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A charity wants a large part of Britain to be like it was a thousand years ago. It wants animals, birds and fish to return. These include wolves, beavers, eagles and whales. The last wolf in Britain died in 1680. The charity hopes this area can return to the wild by the year 2030.



Not everyone thinks this is a good idea. Farmers are worried wolves and sea eagles will kill farm animals. They also say beaver dams will flood farmland. The charity said re-wilding was necessary for the future of nature. It is important for forests to grow again, and for seas to get their fish back after too much fishing.

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Sources
  • http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13420727.Rewilding_Scotland__green_and_public_bodies_unite_to_bring_back_wolves__lynx_and_sturgeon/
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/wolves-lynx-and-wild-boar-could-be-reintroduced-to-british-forests-10389469.html
  • http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/campaign-bids-to-reintroduce-wild-animals-to-uk-1-3830709


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

a large part

a.

wolves

2.

it was a thousand

b.

in 1680

3.

It wants animals, birds and fish

c.

years ago

4.

These include

d.

year 2030

5.

beavers, eagles

e.

of Britain

6.

The last wolf in Britain died

f.

the wild

7.

return to

g.

and whales

8.

by the

h.

to return



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Not everyone thinks

a.

of nature

2.

Farmers are

b.

farmland

3.

sea eagles will

c.

grow again

4.

dams will flood

d.

kill farm animals

5.

The charity said re-wilding

e.

this is a good idea

6.

the future

f.

fishing

7.

important for forests to

g.

worried

8.

too much

h.

was necessary

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A charity (1) ___________________ of Britain to be like it was a thousand years ago. It wants animals, (2) __________________ return. (3) ___________________ wolves, beavers, eagles and whales. (4) ___________________ in Britain (5) ___________________. The charity hopes this area can return to the wild (6) ___________________ 2030.

Not everyone thinks this (7) ___________________. Farmers are worried wolves and sea eagles (8) ___________________ animals. They also (9) ___________________ will flood farmland. The charity said re-wilding (10) __________________ for the future of nature. It (11) ___________________ forests to grow again, and for seas to get their fish back (12) ___________________ fishing.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AcharitywantsalargepartofBritaintobelikeitwasathousandyearsago.It
wantsanimals,birdsandfishtoreturn.Theseincludewolves,beavers,e
aglesandwhales.ThelastwolfinBritaindiedin1680.Thecharityhopesth
isareacanreturntothewildbytheyear2030.Noteveryonethinksthisisa
goodidea.Farmersareworriedwolvesandseaeagleswillkillfarmanimal
s.Theyalsosaybeaverdamswillfloodfarmland.Thecharitysaidre-
wildingwasnecessaryforthefutureofnature.Itisimportantforfores
tstogrowagain,andforseastogettheirfishbackaftertoomuchfishing.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about the countryside for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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