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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Zoo Awareness Day (ZAD) is a day on which people question the place and value of zoos in the twenty-first century. It is organized by the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), which says zoos are mainly for tourism rather than protecting animals. CAPS says that even though many zoos promote themselves as places of education, conservation and research, they are really just a tourist attraction. ZAD is to make people aware that animals in zoos suffer from physical and psychological problems because they are in cages. CAPS says the “protection of natural habitats is the only way to prevent further species decline”. The organization says people today can learn about animals from the Internet and by looking at high definition TV.

So what do people do on Zoo Awareness Day? CAPS hopes you are concerned enough about animal rights to join different campaigns. Suggestions include holding peaceful protests outside zoos, writing letters to newspapers and setting up information stalls to tell people that animals belong in the wild. CAPS says: “We don’t need zoos anymore….Keeping these beautiful creatures caged up and bored to tears for our sake is just plain wrong.” What do you think of zoos? Are they necessary in this day and age? Everybody agrees that we should protect animals and ensure their survival, but do zoos actually help this? Maybe some of the world’s zoos do play a role in conservation and education, but there are others in which animals do suffer.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

people question the place

a.

for tourism

2

zoos are mainly

b.

suffer

3.

many zoos promote themselves

c.

and value of zoos

4.

animals in zoos

d.

further species decline

5.

the only way to prevent

e.

from the Internet

6.

learn about animals

f.

as places of education

 

Paragraph 2

1.

you are concerned enough

a.

ensure their survival

2

holding

b.

in the wild

3.

animals belong

c.

in conservation

4.

bored to

d.

about animal rights

5.

protect animals and

e.

peaceful protests

6.

zoos do play a role

f.

tears


LISTENING GAP FILL

Zoo Awareness Day (ZAD) __________________ people question the place and value of zoos in the twenty-first century. It is organized by the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), which says zoos are __________________ rather than protecting animals. CAPS says that even though many zoos promote themselves __________________, conservation and research, they are really just a tourist attraction. ZAD is to __________________ that animals in zoos suffer from physical and psychological problems because they are in cages. CAPS says the “protection of natural habitats __________________ prevent further species decline”. The organization says people today can learn about animals from the Internet __________________ high definition TV.

So what do people do on Zoo Awareness Day? CAPS hopes you are __________________ about animal rights to join different campaigns. Suggestions include holding __________________ outside zoos, writing letters to newspapers and setting up information __________________ that animals belong in the wild. CAPS says: “We don’t need zoos anymore….Keeping these beautiful creatures caged up and __________________ for our sake is just plain wrong.” What do you think of zoos? Are they necessary in __________________? Everybody agrees that we should protect animals and ensure their survival, but do zoos actually help this? Maybe some of the world’s zoos do play a role in conservation and education, but there are others in which __________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Zoo Awareness Day (ZAD) is a day on which people __________ the place and value of zoos in the twenty-first century. It is __________ by the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), which says zoos are mainly for tourism rather than protecting animals. CAPS says that even though many zoos __________ themselves as places of education, conservation and research, they are really just a tourist __________. ZAD is to make people aware that animals in zoos __________ from physical and psychological problems because they are in __________. CAPS says the “protection of natural habitats is the only way to prevent __________ species decline”. The organization says people today can learn about animals from the Internet and by __________ at high definition TV.

 

 

 

promote
suffer
organized
further
attraction
looking
question
cages

So what do people do on Zoo Awareness Day? CAPS hopes you are __________ enough about animal rights to join different campaigns. Suggestions include holding peaceful __________ outside zoos, writing letters to newspapers and __________ up information stalls to tell people that animals belong in the __________. CAPS says: “We don’t need zoos anymore….Keeping these beautiful creatures caged up and __________ to tears for our sake is just plain wrong.” What do you think of zoos? Are they necessary in this day and age? Everybody __________ that we should protect animals and ensure their survival, but do zoos actually help this? Maybe some of the world’s zoos do play a __________ in conservation and education, but there are others in which animals do __________.

 

 

wild
 
agrees
concerned
role
setting
suffer
protests
bored


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

Zoo Awareness Day (ZAD) is a day on which people answer / question the place and value of zoos in the twenty-first century. It is organized by the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), which says zoos are main / mainly for tourism rather than protecting animals. CAPS says that even though many zoos promote / promotion themselves as places of education, conservation and research, they are real / really just a tourist attraction. ZAD is to make people awareness / aware that animals in zoos suffer / suffering from physical and psychological problems because they are in cages. CAPS says the “protection of natural habits / habitats is the only way to prevent further species decline”. The organization says people yesterday / today can learn about animals from the Internet and by looking at high definition TV.

