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Part one: Reading

Read the following text about some animals that will become extinct, and then answer the
questions that follow.
No Longer Alive
1. Animals share the earth with us. People like to help animals, but some animals are
endangered. They have died or become extinct. We should take care of some animals because
they may disappear from earth.
2. Cheetah, which lives in Africa, is the fastest land animal. It is
becoming extinct because people are taking the lands where it lives. The
natural habitat of some birds is shrinking because people are destroying
it too.

3. Animals living in oceans are also endangered. People are hunting


blue whales, and pollution is killing them. Thus, blue whales are
disappearing.

4. Unfortunately, people are the cause of the problems that animals are facing. People are
destroying and polluting the animals’ habitats. In addition, they are hunting animals for their
skin, fur, and also for fun. To solve, these problems, people should stop destroying and
polluting forests and oceans. Finally, we must protect all animals since each species of animals
is beautiful and special.

Questions
A-Answer the following questions in complete sentences using your own words. (3pts)
1-How many animals are becoming extinct in the text. (1pt)
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2-According to paragraph 2, why is cheetah becoming extinct? (1pt)
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3-Write another title for the text. (0.5pt)
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4- Why do people hunt animals referring to paragraph four?
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B-Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B (02pts)
Column A Column B
1. shrinking a. make something happen
2. cause b. become smaller in size
3. habitat c. will become extinct
4. endangered d. the natural home of an animal
C-Read paragraph 2 and 3 then compare and contrast Cheetah to blue whale by filling the
Venn diagram.
Blue
Whale
Cheetah

E. Circle the main verb and underline the helping verb in the sentences below.
1. We should take care of animals.
2. People are destroying the earth.
3. Pollution is a dangerous problem for man and animals.
F. Circle the subject in each sentence and then underline the predicate.
1. The blue whale is the biggest sea animal in the world.
2. Birds are becoming extinct in some forests.
3. Man hunts animals for fun and for their fur.
Part Two: Writing
Many animals are becoming extinct because of many problems caused by people. For
example, the panda will disappear from earth after few years. Fill in the table below with two
problems and their solutions. Then develop the table into a paragraph. Do not forget the title.
1. Prewriting
Problems Solutions
1. 1.

2. 2.

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