La Peregrina Pearl


Listening — Intermediate Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. Pearls do NOT symbolize   .

  2. When an oyster cannot expel an irritant, it creates   around it.

  3. One of the most astounding features of La Peregrina is its   .

  4. The oyster containing La Peregrina was probably very   in comparison to other oysters.

  5. The slave traded the pearl for his   .

  6. Elizabeth Taylor almost lost the pearl to her   .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What is the most cherished item you own? Why is it so cherished?

  2. If someone gave you a very expensive piece of jewelry, would you wear it? Why or why not?

  3. Did you ever lose something precious to you? Please explain.


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      • (crunched) to make the loud sound of something being crushed
      • (dispelled) to make (something, such as a belief, feeling, or idea) go away or end
      • a substance that causes slight inflammation or other discomfort to the body
      • inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also the material of which pearls are composed.
      • feel deep respect or admiration for (something)
      • (traded) to buy and sell; exchange


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