The Reading / Listening - Jellyfish - Level 0

Eating jellyfish could protect endangered sea life. Researchers studied fishing around the world. They found fishing caught over 100 endangered species. This is not illegal because the fish are not protected. A researcher said: "We actively fish for many of these threatened species."



Jellyfish could become common on menus. Jellyfish are more sustainable than other sea life. A researcher said other seafood is not sustainable. She said we should fish for species that can survive the fishing pressure. She added: "We just have to care about weird-looking squishy things like sea cucumbers."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Jellyfish - Level 1 Jellyfish - Level 2   or  Jellyfish - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/jellyfish-fish-and-chips-takeaway-endangered-seafood-b530261.html
  • https://www.sciencealert.com/stop-eating-threatened-seafood-and-eat-jellyfish-instead-says-scientists
  • https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-23/jellyfish-sustainable-fishing-nutritional-delicacy-queensland/12692542


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. eating
  2. protect endangered sea
  3. fishing around
  4. caught over
  5. This
  6. fish are not
  7. We actively fish
  8. threatened
  1. for many of these
  2. is not illegal
  3. species
  4. life
  5. 100
  6. jellyfish
  7. protected
  8. the world

Paragraph 2

  1. Jellyfish could become
  2. Jellyfish are more
  3. other seafood is not
  4. species that can
  5. fishing
  6. We just have to
  7. weird-
  8. sea
  1. survive
  2. looking squishy things
  3. sustainable
  4. cucumbers
  5. care
  6. sustainable
  7. common on menus
  8. pressure

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Eating (1) ___________________ endangered sea life. Researchers (2) ___________________ the world. They found fishing (3) ___________________ endangered species. This is (4) ___________________ the fish (5) ___________________. A researcher said: "We actively (6) ___________________ of these threatened species."

Jellyfish could (7) ___________________ menus. Jellyfish are more sustainable (8) ___________________ life. A researcher said (9) ___________________ not sustainable. She said we should fish for species (10) ___________________ the fishing pressure. She added: "We just (11) ___________________ about weird-looking (12) ___________________ sea cucumbers."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Eatingjellyfishcouldprotectendangeredsealife.Researchersstudiedfi
shingaroundtheworld.Theyfoundfishingcaughtover100endangered
species.Thisisnotillegalbecausethefisharenotprotected.Aresearcher
said:"Weactivelyfishformanyofthesethreatenedspecies."Jellyfishco
uldbecomecommononmenus.Jellyfisharemoresustainablethanothe
rsealife.Aresearchersaidotherseafoodisnotsustainable.Shesaidwes
houldfishforspeciesthatcansurvivethefishingpressure.Sheadded:"
Wejusthavetocareaboutweird-lookingsquishythingslikeseacucum
bers."

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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