Land for Endangered Animals

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered animals. Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer
    • What value do endangered animals have?
    • Who gets to determine what land is used for?
    • Is there a compromise that can happen?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
species (n) group of similar living organisms
Which species would you want to protect?
extinction (n) something no longer in existence
Without care, the mammoths were in danger of extinction.
endangered (adj) seriously at risk of extinction
They fought to protect the endangered species.
rewarding (adj) providing satisfaction
Helping animals can be a rewarding experience.
preserve (v) maintain in its original state
Each species deserves to have someone preserve them.
displace (v) be removed from their home
They had to displace the rabbits to a new home.
force out (expression) excessively move something
With new buildings going up, the species were forced out of their homes.
knock down (expression) destroy, break down
Many animals were displaced after they knocked down their homes.
close off (expression) not allow in, seclude
The farmer had to close off the land that was dry.
hang in there (expression) don’t give up
The organization told the volunteers to hang in there even after the funding was cut.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
― Gerard De Nerval

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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