The Reading / Listening - Level 2

Baby orangutans in Indonesia are going to school to learn to find food and make a nest. After they learn these skills, the young apes can return to the wild and survive on their own. The school is run by International Animal Rescue (IAR). There are 102 orangutans living at the IAR centre. A spokesperson said: "We are committed to rescuing and rehabilitating as many orangutans as we can and giving them a second chance." Not all of them go to school because some are injured, so they cannot go back to the forest. It could take up to eight years to get the others ready to return to the wild.



The IAR cares for animals that have been rescued. Some of the babies lost their parents because of illegal hunting, habitat loss and forest fires. The IAR said they are suffering and dying because of the destruction of the rainforest by palm oil companies. Other baby orangutans have been sold as pets. There are also adult orangutans at the centre. These have spent most of their lives in captivity. The World Wildlife Fund estimates there are up to 69,000 orangutans in Borneo. They are in danger because their forests are being destroyed by illegal logging.

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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.

learn to find food and make

a.

on their own

2.

After they learn

b.

a nest

3.

survive

c.

as we can

4.

rehabilitating as many orangutans

d.

to the wild

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giving them a second

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go to school

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Not all of them

f.

to eight years

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It could take up

g.

chance

8.

ready to return

h.

these skills



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The IAR cares for animals

a.

fires

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Some of the babies lost their

b.

loss

3.

habitat

c.

parents

4.

forest

d.

illegal logging

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the destruction of the rainforest

e.

lives in captivity

6.

These have spent most of their

f.

in danger

7.

They are

g.

by palm oil companies

8.

destroyed by

h.

that have been rescued

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Baby orangutans in Indonesia are going to school (1) ___________________ food and make a nest. After they learn these skills, the young apes (2) ___________________ wild and survive on their own. The school is run by International Animal Rescue (IAR). There are 102 orangutans living at the IAR centre. A spokesperson said: "(3) ___________________ to rescuing and rehabilitating as many orangutans (4) ___________________ giving them a second chance." (5) ___________________ go to school because some are injured, so they cannot go back to the forest. It could take up to eight years (6) ___________________ ready to return to the wild.

The IAR cares for animals (7) ___________________ rescued. Some of the babies lost their parents because of illegal hunting, habitat loss and forest fires. The IAR (8) ___________________ suffering and dying because of the destruction (9) ___________________ by palm oil companies. Other baby orangutans have been sold as pets. There (10) ________________ orangutans at the centre. These have (11) ___________________ their lives in captivity. The World Wildlife Fund estimates there are up to 69,000 orangutans in Borneo. They (12) _________________ because their forests are being destroyed by illegal logging.





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BabyorangutansinIndonesiaaregoingtoschooltolearntofindfoodand
makeanest.Aftertheylearntheseskills,theyoungapescanreturntothe
wildandsurviveontheirown.TheschoolisrunbyInternationalAnimalRe
scue(IAR).Thereare102orangutanslivingattheIARcentre.Aspokespe
rsonsaid:"Wearecommittedtorescuingandrehabilitatingasmanyora
ngutansaswecanandgivingthemasecondchance."Notallofthemgoto
schoolbecausesomeareinjured,sotheycannotgobacktotheforest.Itc
ouldtakeuptoeightyearstogettheothersreadytoreturntothewild.The
IARcaresforanimalsthathavebeenrescued.Someofthebabieslostthei
rparentsbecauseofillegalhunting,habitatlossandforestfires.TheIARs
aidtheyaresufferinganddyingbecauseofthedestructionoftherainfore
stbypalmoilcompanies.Otherbabyorangutanshavebeensoldaspets.
Therearealsoadultorangutansatthecentre.Thesehavespentmostoft
heirlivesincaptivity.TheWorldWildlifeFundestimatesthereareupto69
,000orangutansinBorneo.Theyareindangerbecausetheirforestsareb
eingdestroyedbyillegallogging.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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