UNIT 9. HELLO, SUMMER HOLIDAYS!
Цілі: перевірити рівень умінь учнів з читання; виховувати почуття відповідальності.
Read the text and do the tasks.
Giants in Danger
Elephants need a lot of water. Grown-ups drink as much as 50 gallons (189 litres) a day. The animals use water in other ways as well. After they have had enough to drink, they fill their trunks and spray their bodies. The showers cool the elephants. Leaving the water hole, the elephants join small family groups resting under the trees. Elephants rest only during the hottest part of the day and for a few hours each night. In fact, elephants spend about 16 hours a day eating.
Today, many elephants in Africa are dying because they do not have enough to eat or to drink and because they do not have enough space to live in.
Hunters kill thousands of elephants every year. Some kill them for meat. But most kill elephants for their ivory tasks.
Most of elephants have gone to national parks. There are too many animals there. As a result, the elephants do not have enough grass and leaves to eat.
All these problems have greatly reduced the number of elephants in Africa. Specialists think that only two million elephants live on the planet today.
Maybe some day you will help to find a way to save them.
True or False
1) Elephants use water for showers.
2) Elephants usually rest in water.
3) Elephants spend the whole day eating.
4) Today elephants don’t have enough space to live in Africa.
5) In national parks there are too many elephants.
6) There are more than 2 million elephants live on the planet.
Fill in the suitable words.
Enough save grass different water rest
Elephants like__ very much. They use it in ____ ways. When it is hot elephants ____ under the trees. They like ____ very much but in national parks there is not ____ it. So we have to think out something to________________ elephants.
Answer the questions.
1) What is this story about?
2) How do elephants spend their time?
3) Why are elephants dying in Africa today?
4) Why do hunters kill elephants?
5) Why can’t elephants have good life in national parks?
6) What should we do to save elephants?