The earth's rainforests are threatened in many ways by paper production industries and agriculture. Learn how to talk about this threat with help from our exercises and dialogue. Join the discussion now!
 

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Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
I worry about the rainforest.en
Why about the rainforest? It is far away.en
It is the home of many animals and plants. en
Why is it in danger?en
It's getting smaller every day to make more space for farming and the paper industries.en
Why do farms need more space?en
The world needs more soy or palm oil.en
Is it really that bad? en
Yes it is. About 200,000 acres are destroyed every day.en
That is a lot! Now I understand why you worry.en
 
 
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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I worry about the  ⁠.
 
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Why about the rainforest? It is far  ⁠.
 
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It is the   of many animals and plants.
 
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Why is it in  ⁠?
 
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It's getting smaller every day to make more space for   and the paper industries.
 
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Why do farms need more  ⁠?
 
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The world needs more   or palm oil.
 
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Is it really that  ⁠?
 
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Yes it is. About 200,000 acres are   every day.
 
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That is a lot! Now I understand why you  ⁠.
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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    • Big farms want more space.en
       
    • Small cats are cute.en
       
    • Big elephants are loud.en
       
 
 
 
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    • You can go home tomorrow.en
       
    • We need to stop destroying it.en
       
    • I should eat lunch now.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Are you saying eating meat is destroying the rainforest?en
       
    • You mean the farm needs a lot of work next week?en
       
    • You mean I should sign up for this space?en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
Ashlee
I worry about the rainforest.en
You
Why about the rainforest? It is far away.en
It is the home of many animals and plants. en
Why is it in danger?en
It's getting smaller every day to make more space for farming and the paper industries.en
Why do farms need more space?en
The world needs more soy or palm oil.en
Is it really that bad? en
Yes it is. About 200,000 acres are destroyed every day.en
That is a lot! Now I understand why you worry.en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
I worry about the rainforest.en
David
Why about the rainforest? It is far away.en
It is the home of many animals and plants. en
Why is it in danger?en
It's getting smaller every day to make more space for farming and the paper industries.en
Why do farms need more space?en
The world needs more soy or palm oil.en
Is it really that bad? en
Yes it is. About 200,000 acres are destroyed every day.en
That is a lot! Now I understand why you worry.en
 
 
 
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