Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia. It has a population of around 4.5 million.
Amber is fossilised tree resin. It is a deep orange colour, and sometimes has insects trapped in it.
A burr is any plant seedpod that is prickly and easily gets caught up in animal's fur. A burr is also a sharp, rough edge left behind by a cutting tool, or a rough part on other kinds of surface.
Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. The capital of Cuba is Havana. People in Cuba speak Spanish.
Scientific name: cucumis sativus
Cucumbers are in the same family as watermelons. They grow on a vine, and are technically a fruit but are usually treated as a vegetable. Cucumbers have an extremely mild flavour and are usually used in salads and sandwiches. Cucumbers can be pickled; pickled cucumbers are called gherkins.
December is the twelfth and last month of the year. It has 31 days. In the northern hemisphere December is part of winter, and in the southern hemisphere it is part of summer. Christmas is in December.
Embers are small pieces of wood or coal in a fire that are not actively burning but are still glowing and hot. Hot embers can be used to start a dying fire up again, or can set a house on fire if they fall out of a fireplace and land on flammable paper or fabric.
A fiber (also spelt fibre) is anything very thin and long, like a strand of hair, fur, sheep's fleece or even a strand of spider silk. Fibers are generally twisted together to make something thicker, like yarn or are woven into cloth.
A harbor, also spelt harbour, is a sheltered body of water that is deep enough for ships to dock and unload. Harbors are generally an inlet or bay surrounded by land. A harbor is also a term used for any safe place, or can be used as a verb to mean keeping something or someone safe, as in "he was harboring a known criminal".
Juba is the capital of South Sudan. It has a population of around 250,000.