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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #5

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from National Geographic. This was one of my favorite magazines growing up. It was so much fun to read and it's also a great source of SAT/ACT vocabulary words!

1. "Liliger" Born in Russia No Boon for Big Cats
National Geographic, 9/21/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

National Geographic: "Liliger" Born in Russia No Boon for Big Cats

This adorable "liliger" - the offspring of a liger mother (yes, that's right - Napoleon Dynamite's favorite animal) and a lion father is causing serious controversy. Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocates, hybrid, irrelevant, mechanisms, ornery, solitary, and speculate.

2. Talk Like a Pirate Day? Not Even Pirates Spoke Pirate
National Geographic, 9/19/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 10

National Geographic: Talk Like a Pirate Day? Not Even Pirates Spoke Pirate

Who doesn't love talking like a pirate? Argh, mateys! If you missed Talk Like a Pirate Day last week, then check out this article and pick up a few vocabulary words while you're at it including affirmation, buccaneer, dialect, grim, maritime, parody, and unearth.

3. Deepest Ever Hubble View: "History of the Universe in a Single Image"
National Geographic, 9/26/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 10

National Geographic: Deepest Ever Hubble View: "History of the Universe in a Single Image"

The Hubble Space Telescope blows my mind. Read more about this amazing photo that shows us more of the universe than we've ever seen before and pick up a few vocabulary words like cosmos, depict, illusion, impression, primitive, and remnant.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have suggestions for improvement!

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