The Reading / Listening - Deforestation - Level 0

Brazil's security forces will fight deforestation in the Amazon. The world's largest rainforest is losing too many trees. This could increase in 2020. Deforestation in the Amazon doubled in January. The Amazon is called "the lungs" of the planet. It is important in changing CO2 into oxygen.



Police with military training will be in the security force. They find and stop illegal loggers. There was a big increase in illegal logging in 2019. Regional governments must also change. Some are selling the forest to developers. This is increasing the speed of deforestation. The governments are not replanting enough trees in the jungle.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Deforestation - Level 1 Deforestation - Level 2   or  Deforestation - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment/brazil-authorizes-national-security-force-to-fight-deforestation-idUSKBN2041XI
  • https://www.smh.com.au/world/south-america/brazil-to-send-forces-in-to-fight-deforestation-20200211-p53zsc.html
  • https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/americas/2020-02-10/amazon-nearing-point-no-return


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. Brazil's security
  2. fight deforestation
  3. The world's largest
  4. losing too
  5. This could increase in
  6. Deforestation in the Amazon
  7. "the lungs"
  8. changing CO2
  1. in the Amazon
  2. many trees
  3. into oxygen
  4. 2020
  5. forces
  6. of the planet
  7. rainforest
  8. doubled in January

Paragraph 2

  1. Police with military
  2. They find and stop
  3. a big increase in illegal
  4. Regional
  5. Some are selling the forest
  6. increasing the speed
  7. governments are not replanting
  8. trees in the
  1. jungle
  2. logging
  3. to developers
  4. enough
  5. illegal loggers
  6. training
  7. of deforestation
  8. governments

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Brazil's security (1) ___________________ deforestation in the Amazon. The world's largest rainforest (2) ___________________ many trees. This (3) ___________________ 2020. Deforestation in the Amazon (4) ___________________. The Amazon is called (5) ___________________ the planet. It is important in changing (6) ___________________.

Police with military training (7) ___________________ the security force. They (8) ___________________ illegal loggers. There was a big (9) ___________________ logging in 2019. Regional governments (10) ___________________. Some are selling forest to developers. This (11) ___________________ speed of deforestation. The governments are not replanting (12) ___________________ the jungle.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Brazil'ssecurityforceswillfightdeforestationintheAmazon.Theworld's
largestrainforestislosingtoomanytrees.Thiscouldincreasein2020.De
forestationintheAmazondoubledinJanuary.TheAmazoniscalled"thel
ungs"oftheplanet.ItisimportantinchangingCO2intooxygen.Policewit
hmilitarytrainingwillbeinthesecurityforce.Theyfindandstopillegallog
gers.Therewasabigincreaseinillegalloggingin2019.Regionalgovern
mentsmustalsochange.Somearesellingforesttodevelopers.Thisisinc
reasingthespeedofdeforestation.Thegovernmentsarenotreplanting
enoughtreesinthejungle.

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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