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Two emus have been banned from [entrance / entering] a hotel in Australia's Outback. The emu is the world's second-largest living bird by [tall / height] and is [naive / native] to Australia. The two banned emus are [siblings / cousins] (brother and sister). The four-room Yaraka Hotel in the state of Queensland barred the giant birds because of [badly / bad] behaviour. The birds are called Kevin and Carol. They were well [known / knowing] at the hotel for popping in for a [few / chocolate] biscuits or a slice of [toast / toasty] . However, recently, the two birds have become a [necessary / nuisance] to the guests staying at the hotel. Co-owner Chris Gimblett has put rope across the stairs leading up to the hotel to keep the birds out. There is also a sign for guests saying: "Please let yourself through the emu [obstacle / barrier] ."

One of the [reason / reasons] for the emu ban is that the birds have learned to climb the stairs. They have been [wondering / wandering] up to the hotel's bedrooms and shocking guests [in / on] the corridor. Mr Gimblett said: "Travellers have to be very [cautious / caution] with the emus because they will [joke / poke] their heads in...and drink all the coffee...and steal your toast. And if you have a barbecue, watch [out / in] because they'll take everything." He added: "You don't want to get [among / between] an emu and its food. They've got very sharp beaks and they're a [bit / bite] like a vacuum cleaner where food is concerned." He warned: "Because they do eat so much food, their [toiletries / toiletry] habits are very frequent....imagine a sloppy bowl [on / of] porridge from a height of a metre."

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