Adults: 6 Minute English - Saving China's Elephants

  • 2015.10.05 Monday
  • 15:22
Here is the latest episode of "6 Minute English with BBC Learning". You can listen to the audio by clicking the link, remember to read through the new vocabulary and try to answer the question at the end of the post. Good luck!

 

Saving China's elephants

As the number of people living on Earth grows, so does the pressure on animals. We have already lost countless species. And today many other breeds face extinction. But all is not lost. More and more people are realising that they must act now to stop further losses. 

Rob and Neil talk about this and a scheme to save the Asian elephant in China which could provide an answer.

Listen to the Audio here: Http://Downloads.Bbc.Co.Uk/learningenglish/features/6min/150430_6min_english_elephants_download.Mp3


 

Vocabulary

Poach
hunt Illegally

Showing up
Arriving

Gave up
stopped

farming Practices
the way People farm the land

make a living
to earn enough money in order to Survive

rehabilitation Programme
a scheme to Bring Animals back to a normal Life

 

This week's question

How many elephants are still living in the wild in China? Is it:
a) Fewer than 15,000.
b) Fewer than 300.
c) Fewer than 1,000.


How did you do? Did you answer correctly? You can read through the transcript below to check your answer. 

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/6min/150430_6min_english_elephants.pdf


 

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