Ready for class: Read the words and phrases in lesson 2
1.Learn some words and phrases.
se listening strategies to do some listening exercises. 3.Learn about some endangered species. 4.Make up a dialogue and try to use what we will learn.
orangutan crested ibis Can you name these animals? Tibetan antelope Yangtze alligator
Listen to the lecture and pay attention to the words and phrases in red color
1.Today’s lecture will focus on the problem of endangered species, There are thousands of species in the world and if the rate at which species are becoming extinct continues to rise, then millions of species will become extinct in the next decade.
2. Apart from the few found in zoos, pandas live only in the central bamboo forests of mainland China. The number of pandas has fallen because of human activity destroying much of their habitat.
3.A survey in June 2004 showed that because of conservation efforts, the number of pandas has increased from 1,000 to 1,600.
4.Another endangered species, the Yangtze Dolphin, is China’s only fresh-water dolphin and is sometimes called “the panda of the Yangtze River” because it is so rare. 5.Hunting in the past also reduced numbers. Hunters in general have a lot to answer for in terms of endangered animals.
6.The tiger is another species under severe threat.
7.To save these beautiful animals, we need to call for an end to illegal hunting and improve our conservation programmes or else face a future without tigers. 8. To wrap up this lecture, I want to remind you that animals have no voice in our world. We need to speak out on their behalf before they disappear for good.
Complete the sentences
conservation, extinct, habitat, rare, species
1. An animal’s ______ is the type of area where it habitat lives. 2. If we are not careful, the panda will become ________ and our children will only see them in extinct books. 3. I am working on a ___________ project, trying conservation to save the panda. 4. Whales is a _______ of mammals(哺乳动物）. species 5. She collects _____ coins as a hobby. rare
on behalf of , wrap up , apart from , call for an end to answer for
6. People _________________the war immediately. called for an end to 7.____________everyone here, I wish you a very On behalf of happy birthday. 8.You must ____________ her safety. answer for Apart from 9.___________his school work, he takes interest in anything. wrap up 10.Let’s _____________the meeting.
Listening Strategies taking lecture notes
1.Listen for “topic” words. These words are usually stressed and the facts are often repeated. 2.List your main points using numbers. This makes your notes easier to read later. 3.don’t try to write down everything; select important information.
Listen for “topic” words 1. The lecture is mainly about____ A. the problem of endangered species
B. why the tigers is disappearing
C. Panda’s conservation
D. Yangtze Dolphins will be extinct. 2. Which animal has not been mentioned? A. tigers B. Yangtze Dolphin C. Kangaroo D. pandas
Listen for numbers
-- worldwide: 1600 -- in special centers: -- in zoos: 20
-- worldwide: 5000 -- Original species: 8 -- species remaining: 5
Watch a video
A journalist is interviewing a panda, a dolphin or a tiger. In groups, discuss what they are talking about and make up a dialogue. Then act it out
1.Endangered species’ situations,
2.Endangered species’ complaints, 3.People’s realization 4.The government’s actions. Useful expressions: endangered, extinct, rare, habitat, on behalf of , under the threat, for good answer for
Write down what we have discussed.
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