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Voici la fiche d'activités de compréhension écrite que Mme Van Der Haegen se propose de mettre en œuvre après lecture de l'article du Guardian. Elle sera suivie d'une séance d'expression orale autour de la question suivante:
In your opinion, what should human beings do or stop doing in order to protect endangered species ?
A TOTAL BAN ON IVORY SALES – WORKSHEET
 
I – VOCABULARY
FILL IN THE GAPS USING THESE WORDS :
illegal, poach, habitat, tusks, moratorium, poacher, compensation, ivory, regulated, resources
 
1.    The two long pointed teeth that elephants have are called ………………..
2.    Tusks are made of…………………………………
3.    A ……………………………… is an official agreement to stop an activity for a temporary period.
4.    If something is ……………………….. , it is against the law.
5.    If something is ………………………….. , it is officially controlled.
6.    A …………………………………… is an illegal hunter.
7.    Natural …………………………. are things such as coal, trees, oil and, in this case, animals.
8.    The place where an animal lives is called its…………………………………
9.    If you…………………………….. something, you make it illegal.
10.   Money that someone receives because something bad has happened to them is called………………..
 
II – FIND THE INFORMATION
 
1.    How many elephants tusks did the author of the article burn ?
2.    How much were the tusks worth ?
3.    What was the elephant population of Africa at the beginning of the 1980s ?
4.    What was the elephant population of Africa at the end of the 1980s ?
5.    What percentage of its elephants did Kenya lose ?
6.    What does "Cites" mean ?
 
III – COMPREHENSION CHECK - MATCH THE NUMBERS WITH THE LETTERS
 
1. The number of elephants in Africa is falling                
a. other products, such as elephant hair and leather
2. Poachers killed                                             
b. trade
3. Some countries want to sell                                 
c. in countries with protected elephant populations.
4. Many poor countries are against                       
d. because of the illegal ivory trade.
5. Poaching is not a big problem                                
 e. An increase in the ivory trade.
6. The main reason for the destruction of animal species is    
f. most of the elephants in Kenya.
 
IV -  PREPOSITIONS
 
1.    The tusks were worth millions ……………………….. dollars.
2.    The number of elephants fell by 50 % ………………………… the 1980s.
3.    Kenya lost 80 % …………………………….. its elephants.
4.    The main reason …………………………. the destruction of wildlife is trade.
5.    Some countries want  to increase the trade …………………………. ivory.
6.    Countries want to earn money ……………………….. their natural resources.
7.    The author is in favour ……………………………… giving compensation to farmers.
8.    Controlling the use of land is the answer ………………………. this problem.
 
V – COMPLETE THE TABLE
 
 
VERB                NOUN
1. Destroy         Destruction
2. Announce
3. Propose
4. Attract
5. Act    
6. Increase
7. Protect
8. Ban    
 
 
VI -  FILL IN THE GAPS USING INFINITIVES FROM THE TEXT
 
Example : The answer to this problem is to control the use of the land.
 
1.    The answer to this problem is not …………………………….. animals.
2.    Some countries want ……………………………….. the trade in ivory.
3.    This is the only way …………………………………………… the elephants of Africa.
4.    Cites announced an action plan ………………………………………… the illegal ivory trade in Africa.
5.    A limited legal trade in ivory will allow the illegal market …………………………………
6.    Namibia wants ……………………………… worked ivory, elephant hair and leather.
 
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