The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Baby orangutans in Indonesia are going to school. They are learning to find food so they can return to the forest and survive. This could take eight years. A school spokesperson said they want to rescue and help orangutans and give them a second chance. Some are too badly injured to go to the school.



Some of the baby orangutans lost their parents because of hunting, logging and forest fires. Palm oil companies are destroying their rainforests. Other baby orangutans became pets. There are also adult orangutans at the centre. The WWF says orangutans are in danger because their forests are disappearing.

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Sources
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1637948/young-orangutans-get-wheeled-to-forest-school
  • http://news.yahoo.com/orangutan-school-teaches-young-primates-survival-skills-131443906.html
  • http://www.treehugger.com/animals/watch-these-adorable-baby-orangutans-go-forest-school-video.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

They are learning

a.

spokesperson

2.

return to the forest

b.

help orangutans

3.

This could take

c.

to find food

4.

A school

d.

injured

5.

they want to rescue and

e.

eight years

6.

give them a second

f.

the school

7.

Some are too badly

g.

and survive

8.

go to

h.

chance



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

baby orangutans lost

a.

companies

2.

forest

b.

danger

3.

Palm oil

c.

pets

4.

destroying their

d.

disappearing

5.

Other baby orangutans became

e.

rainforests

6.

There are also adult orangutans

f.

their parents

7.

The WWF says orangutans are in

g.

at the centre

8.

their forests are

h.

fires

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Baby orangutans in Indonesia (1) ___________________ school. They are learning to find food (2) ___________________ return to the forest and survive. (3) ___________________ eight years. A school spokesperson (4) ___________________ to rescue and help orangutans (5) ___________________ a second chance. Some are too badly injured (6) ___________________ school.

Some of the baby orangutans (7) ___________________ because of hunting, logging (8) ___________________. Palm oil companies (9) ___________________ their rainforests. Other baby orangutans became pets. There (10) __________________ orangutans (11) ___________________. The WWF says orangutans (12) ___________________ because their forests are disappearing.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

BabyorangutansinIndonesiaaregoingtoschool.Theyarelearningtofin
dfoodsotheycanreturntotheforestandsurvive.Thiscouldtakeeightye
ars.Aschoolspokespersonsaidtheywanttorescueandhelporang-
utansandgivethemasecondchance.Somearetoobadlyinjuredtogot
otheschool.Someofthebabyorangutanslosttheirparentsbeca
useofhunting,loggingandforestfires.Palmoilcompaniesaredestroyin
gtheirrainforests.Otherbabyorangutansbecamepets.Therearealsoa
dultorangutansatthecentre.TheWWFsaysorangutansareindangerbe
causetheirforestsaredisappearing.

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).

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f)

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WRITING

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

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