The Reading / Listening - Marine Creatures - Level 4

The travel website TripAdvisor will stop selling tickets to attractions that use marine creatures like dolphins. It will stop selling tickets for SeaWorld in Florida. The ban continues the company's policy of prohibiting ticket sales to attractions where people come into physical contact with animals. The latest ban applies to attractions that "contribute to the captivity" of dolphins, orcas, porpoises and whales.



TripAdvisor commented on its new policy. It said dolphins do not thrive in captivity. It said: "We hope to see a future where they live as they should - free and in the wild." TripAdvisor hopes the current dolphins in captivity will be the last, and it looks forward to seeing this position adopted all over the travel industry. SeaWorld was disappointed by TripAdvisor's action, saying it "ignores the educational value and conservation" of zoos and aquariums.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Marine Creatures - Level 5 or  Marine Creatures - Level 6

Sources
  • https://abcnews.go.com/Business/tripadvisor-ban-sales-tickets-dolphin-whale-attractions/story?id=66013085
  • https://www.foxnews.com/travel/tripadvisor-stops-tickets-seaworld-breed-import-whales-dolphins
  • https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-04/sea-world-trip-advisor-ticket-ban/11573886


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. stop selling tickets to
  2. marine creatures
  3. The ban continues the
  4. prohibiting ticket
  5. come into physical
  6. The latest ban applies
  7. contribute to the
  8. orcas, porpoises
  1. captivity of dolphins
  2. sales
  3. like dolphins
  4. and whales
  5. to attractions
  6. company's policy
  7. contact with animals
  8. attractions

Paragraph 2

  1. dolphins do not
  2. free and in the
  3. the current dolphins
  4. it looks forward
  5. adopted all over the travel
  6. SeaWorld was
  7. it ignores the educational
  8. zoos and
  1. value
  2. in captivity
  3. aquariums
  4. wild
  5. disappointed
  6. thrive in captivity
  7. industry
  8. to seeing this

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The travel website TripAdvisor will stop selling (1) ___________________ that use (2) ___________________ dolphins. It will stop selling tickets for SeaWorld in Florida. The ban continues (3) ___________________ of prohibiting ticket sales to attractions where people (4) ___________________ contact with animals. (5) ___________________ applies to attractions that "contribute to the captivity" of dolphins, orcas (6) ___________________.

TripAdvisor commented on (7) ___________________. It said dolphins do not thrive in captivity. It said: "We hope to (8) ___________________ where they live as they should - free and (9) ___________________." TripAdvisor hopes the current dolphins (10) ___________________ be the last, and it looks forward to seeing this position (11) ___________________ the travel industry. SeaWorld was disappointed by TripAdvisor's action, saying it "ignores the (12) ___________________ conservation" of zoos and aquariums.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThetravelwebsiteTripAdvisorwillstopsellingticketstoattractionsthat
usemarinecreatureslikedolphins.ItwillstopsellingticketsforSeaWorl
dinFlorida.Thebancontinuesthecompany'spolicyofprohibitingtickets
alestoattractionswherepeoplecomeintophysicalcontactwithanimals.
Thelatestbanappliestoattractionsthat"contributetothecaptivity"ofd
olphins,orcas,porpoisesandwhales.TripAdvisorcommentedonitsne
wpolicy.Itsaiddolphinsdonotthriveincaptivity.Itsaid"Wehopetoseeaf
uturewheretheyliveastheyshould-freeandinthewild."TripAdvisorho
pesthecurrentdolphinsincaptivitywillbethelast,anditlooksforwardto
seeingthispositionadoptedalloverthetravelindustry.SeaWorldwasdi
sappointedbyTripAdvisor'saction,sayingit"ignorestheeducationalva
lueandconservation"ofzoosandaquariums.

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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(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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