The Reading / Listening - Big Game Hunting - Level 5

An American trophy hunter posing in a photo next to a black giraffe that she shot and killed has caused outrage. It sparked a heated online debate on whether or not to ban trophy hunting - the hunting of wild animals for fun. The trophy is the animal (or part of it) kept, and usually displayed, to show the success of the kill. A fee is usually paid to the government to help wildlife conservation. Critics of this say countries earn more from wildlife tourism than from big game hunting. The giraffe's killing is being compared to Cecil the lion, killed by a trophy hunter in 2015.



This latest killing caused a group on Twitter to write: "White American savage...comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe, [because] of South African stupidity." The hunter defended her actions. She said the giraffe was an old male that was attacking and 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." The president of the Safari Club International defended the woman. He said: "Giraffes are legal to hunt in South Africa."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Big Game Hunting - Level 4 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. caused
  2. It sparked a heated
  3. show the success
  4. A fee is usually paid
  5. countries earn more
  6. big game
  7. being compared
  8. killed by a trophy hunter
  1. from wildlife tourism
  2. to Cecil the lion
  3. outrage
  4. of the kill
  5. in 2015
  6. to the government
  7. online debate
  8. hunting

Paragraph 2

  1. This latest
  2. shoot down a very
  3. The hunter defended
  4. the giraffe was an
  5. conservation through game
  6. the giraffe is
  7. conservation through game
  8. Giraffes are legal to hunt
  1. management
  2. her actions
  3. gone
  4. in South Africa
  5. management
  6. killing
  7. old male
  8. rare black giraffe

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

An American trophy (1) ___________________ a photo next to a black giraffe that she shot and killed has caused outrage. It sparked (2) ___________________ debate on whether or not to ban trophy hunting - the hunting of wild (3) ___________________. The trophy is the animal (or part of it) kept, and usually displayed, to (4) ___________________ of the kill. A fee is usually paid to the government to help wildlife conservation. Critics of this say countries (5) ___________________ wildlife tourism than from big game hunting. The giraffe's killing is being compared to Cecil the lion, (6) ___________________ trophy hunter in 2015.

This latest killing (7) ___________________ on Twitter to write: "White American savage...comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe, [because] of South African stupidity." The hunter (8) ___________________. She said the giraffe was an old male that (9) ___________________ killing young giraffes. She said: "This is called conservation through game management. (10) ___________________ giraffe is gone, the younger bulls are (11) ___________________." The president of the Safari Club International defended the woman. He said: "Giraffes (12) ___________________ hunt in South Africa."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AnAmericantrophyhunterposinginaphotonexttoablackgiraffethatsh
eshotandkilledhascausedoutrage.Itsparkedaheatedonlinedebateon
whetherornottobantrophyhunting-thehuntingofwildanimalsforfu
n.Thetrophyistheanimal(orpartofit)kept,andusuallydisplayed,tosho
wthesuccessofthekill.Afeeisusuallypaidtothegovernmenttohelpwildl
ifeconservation.Criticsofthissaycountriesearnmorefromwildlifetouri
smthanfrombiggamehunting.Thegiraffe'skillingisbeingcomparedto
Cecilthelion,killedbyatrophyhunterin2015.Thislatestkillingcauseda
grouponTwittertowrite:"WhiteAmericansavage...comestoAfricaand
shootdownaveryrareblackgiraffe,[because]ofSouthAfricanstupidity
."Thehunterdefendedheractions.Shesaidthegiraffewasanoldmaleth
atwasattackingandkillingyounggiraffes.Shesaid:"Thisiscalledconse
rvationthroughgamemanagement.Nowthatthegiraffeisgone,theyou
ngerbullsareabletobreed."ThepresidentoftheSafariClubInternation
aldefendedthewoman.Hesaid:"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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Free writing

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Answers

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