Module 9 Animals in danger
The government is working hard to save the pandas.
Pandas mainly live on bamboo. Sometimes they also eat little animals.
Wolong Nature Reserve
Pandas live in Southwest China. They live in nature reserves.
The panda has become a symbol of China and for our government’s work to protect animals in danger.
A.Help for pandas B.Pandas help other animals C.The panda’s home D.An animal in danger
Para.1. Para. 2. Para. 3. Para. 4.
The panda is one of the animals most in danger. Pandas live in the forests and mountains of Southwest China.
Reading Tips You can often find the main idea from the first sentence of the paragraph.
Our government is working hard to save pandas.
… so the panda has become the symbol of all animals in danger.
Read carefully and fill in the blanks.
1. There are about _____pandas living in nature 1000 reserves and about _____ pandas in zoos and 160 research centres. 2. The area of bamboo is becoming ________, so smaller pandas have less and less land __________. Pandas to live on don’t have many _________. babaies
3. Our government has made a _________ to help new plan pandas. The nature reserves will be ________ and bigger the bamboo will grow ________. better
About 1,160 pandas are living in…The area of bamboo is …, so pandas have …Pandas don’t have …Our government has made …to… The nature reserves … and the bamboo …
Read Paragraph 4 carefully and answer.
1.Who is helping pandas? Our government, the WWF and many people who love pandas. 2.Are only pandas in danger in the world? No. Many kinds of animals are in danger.
How can we help the animals in danger?
Let’s make a proposal (倡议书）.
Proposal to protect animals
Be good friends with animals.
Try to know more about the animals in danger. Choose one and
write a passage about it.
▲What is the animal and why is it in danger? ▲ What is the problem? ▲ Give an example of the cause of the problem and if
possible, show how serious it is. ▲ What can we do to save the animal?
To protect animals is to protect ourselves.
What other animals do you know are in danger?
What do you know about pandas?
Read and find out the answers of the questions.
1.How manyabout 1,000 living in living in the There are pandas are pandas the nature reserves today? today. nature reserves 2. They live in the forests and mountains of Where do pandas live? Southwest China. 3. Pandas have problemslesspandas? What are the less and for land to live on and they don’t have many babies. 4. The nature reserves will be bigger andhelp What is the government’s new plan to the pandas?will grow better. banboo 5. What symbol is the panda
? It is the symbol of the WWF.
Read the last part and match the beginnings with the endings to make sentences.
? The wwf works… ? There is still a long way… ? We need…
? to save the panda and other animals in danger.
? to protect all animals. ? to go to save the panda.
Listen to the passage and read the new words and phrases. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? research centre 研究中心 Southwest China 中国西南地区 mainly 主要地 live on banboo 以竹子为食 reason 原因 less and less land 越来越少的土地 situation 形势，情况 symbol 标志
Because of people’s killness and bad environment, the number of these animals is getting smaller and smaller. What can we do to save the animals in danger?
白暨豚 北极狼 藏羚羊 非洲象 金丝猴
Try to know more about the animals in danger.Choose one and write a passage about it. ▲What is the animal and why is it in danger? ▲ What is the problem? ▲ Give an example of the cause of the problem and if possible, show how serious it is. ▲ What can we do to save the animal?
Write a passage about the animal in danger such as a bear, camel, elephant, lion, tiger, turtle, snake or whale. What is the animal and why is it in danger? ▲ What is the problem? ▲ Give an example of the cause of the problem and if possible, show how serious it is. ▲ What can we do to save the animal?
Answers: B D C A
Most zoos protect animals and do __________into th eway research
animals live,what they eat,and what they do. The panda is in
serious baby _________danger because very few_______pandas are born
outside the zoos.many of them ______when they’re vorn in die their________home-the forests and the mountains.Zoos can natural make sure they have enough __________to eat.For the whole bamboo
world,the panda has become a ________of China as well as for symbol
our government’s work to protect animals in danger.
The panda is in danger. It has less and less land to live on. Only about 1,000 pandas live in nature reserves today. Our government and the World Wide Fund for Nature are trying to save the panda.
Choose another animal in danger, answer the questions write a passage about it.
The Siberian tiger
The African elephant
The blue whale
What are pandas called in China? “National Treasures”
熊猫是中国的国宝，更是世界上濒临灭绝的珍贵 稀有动物。 大熊猫在古代曾经被称为貘、白豹、虞等。 在200多万年前的更生世早期到100万年前的更生世 中晚期，大熊猫广泛分布于我国南半部，组成了大 熊猫----剑齿象动物群。 今天该动物群的许多物种已经绝灭，但大熊猫 却一直存活下来，所以大熊猫还有“活化石”之称。
Where do pandas live now? “Sichuan province”
四川为大熊猫故乡.现在大熊猫的分布，仅限于我 国四川和与四川相邻的甘肃，陕西两省的少数地区, 只有在深山老林中
才能找到它们的身影。目前全世 界的大熊猫总数在1000只以下，而且数量在不断减 少。
What is pandas’ favorite food? Bamboo. 大家都知道大熊猫的食物是竹子，但是，您是否 知道他们除了喜欢吃竹笋、竹叶和竹茎外还会吃 其他东西吗？众所周知，成年的大熊猫一天可吃 15-20公斤的竹子。但他们仍然保留食肉动物的习 性，在可能的情况下，他们也可能捕食生活在竹 根下生活的一种老鼠。遇到其他动物的尸体也偶 尔会咬上几口。所以说，大熊猫也不是绝对的素 食者。
What are pandas in danger? 由于受历史发展因素的不利影响，使它目前已处 於一种濒危状态。在各种不利因素中，其内在原 因是由於食性、繁殖能力和育幼行为的高度特化。 外在原因则是栖息环境受到破坏，形成互不联系 的孤岛状颁，导致种群分割，近亲繁殖，物种退 化。再加上主食竹子的周期性开花死亡，人为的 捕捉猎杀，天敌危害，疾病困扰。这就构成了对 大熊猫生存的严重威胁，使其面临濒危的境地。
What do Chinese people do to protect the Animals? 中国政府和人民以及有关国际组织、科学团体和 科学家们都在积极地投入对大熊猫的保护和科学 研究工作，以探索出科学有效的方法，开拓出新 的局面，使大熊猫能摆脱濒危的境地，得以永续 繁衍，与人类存。