Remember the beginnings of these sentences, if necessary look through the text again.
… never saw a dodo.
… which means “finished”.
… died many years ago.
… the last one died in 1914.
… both made from wood.
… and to produce much of the oxygen in the air.
… new ones like AIDS.
… we will never find the cure.
… a lot of other creatures and plants need growing space too.
These are four good reasons why we must protect wildlife. Develop these ideas.
Forests (especially rainforests) control the world’s weather.
Plants produce much of the oxygen in the air which people need for breathing.
Wild plants can help to produce some medicines to cure dangerous diseases.
A lot of species of plants and animals are disappearing fast and can become extinct very soon.
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Imagine you are giving a talk at the Ecology Class describing the situation in the place where you live. Make a plan of your talk and speak on the following.
Changes in the climate, in the weather.
Reasons for these changes.
Disappearing and rare plants (birds, animals).
The state of the forests, rivers and lakes in your region.
Use the plan of ex. 26 and say what the text “Natural World in Danger” is about in 5—10 sentences.
This is what Stephanie, a girl from Cardiff aged 12, wrote about the beauty of the world. Read the paragraph artistically and say how you could prove that our planet is a wonderful place to live on.
I don’t normally get up early but today was different. I woke up to the sound of music but not just any music. It was the sound of birds singing like a big orchestra. I got out of bed and opened the curtains to look out of the window. I stood in a daze.1 The bird flew from tree to tree and from branch to branch. It was a beautiful morning. The sun was shining through the trees and on the grass making them look like gold. The sky had the shade2 of blue that you can see only in summer even though it was spring. What a lovely way to wake up in the morning.
Stephanie Bolton, age 12