So what does / do people do on Zoo Awareness Day? CAPS hopes you are concerned enough about animal rights to join different campaigns. Suggestions / Suggests include holding peaceful protests outside zoos, writing letters to newspapers and setting up / down information stalls to tell people that animals belong in the wilder / wild. CAPS says: “We don’t need zoos anymore….Keeping these beautiful creatures cages / caged up and bored to tears / teardrops for our sake is just plain wrong.” What do you think of zoos? Are they necessary in this day / week and age? Everybody agrees that we should protect animals and ensure their survive / survival, but do zoos actually help this? Maybe some of the world’s zoos do play a role / roll in conservation and education, but there are others in which animals do suffer.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Zoo Awareness Day (ZAD) is a day on which people (1) ____ the place and value of zoos in the twenty-first century. It is organized by the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), which says zoos are (2) ____ for tourism rather than protecting animals. CAPS says that even though many zoos (3) ____ themselves as places of education, conservation and research, they are really just a tourist attraction. ZAD is to make people aware that animals in zoos suffer (4) ____ physical and psychological problems because they are in cages. CAPS says the “protection of natural (5) ____ is the only way to prevent further species decline”. The organization says people today can learn about animals from the Internet and (6) ____ looking at high definition TV.

So what do people do on Zoo Awareness Day? CAPS hopes you are concerned (7) ____ about animal rights to join different campaigns. Suggestions include (8) ____ peaceful protests outside zoos, writing letters to newspapers and setting up information stalls to tell people that animals belong in the (9) ____. CAPS says: “We don’t need zoos anymore….Keeping these beautiful creatures caged up and bored to tears for our sake is just plain wrong.” What do you think of zoos? Are they (10) ____ in this day and age? Everybody agrees that we should protect animals and ensure their survival, but do zoos actually help (11) ____? Maybe some of the world’s zoos do play a role in conservation and education, but there are others in (12) ____ animals do suffer.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

question

(b)

answer

(c)

ask

(d)

inquire

2.

(a)

manly

(b)

mainly

(c)

main

(d)

manliness

3.

(a)

promotion

(b)

promote

(c)

promoter

(d)

promotes

4.

(a)

for

(b)

of

(c)

from

(d)

at

5.

(a)

habits

(b)

habit

(c)

habitual

(d)

habitats

6.

(a)

by

(b)

at

(c)

of

(d)

to

7.

(a)

very

(b)

enough

(c)

lot

(d)

so

8.

(a)

gripping

(b)

grasping

(c)

holding

(d)

touching

9.

(a)

tame

(b)

wilder

(c)

tamer

(d)

wild

10.

(a)

needy

(b)

needs

(c)

necessary

(d)

needing

11.

(a)

these

(b)

there

(c)

those

(d)

this

12.

(a)

which

(b)

where

(c)

how

(d)

why


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

twenty-first treucyn

2.

conservation and screahre

3.

sittuor attraction

4.

natural tbstahia

5.

prevent eutrhfr species decline

6.

high oeinndftii TV

 

Paragraph 2

7.

animal sthigr

8.

peaceful tpesotsr

9.

animals oblgne in the wild

10.

gedca up

11.

just plain nrgwo

12.

animals do useffr


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

So what do people do on Zoo Awareness Day? CAPS hopes you are concerned enough about animal rights to join

(    )

wrong.” What do you think of zoos? Are they necessary in this day and age? Everybody agrees that we should

(    )

says people today can learn about animals from the Internet and by looking at high definition TV.

(    )

century. It is organized by the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), which says zoos are mainly for tourism

(    )

rather than protecting animals. CAPS says that even though many zoos promote themselves as places of

(    )

zoos anymore….Keeping these beautiful creatures caged up and bored to tears for our sake is just plain

(    )

different campaigns. Suggestions include holding peaceful protests outside zoos, writing letters to

(    )

education, conservation and research, they are really just a tourist attraction. ZAD is to make people

(    )

protect animals and ensure their survival, but do zoos actually help this? Maybe some of the world’s zoos do play

(    )

a role in conservation and education, but there are others in which animals do suffer.

1  )

Zoo Awareness Day (ZAD) is a day on which people question the place and value of zoos in the twenty-first

(    )

newspapers and setting up information stalls to tell people that animals belong in the wild. CAPS says: “We don’t need

(    )

cages. CAPS says the “protection of natural habitats is the only way to prevent further species decline”. The organization

(    )

aware that animals in zoos suffer from physical and psychological problems because they are in


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

zoos    of    value    and    place    the    question    people

2.

animals   tourism   zoos   rather   are   than   mainly   protecting   for

3.

places    education    promote    as    of    zoos    themselves

4.

people    make    suffer    zoos    in    animals    that    aware

5.

Internet   about   people   animals   today   from   can   the   learn

6.

enough    animal    you    concerned    about    rights    are

7.

wild    the    in    belong    animals    that    people    tell

8.

tears    to    bored    and    up    caged

9.

ensure    and    animals    protect    should    we    survival    their

10.

do   play   a   role   in   conservation   some   of   the   world’s   zoos


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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THE ZOO AWARENESS DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about Zoo Awareness Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about Zoo Awareness Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Zoo Awareness Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Zoo Awareness Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about Zoo Awareness Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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