The Reading / Listening - Big Game Hunting - Level 4

A trophy hunter posing in a photo next to a black giraffe she killed has caused outrage online. Many people want to ban trophy hunting - the hunting of wild animals for fun. The trophy is the animal (or part of it) that is kept to show the success of the kill. Money is usually paid to the government to help wildlife conservation. Critics say countries get more from wildlife tourism than from big game hunting.



On Twitter, someone wrote: "White American savage...comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe." The hunter defended her actions. She said the giraffe was old and was killing young giraffes. She said: "This is called conservation through game management. Now that the giraffe is gone, the younger bulls are able to breed." One hunter said: "Giraffes are legal to hunt in South Africa."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Big Game Hunting - Level 5 or  Big Game Hunting - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.cbsnews.com/news/giraffe-killed-by-american-woman-tess-thompson-talley-sparks-outrage/
  • https://www.ecowatch.com/big-game-hunter-dead-giraffe-2583505970.html
  • http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/trophy-hunter-tess-thompson-tally-defended-killing-rare-giraffe-ricky-gervais-responds/


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A trophy hunter posing
  2. Many people want to
  3. the hunting of wild
  4. show the success
  5. Money is usually paid
  6. help wildlife
  7. wildlife
  8. big game
  1. animals for fun
  2. tourism
  3. of the kill
  4. hunting
  5. ban trophy hunting
  6. to the government
  7. in a photo
  8. conservation

Paragraph 2

  1. very
  2. black
  3. The hunter defended
  4. She said the giraffe was
  5. killing young
  6. conservation through game
  7. the younger bulls are able
  8. Giraffes are legal to
  1. old
  2. giraffes
  3. hunt in South Africa
  4. her actions
  5. giraffe
  6. to breed
  7. management
  8. rare

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A trophy hunter posing (1) ___________________ next to a black giraffe she killed has (2) ___________________. Many people want to ban trophy hunting - the hunting of wild (3) ___________________. The trophy is the animal (or part of it) that is (4) ___________________ the success of the kill. Money is (5) ___________________ the government to help wildlife conservation. Critics say countries get more from wildlife tourism than from (6) ___________________.

On Twitter, someone wrote: "White American (7) ___________________ Africa and shoot down a (8) ___________________ giraffe. The hunter defended her actions. She said the giraffe (9) ___________________ was killing young giraffes. She said: "This (10) ___________________ through game management. Now that the giraffe is gone, (11) ___________________ are able to breed." One hunter said: "Giraffes are (12) ___________________ in South Africa."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Atrophyhunterposinginaphotonexttoablackgiraffeshekilledhascaus
edoutrageonline.Manypeoplewanttobantrophyhunting-thehuntin
gofwildanimalsforfun.Thetrophyistheanimal(orpartofit)thatiskeptto
showthesuccessofthekill.Moneyisusuallypaidtothegovernmenttohel
pwildlifeconservation.Criticssaycountriesgetmorefromwildlifetouris
mthanfrombiggamehunting.OnTwitter,someonewrote:"WhiteAmer
icansavage...comestoAfricaandshootdownaveryrareblackgiraffe.Th
ehunterdefendedheractions.Shesaidthegiraffewasoldandwaskilling
younggiraffes.Shesaid:"Thisiscalledconservationthroughgameman
agement.Nowthatthegiraffeisgone,theyoungerbullsareabletobreed
."Onehuntersaid:"GiraffesarelegaltohuntinSouthAfrica."

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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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