Module 6 Animal in Danger. Leading-in. Learning Goals. Master the important words and phrases
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(antelope bone branch butterfly eagle endangered extinct habitat illegal profit skin species struggle survival struggle against/with/for sth come into fashion get tough with sb be concerned about/for sth )
Read the text as quickly as possible to find the main summarize of the passage.
1.How do the poachers kill the antelopes ?
2.The facts of the antelopes and how to protect them.
3.How did Jiesang die?
Organize the structure of the whole passage.Match the general idea with each paragraph
Para.1 A The reason for the trade
Para.2 B The result of the battle
Para.3 C Jiesang died when protecting antelopes
Para.4 D The present situation and the future of
Para.5 E The process of the trade
In 1994 Jiesang Suonandajie was killed
by the cruel poachers.
By the 1990s the number of antelope
has fallen to about 50,000.
A shawl from the wool can sell for
The business is completely illegal—there
has been a ban on the trade since 1975.
About 1000 antelopes—or2% percent
of the world population—had been
killed to make them.
Over the next ten years about 3,000 poachers were caught and 300 vehicles confiscated.
The volunteers are ready for the difficult conditions of life at 5,000 meters.
Since 1997 the antelope population has slowly began to grow again.
Read the passage carefully and choose the best answers
3.Arrange the following statements according to time.
a.The antelope population slightly began to grow.
b.The trade of the wool of the antelope was banned.
c.The shawls came into fashion among rich people.
d.The antelope on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau existed in large
A.d-b-a-c B.d-a-b-c C.d-c-b-a D.d-b-c-a
4.How is the wool of the antelope sold?
A.The antelopes are skinned in India, where the wool is made into
B.The antelopes are skinned on the spot and the wool is made into
shawls in India,where they are exported legally to poor countries.
C.The wool of the antelopes is made into shawls in India and
exported illegally to North America and Europe.
D.The antelopes are skinned on the spot and exported illegally to
America and Europe.
According to the passage fill the proper words or phrases in the blanks
Once there were millions of ________ on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.The number ________
about 50,000 by the 1990s. Research indicates the wool of the Tibetan antelope can be made into shawls, which are _________ rich people in European countries. Poachers make huge _______ on the deal.
The poachers often shoot whole herds of antelope _______, _______ only the babies. The animals are skinned _________
and the wool _____ to India, _____ it is made into the shawls.
at a time
on the spot
In the 1990s the Chinese government began to take measures to ______ the antelopes. Sometimes there were gunfights. Suonandajie ______________
to save the Tibetan antelopes. But nowadays, with the help of _________, the government often wins the battle.
had given his life
__________, in those countries where the shawls are sold, police _________________ the dealers. International co-operation also gives a band. Now, the number of poachers________ and the
antelope population slowly begun to______ again. We hope the Tibetan antelope ___________.
are getting tough with
1Write a similar description about how to protect endanger animals.
2.Consolidate the important vocabulary& sentences of the module.