Difficulty level: Easy
Listen to the recording and complete gaps in the text below.
- A group of scientists announced Thursday what they say is the ________________ of remains from an early ________________ of human beings. Bones from the ________________ were found two years ago inside a cave at a United Nations World Heritage Site, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African ________________ has named the area the ________________ of Humankind because of its rich collection of ancient human-like remains.
- The scientists are calling the new species, “Homo Naledi“. The word naledi ________________ “star” in South Africa’s Sesotho language. The scientists reported that about 1,500 bones have been ________________ from the cave. They said the bones come from at least 15 ________________ . The team reported its findings in the journal eLife.
- Lead scientist Lee Berger works at the University of Witwatersrand. He said the discovery “was right under our nose in the most ________________ valley of the continent of Africa.” Mr. Berger ________________ to reporters Thursday in Johannesburg.
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