This is so that you memorize the word. When it is used out of context it forces you to really think. If the sentence is something like "the turtle swims" and you know the word for "swim" you may automatically assume "turtle" since that's one of the animals you've learned.
Even if that was the case, we should not be learning about turtles this early in the process. There are thousands (not exaggerating) of more important and relevant words that should come before "turtle."
Yes i agree. I am a tefl qualofied teacher and every sentence should be meaningful
In Brazil are there turtles or tortoises? My dictionary gives "tartaruga" for both but duoLingo refuses "tortoise" and we only have tortoises inland
Duolingo is American and US English doesn't really have the word tortoise. It trips me up every time too.
Oh really? That's funny, because I'm American and one of my classes in high school had four tortoises. We didn't have a single turtle. I guess we were an anomaly.
Ah, a turtle reading letters.
I actually missed these absurd sentences while going through the Swedish course.
it could be a spin off to "The planet of the Apes" ...Planet.. of the turtles???