The Reading / Listening - Botanic Gardens - Level 0

One in five of the world's plants is in danger. Botanic gardens could save plants. They could help to protect them. These gardens contain about 100,000 kinds of plants, including rare ones. Scientists looked at many plants in botanic gardens. They said they know what plants are missing from botanic gardens.



Botanic gardens may be the best hope for saving endangered plants. If we do not protect plants, we could have problems with food in the future. We will also have problems with climate change. Plants are in danger because of people. We cut down forests for farms and cities.

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    Botanic Gardens - Level 1 Botanic Gardens - Level 2   or  Botanic Gardens - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41388144
  • http://www.zmescience.com/science/biology/botanic-garden-endangered-plants-26092017/
  • http://www.mirrordaily.com/botanical-gardens-shelter/211575/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. One in five of
  2. Botanic gardens could
  3. They could help to protect
  4. contain about 100,000
  5. including rare
  6. Scientists looked at many plants in
  7. They said they
  8. plants are missing
  1. them
  2. know what
  3. the world's plants
  4. from botanic gardens
  5. kinds of plants
  6. save plants
  7. ones
  8. botanic gardens

Paragraph 2

  1. Botanic gardens may be the
  2. saving endangered
  3. If we do not
  4. we could have problems with food
  5. We will also have problems with
  6. Plants are in
  7. We cut
  8. farms
  1. danger
  2. in the future
  3. and cities
  4. plants
  5. down forests
  6. protect plants
  7. best hope
  8. climate change

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

One in five of the world's plants (1) ___________________. Botanic gardens could (2) ___________________. They could help to protect them. These gardens (3) ___________________ 100,000 kinds of plants, (4) ___________________ ones. Scientists looked at (5) ___________________ botanic gardens. They said they know what plants (6) ___________________ botanic gardens.

Botanic gardens (7) ___________________ best hope for saving endangered plants. If (8) ___________________ protect plants, (9) ___________________ problems with food in the future. We (10) ___________________ problems with climate change. Plants (11) ___________________ because of people. We cut down forests for (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Oneinfiveoftheworld'splantsisindanger.Botanicgardenscouldsavepl
ants.Theycouldhelptoprotectthem.Thesegardenscontainabout100,
000kindsofplants,includingrareones.Scientistslookedatmanyplantsi
nbotanicgardens.Theysaidtheyknowwhatplantsaremissingfrombot
anicgardens.Botanicgardensmaybethebesthopeforsavingendanger
edplants.Ifwedonotprotectplants,wecouldhaveproblemswithfoodint
hefuture.Wewillalsohaveproblemswithclimatechange.Plantsareinda
ngerbecauseofpeople.Wecutdownforestsforfarmsandcities.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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