Fall Festival of Chocolate

Master Chocolatier Tom Cinnamon at his North Vancouver shop (Phhoto by Glenn Baglo/The Vancouver Sun

Master chocolatier Tom Cinnamon at his North Vancouver shop
(Phhoto by Glenn Baglo/The Vancouver Sun)

Daily from October 15, 2014 to November 10, 2014
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The story of chocolate  
Level 3

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Chocolate comes from the beans of a cacao* fruit tree.
The cacao bean is the seed of the fruit. (say: ka-kow)
Cacao trees can grow 15 metres high.
The trees grow in tropical rain forests.

A cacao fruit tree  (Photo – Public Domain)

A cacao fruit tree
(Photo – Public Domain)

Cacao beans (Photo – Public Domain)

Cacao beans
(Photo – Public Domain)

 

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Elephants know the voices of their enemies

An African elephant listens carefully. Elephants can tell which humans might be dangerous to them. (Photo courtesy of Karen McComb)

An African elephant listens carefully.
Elephants can tell which humans might be dangerous to them.
(Photo courtesy of Karen McComb)

Level 3
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson

Can you recognize different languages?
Do you say, “Oh, that sounds like Spanish,”
or “That sounds like French.”
Can you do it
when you do not understand the words?
Elephants can!

Listen to the story Elephants know the voices of their enemies. Reading by Nila Gopaul-Level 3

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