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Is there more of the world to explore?

A compass

The essential tool for an explorer


There are many famous explorers - people who have travelled to and discovered new parts of the world. Nowadays, it seems that every corner of our planet has been explored. Technology and modern transport means we can get to the most remote parts.

So does this mean there is nowhere left to explore? Rob and Finn discuss this question - and discover some exploration-related vocabulary.

This week's question:

In 2011, explorer Ed Stafford became the first person to do what? Was it:

a) go all the way round the world in a canoe

b) ski down Mount Everest

c) walk the length of the Amazon River

Listen to the audio to find out the answer.

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a journey to a place to discover something new about it


people who go on a journey of exploration

seeking out

finding something by looking for it in a determined way


to travel all the way around something (particularly the world)

natural resources

valuable things that occur naturally, such as wood or oil, that can be made into things we can use


keen to learn and ask questions

uncharted territory

an area of land not shown in detail on a map


(here) large groups of related families who live in the same area and share the same language, customs and beliefs


a set of ideas, beliefs and behaviour held by a particular group of people


going on a journey that may be dangerous


a strong desire to travel

Last edited: 06/10/2014

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