Unit 6: Endangered species

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ENDANGERED SPECIES

Have a quick review of the vocabulary you learned in Unit 4!

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biodiversity

/ˌbaɪəʊdaɪˈvɜːsəti/

(n)

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the existence of a large number of different kinds of animals and plants which make a balanced environment

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evolution

/ˌiːvəˈluːʃn/

(n)

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the slow steady development of plants, animals, etc. during the history of the earth, as they adapt to changes in their environment

evolve (v)

evolutionary (n)

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extinct

/ɪkˈstɪŋkt/

(adj)

​(of a type of plant, animal, etc.) no longer in existence

extinction (n)

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poach

/pəʊtʃ/

(v)

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to illegally hunt birds, animals or fish on somebody else’s property or without permission

poacher (n): noun for a person

poaching (n)

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sea turtle

/siː ˈtɜːtl/

(n)

a large reptile with a hard round shell that lives in the sea

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rhino/ rhinoceros

/raɪˈnɒsərəs/

(n)

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a large heavy animal with very thick skin and either one or two horns on its nose, that lives in Africa and Asia

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survive

/səˈvaɪv/

(v)

to continue to live or exist

survival (n)

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trade

/treɪd/

(n)

the activity of buying and selling or of exchanging goods or services between people or countries

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vulnerable (to somebody/ something)

/ˈvʌlnərəbl/

(adj)

weak and easily hurt physically or emotionally

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habitat

/ˈhæbɪtæt/

(n)

the place where a particular type of animal or plant is normally found