Unit 4 - Chapter 7: Plants and Animals


Reading and Listening Activity

  1. Go to http://breakingnewsenglish.com/0910/091016-arctic_ice.html
  2. Listen to the news article, "**Arctic Ice May Disappear In a Decade**"
  3. Do the online quiz at http://breakingnewsenglish.com/0910/091016-arctic_ice-t.htm

Vocabulary Activity

Directions:
1. Read the three passages included in chapter 7: R 1: Living Things, R 2: Plant Life, and R 3: Animal Life.
2. Try to guess the meaning of new words included in the 3 readings (the new words are listed in the table below).
3. Remember to pay attention to the clues that signal a definition, (which you have learned during this course - see pages 8 and 151 in the course textbook).
4. If you are unable to guess the meaning of a new word, use any of the following online dictionaries:
(Hint: just copy the word you need to learn its meaning from the table below, and then, paste it in the search box of any of the following online dictionary).
Living Things - p. 141-142

Life Plant - p. 147-148

Animal Plant - p. 155-156
cell

roots

species
movement

stem

vertebrate
diversity

leaves

invertebrate
diverse

seedless

backbone
multicellular

spore

spinal cord
tissue

provide

nerves
organism

provider

skull
living

photosynthesis

shell
variety

loss

symbiotic
nucleus

disaster

symbiosis
cytoplasm

deforestation

mutualism
membrane

drought

commensalism
differ

healer

parasitism
different

ingredient

parasitic
difference

glucose

endangered
similarity / similarities

survival

extinct
similar

survive

warning




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