Unit 6, Grade 12: Endangered Species – Looking Back
1.1. Task 1 Unit 6 grade 12
Read the following exchanges. Decide where the linking /r/ is likely to happen in fast, fluent speech. (Read the following conversations. Decide where the /r/ connection occurs when speaking quickly and fluently.)
Guide to answer
1. A: Rhinos are endangered in Asia and Africa, right?
B: Right. Because their horns are believed to cure diseases. However, there is no evidence to support this belief.
2 A: Lisa and I went to the wildlife park last week.
B: Do you see deer or saola there?
A: Yes, we did. They are very friendly and funny.
1.2. Task 2 Unit 6 grade 12
Listen and check your answers. Then repeat the exchanges in 1.
(Listen and check your answers. Then repeat the exchanges in 1.)
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Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in brackets.
(Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in brackets.)
Guide to answer
first. Increasing trade in ivory products is a threat to the (survive) survival of elephants.
(Increasing trade in ivory products is a threat to the elephant’s existence.)
2. I don’t think bringing (extinction) extinct species back to life is a good idea. That’s going against the laws of nature.
(I don’t think it’s a good idea to bring extinct species back to life. It’s against the laws of nature.)
3. Plants and trees can be (danger) endangered like animals. The lady slipper orchid is an example.
(Plants and trees can be as dangerous as animals. Orchids are one example.)
4. Dinosaurs and mammoths are classified as EX, meaning extinct, on the (conserve) conservation status scale.
(Dinosaur and mammoths are classified as EX, meaning extinct, on the scale of conservation.)
5. If (poach) poaching continues at current rates, elephants, rhinos and other African wildlife may be gone within our lifetime.
(If hunting continues at current rates, elephants, rhinos and other African wildlife could disappear from our lives.)
6. Darwin’s theory of (evolve) evolution explains that the strongest species can survive because they have the ability to adapt to the new environment better than others.
(Darwin’s theory of evolution explains that the strongest species can survive because they are better able to adapt to new environments than other species.)
3.1. Task 1 Unit 6 grade 12
Work with a partner. Practise asking questionic and giving answers, using the prompts below
(Work with a friend. Practice asking questions and giving answers, using the instructions below)
Example: how many lessons/ review/ by nine o’clock tonight
– How many lessons will you have reviewed by nine o’clock tonight? (How many lessons will you have completed by 9 p.m. tonight?)
– I’ll have reviewed three lessons by then. (I’ll have 3 lessons up to that point.)
first. how long/ study English/ in this school/ by the time/ graduate/ in June
2. how long/ live/ in present home/ by next year
3. how many new English words/ learn/ by the end of this unit
4. how many units in this book/ finish/ in four weeks’ time
5. how long/ work/ this assignment/ by the time/ you/ hand it in
Guide to answer
first. How long will you have studied English in this school by the time you graduate in June?
(How long have you been studying English at this school by the time you graduate in June?)
– I’ll have studied English for 3 years by then.
2. How long will you have lived in your present home by next year?
(How long will you live in your current home next year?)
– I’ll have lived for 6 years by then.
3. How many new English words will you have learnt by the end of this unit?
(How many new English words will you learn by the end of this lesson?)
– I’ll have learned 10 words by then.
4. How many units in this book will you have finished in four weeks’ time?
(How many lessons will you complete in this book in four weeks?)
– I’ll have finished 5 units by then.
5. How long will you have worked on this assignment by the time you hand it in?
(How long will you be doing this assignment by the time you submit it?)
– I’ll have worked for 4 weeks by then.
3.2. Task 2 Unit 6 grade 12
Rewrite these sentences, using double comparatives. (Rewrite these sentences, using the comparative over double.)
first. As people need more land to build houses, they cut down more forests.
(When people need more land to build houses, they cut more forests.)
2. The unemployment rate is getting higher, so the crime rate is becoming higher as well.
(The unemployment rate is high, so the crime rate is also increasing.)
3. If you get a better education, there will be more opportunities for you to get a good job.
(If you have a better education, there will be more chances for you to find a good job.)
4. As it is raining more heavily, the flooding will become worse.
(Because it is raining harder, the flooding will get worse.)
5. There are more and more cars in our city, so we will have to suffer more from tarnished air.
(There are more and more cars in our city so we will suffer more air pollution.)
Guide to answer
1. The more land people need to build houses, the more forests they cut down.
(The more land people need to build houses, the more forests will be cleared.)
2. The higher the unemployment rate gets, the higher the crime rate becomes.
(The higher the unemployment rate, the higher the crime rate.)
3. The better education you get, the more opportunities for a good job there will be.
(The better educated you are, the better your chances of landing a good job.)
4. The worse flooding the rain gets, the worse the flooding will become./ The more heavily it is raining, the worse the flooding will become.
(The heavier the rain, the more severe the flooding.)
5. The more cars our city has, the more we will have to suffer from tarnished air.
(The more cars in our city, the more pollution we have to endure.)
4. Practice Task 1
Choose the letter A, B, C or D to complete the sentences
Question 1: Some______ animals become tame if they get used to people.
A. wild B. domestic C. endangered D. rare
Question 2: We all regard pollution as a matter to human beings.
A. solemn B. great C. serious D. huge
5. Practice Task 2
Rearrange the sentences to make meaningful sentences
Question 1: We/ always/ grateful/ are/ to/donations/ receive?
A. We are always grateful to receive donations.
B. We are always grateful to receive donations.
C. We are always receive to grateful donations.
D. We are always grateful to receive donations
Question 2: Oil spills/ having/ are/ a devasting/ coral reefs/ on/ in the ocean.
A. Oil spills having a devasting corals reefs are effect on in the ocean.
B. Oil spills are having effect on a devasting coral reefs in the ocean.
C. Oil spills are having devasting effect on a coral reefs in the ocean.
D. Oil spills are having a devasting effect on coral reefs in the ocean.
To review vocabulary around the topic “Endangered Species” and the grammar learned in Unit 6, please try your hand at the test Unit 6 Looking Back The following new English 12.
At the end of the new Unit 6 English Grade 12 lesson – Looking Back, students need to remember:
- How to determine the /r/ consonant sound that occurs when speaking quickly
- Future perfect tense
- Double comparison