**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.

- breeding sites
- relatively
- developed gradually
- include
- departing from an established course
- on their own
- distinct feature noticeable from a distance

**Answers**

Click below to reveal the answers:

Answers- breeding sites = nesting locations
- relatively = fairly
- developed gradually = evolved
- include = incorporate
- departed from an established course = deviation
- on their own = independently
- distinct feature noticeable from a distance = landmark

I hope you found this lesson useful 🙂

All the best

Liz

nice excercise

1. Nesting locations

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Sense of smell

1.Nesting

2.Often

3.Somehow

4.Combine

5.Deviation

6.Independently

7.Sense of smell.

1. Nesting location

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Genetics

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1. Nesting locations

2. Patterns

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Migrating

6. Independently

7. Landmarks

1. Nesting locations

2. Fairly

3.evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

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7. Landmarks

1. Nesting locations

2. Fairly

3.evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6.independently

7. navigational skills

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4.Incorporate

5.Traveling the same course

6.Independently

7. Landmarks

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5.Traveling the same course

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7. Landmarks

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4. Incorporate

5. Traveling the same course

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4 incorporate

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6 independently

7 navigation skills

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2.Fairly

3.Evolved

4.Incorporate

5.Deviation

6.Independently

7.Landmarks

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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

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5. Traveling the sane course

6. Independently

7. Landmark

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2.fairly

3.evolved

4.incorporate

5.migration

6.independently

7.sense of smell

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1. Nesting locations

2.Fairly

3.Evolved

4.Incorporate

5.Migration

6.Independently

7.Navigational Skills

1Nesting locations

2,Probably

3,evolved

4incorporate

5migrating

6independently

7compass information from landmark seencom

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

1. nesting locations

2. complex

3. evolved over thousands of years

4. incorporate

5. traveling from the same course

6. independently

7. landmarks

1. Nesting locations

2. fairly

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. migration

6. independently

7. sence of smell

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1. nesting locations

2.fairly

3.evolved

4.incorporate

5. Migration

6 Independently

7 Landmark

1. Nesting location

2. Partially

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Migrating

6. Independently

7. Navigation skill

1. Nesting locations

2.

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

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7

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

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4.incorporate

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7.find their winter home despite never having seen it before

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7.landmarks

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3. Evolved

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5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Navigational skills

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2 fairly

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4 incorporate

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6 independently

7 different types of senses when they navigate

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2. Evolved

3. Genetic makeup

4. Cover

5.annual travel

6. Independently

7. Sense of smell

1. nesting locations

2. fairly

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4. incorporate

5. deviation

6. independently

7. landmarks

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

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1. nesting locations

2. relatively

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. deviation

6. independently

7. landmarks

1. Nesting locatios

2. Fairly

3. Evolved over thousand years

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independent

7. Different type of senses when they nevigate

1. nesting locations

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Navigation skills

1. Nesting locations;

2. Fairly;

3. Evolved;

4. Incorporate;

5. Anual travels;

6. Independently;

7. Amaizing navigational skills.

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

1) Nesting Locations

2) Partly

3) Evolved

4) Incorporate

5) Migrating

6) Independently

7) Landmarks

1. NESTING LOCATIONS

2. FAIRLY

3. EVOLVED

4. INCORPORATE

5. MIGRATING

6. INDEPENDENTLY

7. NAVIGATIONAL SKILL

1. nesting locations

2. fairly

3. evolved

4. combine

5. migrating

6. independently

7. landmarks

1. Nesting locations

2. Often

3.evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Migrate

6. Independently

7. Landmarks

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

1. Nesting locations

2. Partially

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Travelling the same course

6. Independently

7. Compass Information

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

1. Nesting Locations

2.Fairly

3.Evolved

4.Incorporate

5.Migrating

6.Independently

7.Compass Information

1. Nesting location

2.fairly

3.evolved

4.incorporate

5.where they were born

6.independently

7.magnetic field

1. Nesting locations

2. Probably

3. Partially

4. Incorporate

5. The same course

6. Independently

7. Navigation skills

1 nesting locations

2 more

3 evolved gradually

4 incorporate

5 deviating from same course

6 independently

7 landmark seen

1. Nesting location

2. Probably

3. Evolved over thousands of years

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Navigational skills

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

1 .nesting locations

2 .fairly

3 .evolved

4 .incorporate

5 .migration independently

6 .they

7 .compass information

Hello liz

Please help me

For writting task 2 question .

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

Nesting location

Complex

Year after year

Incoporate

1. NESTING LOCATION

2. PROBABLY

3. EVOLVED

4. INCORPORATE

5. TRAVELING

6. INDEPENDENTLY

7. LANDMARKS

1.Nesting locations

2.partially

3.evolved

4.incorporate

5.deviation

6.independently

7.landmark

1. Areas

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Xxxxxxx

5. Migration

6. Xxxxxxxx

7. Navigational skills

Nesting locations

Probably

Least partially

Incorporate

Making migration

Independenrt ly

Landmarks

1. Nesting sites

2. Probably

3. Controlled

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independent

7. Landmarks

1) Nesting locations

2) Probably

3) Evolved

4) Incorporate

5) Deviation

6) Independently

7) Landmark

1)Nesting

2)Fairly

3)Evolved

4)Cover

5)Migration

6)Sense

7)Landmarks

1- Nesting locations

2-probably

3-Evolved

4- Incorporate

5-Deviation

6-Independently

7-

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

1.Nesting locations.

