature noticeable from distance – landmark

  94. Islam Moharam says:

    1- areas
    2- fairly
    3- controlled partially
    4- cover
    5- deviation
    6- independently
    7- different types of senses

  95. Odunayomi Ajagbe says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved over thousands of years
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  96. Dear Liz,
    Thanks for this valuable material. Hope your health is getting better… (?) You are always in my pray Liz. I am your one of the dedicated followers.

    Warmest regards,
    Shruti

  97. 1-nesting location
    2-probably
    3- evolved
    4-cover
    5-migration
    6 – compass
    7-landmarks

  98. Rohan Dasharath Apraj says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2. Probably
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  99. Answers
    1. nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. deviation
    6. independantly
    7. ?

  100. 1.nesting locations
    2.fairly
    3.evolved over thousnd years
    4.incorporate
    5.traveling the same course
    6.independently
    7.navigational skills

  101. Nesting locations
    Probably
    Evolved
    Incorporate
    Migration
    Independently
    Navigate

  102. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Probably
    3. Evolved over
    4. Travelling the same course
    5. Independently
    6. Despite never having seen it

  103. 2 – almost…
    3- improving small small
    4 – join
    5 – moving from their basement
    6 – standings on their own two feet
    7 – hear them far

  104. Surbhi Aggarwal says:

    1. nesting locations
    2. while
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. deviation
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  105. Tapiwa Chidziwa says:

    1. NESTING LOCATIONS
    2. FAIRLY
    3. EVOLVED
    4. INCORPORATE
    5. ANNUAL TRAVELS
    6. INDEPENDENTLY
    7. LANDMARK

  106. 1. Nesting Locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Landmarks

  107. 1 Nesting locations
    2 Probably
    3 Evolved
    4 Incorporate
    5 Deviation
    6 Independently
    7 Landmark.

  108. Idid nt get it

  109. 1. nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3.evolved
    4.incorporate
    5.annual travel
    6.independently
    7.navigational skills

  110. Ruby Melvin says:

    Breeding sites- nesting locations
    Relatively- probably
    Developed gradually-developed from a fairly simple reasons
    Departing from an established course-travelling the same course
    Include- incorporate
    On their own-independently
    Distinct features noticeable from a distance-get information from the position of the setting sun

  111. Ntam blessing says:

    1.nesting locations
    2.fairly
    3.evolved over
    4.incorporate
    5.deviation
    6.independently
    7.compass information

  112. Anthony chinedu says:

    1.nesting location
    2.probably
    3.evolved
    4.are
    5

  113. Breeding sites, distinct features known from the distance

  114. 1. Nesting locations
    2. Probably
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Genetic make up

  115. Rebecca Dashe Rimbut says:

    1*Area
    2*while
    3 *evolved
    4*incorporate
    5*deviation
    6*independently
    7evidence

  116. 1-nesting location
    2-partially
    3-evolved
    4-cover
    5-traveling the same course year after year with little deviation
    6-independently
    7-the sun, the stars

  117. Rashida Akter says:

    1.nesting locations
    2.evolved
    3.genetic makeup
    4.incorporate
    5.annual travel
    6.winter home
    7.senses

  118. Hi Liz,
    Following are the answers:

    1.Breeding Sites= nesting locations
    2. Relatively= such as
    3. Developed gradually= evolved
    4. Include= incorporate
    5. Departing from an established course= traveling
    6. On their own= independently
    7. Distinct feature noticeable from a distance= sense of smell.

    Do let me know if any of my answers are incorrect.
    Thank you for this great practice.

  119. 1. Nesting location
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Migrating
    6. Independently
    7. Different types
    8. Sensing

  120. Ajah obianuju says:

    1. Nesting locations
    2. Fairly
    3. Evolved
    4. Incorporate
    5. Annual travels
    6. Independently
    7. Amazing navigational skills

  121. Aseel Hamdan says:

    ١-nesting locations
    2-fairly
    3-evolved
    4-combine
    5-migrating
    6-independently
    7-landmarks

  122. Bansari Chawada says:

    1. Nesting location
    2. Much more
    3. Over thousands of years
    4. Incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Landmark

  123. Chris Morris says:

    1 nesting locations
    2 probably
    3 evolved
    4 incorporate
    5 deviate
    6 independently
    7 landmark

  124. Kanchana Amarasinghe says:

    1-breeding sites = nesting locations
    2-relatively = fairly
    3-developed gradually = evolved
    4-include = cover
    5-departing from an established course = migration
    6-on their own = independently
    7-distinct feature noticeable from a distance = landmark

  125. 1. nesting location
    2. partly
    3. evolved over thousands of years
    4. incorporate
    5. first-year birds often make their very first migration
    6. independently
    7. genetic makeup

  126. An Astounding practice that surely produce magical effects…
    Have a lovely day Liz
    I’m honored always to have such a wonderful lessons

  127. Nesting. Fairly. Partially. incorporate. independently. born. setting sun.

  128. Nesting locations
    Fairly
    Evolved
    Incorporate
    Deviation
    Independently
    Evidence

  129. 1.nesting locations
    2.partially?
    3.evolved over thousands of years
    4.incorporate
    5.deviation
    6.independently
    7.landmarks

  130. Asad Ullah says:

    1-nesting locations
    2- fairly
    3- evolved
    4- incorporate
    5- deviation
    6- independently
    7- landmarks

  131. 1 nesting birds
    2 fairly
    3 evolved
    4 incorporate
    5 deviation
    6 independently
    7 landmark

  132. 1.Nesting location
    2. Much more
    3. Evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. Deviation
    6. Independently
    7. Landmark

  133. 1) Nesting locations
    2) fairly
    3) evolved over thousands of years
    4) combine
    5) annual travels
    6) independently
    7) navigational skills

  134. 1. nesting locations
    2. fairly
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. deviate from a course
    6. independently
    7. landmarks

  135. 1. nesting locations
    2. origins
    3. evolved
    4. incorporate
    5. deviation
    6. independently
    7. compass information??

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