The Reading / Listening - Level 4

The World Wildlife Fund has warned about the future of the world's natural World Heritage sites. Half the sites are at risk from harmful activities, such as mining, drilling for oil, illegal logging and climate change. Around 114 of 229 sites are affected. These include Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon National Park in the USA, and China's Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, where over 30 per cent of the world's endangered pandas live.



The UNESCO World Heritage Centre said: "World Heritage is humankind's common heritage, and the responsibility for its conservation is shared by everyone." It added: "Governments and the private sector around the world are stepping up their action against harmful extractive uses." However, over 11 million people need the World Heritage sites for food, water, shelter and jobs. Non-stop development could harm these people.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11618421
  • http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1473
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3524564/World-Heritage-sites-including-Great-Barrier-Reef-Grand-Canyon-National-Park-Belize-Barrier-Reef-risk-industry.html


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

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Half the sites are at

a.

Sanctuaries

2.

harmful

b.

risk

3.

illegal

c.

Reef

4.

Around 114 of

d.

pandas

5.

These include Australia's Great Barrier

e.

activities

6.

the Grand Canyon National Park

f.

229 sites are affected

7.

China's Sichuan Giant Panda

g.

logging

8.

the world's endangered

h.

in the USA



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

humankind's common

a.

sites for food

2.

responsibility

b.

heritage

3.

shared

c.

jobs

4.

the private

d.

for its conservation

5.

stepping

e.

harm these people

6.

11 million people need the World Heritage

f.

sector

7.

food, water, shelter and

g.

by everyone

8.

Non-stop development could

h.

up their action

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The World Wildlife Fund has warned about (1) ___________________ world's natural World Heritage sites. Half (2) ___________________ risk from harmful activities, such as mining, (3) ___________________, illegal logging and climate change. Around 114 of 229 (4) ___________________. These include Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon National Park in the USA, and China's Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, (5) _________________ per cent of the world's (6) __________________ live.

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre said: "World Heritage is humankind's (7) ___________________, and the responsibility for its conservation is (8) ___________________." It added: "Governments and (9) ___________________ around the world are stepping up their action against harmful (10) ___________________." However, over 11 million people need the World Heritage (11) ___________________, water, shelter and jobs. Non-stop development could (12) ___________________.





WORLD HERITAGE SITES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about World Heritage sites in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, 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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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: 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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g)

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h)

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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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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about World Heritage sites for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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