2.Partially

3.Fairly simply.

4.Incorporate

5.With little deviation.

6.Independently

7.Genetic Make-up

1. Nesting Locations

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Find their winter home despite never having seen it before

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

nesting sites

fairly

evolved

incorporate

deviation

independently

landmarks

1) Nesting locations

2) Fairly

3) Evolved

4) Incorporate

5) Migrating

6) Independently

7) Landmarks

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

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

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

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

1. Nesting locations

2. Probably

3. Probably developed

4. Evolved

5. Annual travel

6. Independently

7. Landmark

1. nesting locations

2. probably

3.evolved

4. incorporate

5.migrating(????)

6. independently

7. landmarks

1, breeding sites

2, fairly

3, evolve

4,incorporate

5, deviation

6, Independently

7, Landmarks

1.Nesting location

2.fairly

3.evolved

4.incorporate

5.little deviation

6.independently

7

1. Nesting locations

2. Fairly

3. Evolved over thousands of years

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Landmarks

Nesting locations

Partially

Evolved

Cover

Deviation

Independently

Landmark

1. nesting locations

2. fairly

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. deviation

6. independently

7. senses

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

1 nesting locations

2 fairly

3 evolved

4 incorporate

5 deviation

6 independently

7 landmarks

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

Thanx Alot Liz. Have a good day.

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

1. Nesting location

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Migrating

6. Independently

7. Landmarks

1. nesting locations

2. while

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. migrating

6. independently

7. sense

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

1- areas

2- fairly

3- controlled partially

4- cover

5- deviation

6- independently

7- different types of senses

1. Nesting locations

2. Fairly

3. Evolved over thousands of years

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Landmarks

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

Thanks for your message – I’m making a very slow recovery 🙂

1-nesting location

2-probably

3- evolved

4-cover

5-migration

6 – compass

7-landmarks

1. Nesting locations

2. Probably

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Landmarks

Answers

1. nesting locations

2. fairly

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. deviation

6. independantly

7. ?

1.nesting locations

2.fairly

3.evolved over thousnd years

4.incorporate

5.traveling the same course

6.independently

7.navigational skills

Nesting locations

Probably

Evolved

Incorporate

Migration

Independently

Navigate

1. Nesting locations

2. Probably

3. Evolved over

4. Travelling the same course

5. Independently

6. Despite never having seen it

2 – almost…

3- improving small small

4 – join

5 – moving from their basement

6 – standings on their own two feet

7 – hear them far

1. nesting locations

2. while

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. deviation

6. independently

7. landmarks

1. NESTING LOCATIONS

2. FAIRLY

3. EVOLVED

4. INCORPORATE

5. ANNUAL TRAVELS

6. INDEPENDENTLY

7. LANDMARK

1. Nesting Locations

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Landmarks

1 Nesting locations

2 Probably

3 Evolved

4 Incorporate

5 Deviation

6 Independently

7 Landmark.

Idid nt get it

1. nesting locations

2. fairly

3.evolved

4.incorporate

5.annual travel

6.independently

7.navigational skills

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

1.nesting locations

2.fairly

3.evolved over

4.incorporate

5.deviation

6.independently

7.compass information

1.nesting location

2.probably

3.evolved

4.are

5

Breeding sites, distinct features known from the distance

1. Nesting locations

2. Probably

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Genetic make up

1*Area

2*while

3 *evolved

4*incorporate

5*deviation

6*independently

7evidence

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

1.nesting locations

2.evolved

3.genetic makeup

4.incorporate

5.annual travel

6.winter home

7.senses

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.

1. Nesting location

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Migrating

6. Independently

7. Different types

8. Sensing

1. Nesting locations

2. Fairly

3. Evolved

4. Incorporate

5. Annual travels

6. Independently

7. Amazing navigational skills

١-nesting locations

2-fairly

3-evolved

4-combine

5-migrating

6-independently

7-landmarks

1. Nesting location

2. Much more

3. Over thousands of years

4. Incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Landmark

1 nesting locations

2 probably

3 evolved

4 incorporate

5 deviate

6 independently

7 landmark

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

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

An Astounding practice that surely produce magical effects…

Have a lovely day Liz

I’m honored always to have such a wonderful lessons

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

Nesting locations

Fairly

Evolved

Incorporate

Deviation

Independently

Evidence

1.nesting locations

2.partially?

3.evolved over thousands of years

4.incorporate

5.deviation

6.independently

7.landmarks

1-nesting locations

2- fairly

3- evolved

4- incorporate

5- deviation

6- independently

7- landmarks

1 nesting birds

2 fairly

3 evolved

4 incorporate

5 deviation

6 independently

7 landmark

1.Nesting location

2. Much more

3. Evolved

4. incorporate

5. Deviation

6. Independently

7. Landmark

1) Nesting locations

2) fairly

3) evolved over thousands of years

4) combine

5) annual travels

6) independently

7) navigational skills

1. nesting locations

2. fairly

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. deviate from a course

6. independently

7. landmarks

1. nesting locations

2. origins

3. evolved

4. incorporate

5. deviation

6. independently

7. compass information??