Module 6 Animals in Danger
Listen to the tape and fill in the blanks. Interviewer: William Norris has just returned from South Africa, where he was a ___________ in the Tembe Nature Reserve. William, how long were you there for? William Norris: Only three months, unfortunately. Interviewer: What wild animals can you see in the reserve? William Norris: Elephants, mainly. Elephants are still being killed by ____________in other parts of Africa. It's really _________. But at least in the reserve they are protected. Interviewer: How many are there in the reserve? William Norris: About 250, I think. Interviewer: What other animals are there? William Norris: There are plenty of other __________including lions, and a ________species of antelope, the suni antelope. Interviewer: What was your job? William Norris: My job was to keep an eye on the lions. We had to study their behavior and _________ their movements in the reserve. Interviewer: That _________ dangerous. Was it dangerous? William Norris: Yes, I suppose it was. I had to go out in the jeep at night with two ________, and look for them. Interviewer: Did you see them often? William Norris: Yes, almost every night. Sometimes we took some fresh meat with us and waited for them to__________. Then we put on a bright light to watch them. Sometimes they made such a ____________ bin that the doors of the jeep shook! Interviewer: Were you frightened? William Norris: I was a little bit __________, yes. Interviewer: What was the most exciting thing you saw? William Norris: Perhaps it was seeing two __________ lions go for a wild pig. It's a pity I didn't have my camera. Interviewer: What happened? William Norris: Well, they caught it. But then the pig began to fight, even though it was badly __________. I think the lions were surprised. __________, in the end they left it and just went away. The __________ to live was just too strong. Interviewer: You _____________ had an interesting time as a volunteer. Why was it important for you __________? William Norris: It was important for lots of reasons. ___________because it made me think. And it made me realize that, if we really want to, we can do a lot to help animals in their __________to __________.