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Upper-intermediate use of English - Exercise 3: Kangaroo injures Australian politician

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Kangaroo injures Australian politician

Saturday, May 18, 2013
A kangaroo injured Australian politician Shane Rattenbury in the Australian (1) , Canberra, on Thursday. Mr. Rattenbury was taking a morning (2) in the Canberra suburb of Ainslie when the kangaroo surprised him, and in the ensuing (3) , Mr. Rattenbury was scratched several (4) on the leg.
Eastern grey kangarooBy Mr Rattenbury's (5) , the kangaroo was an eastern grey kangaroo, which is a common (6) in Australia. Neither the kangaroo nor Mr. Rattenbury saw each other until they were (7) , when they both were surprised by each other. The kangaroo, which had been behind a (8) , then started hopping around and Rattenbury ducked for (9) . The kangaroo bounced on him while he was still on the (10) . He was left lying in the street while another (11) went to his assistance. He was driven home and visited a hospital, receiving a tetanus (12) . He attended parliament later that day, where his (13) made kangaroo jokes about him.
There are many kangaroos living in wildlife (14) around the Australian capital, which often enter suburban (15) . The attack follows previous (16) in 2009 when a kangaroo smashed inside a Canberra home, and in 2010 when a kangaroo knocked a (17) unconscious in nearby Mount Ainslie. Kangaroo culls in the Australian capital have been held annually for several years, which have drawn (18) . Kangaroo (19) in Canberra was the subject of a television (20) in 2011 called Kangaroo Mob.

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