Welcome! This site is for students to practice their English and keep up to date with environmental issues.

You can find a mixture of reading, crosswords, videos and short English lessons: these will normally be vocabulary, but I may also treat you to some grammar!

There are now over 260 lessons on this blog. Look through the Blog archive, Post labels and Popular Posts to find what you want.

If you want to print a lesson, click on the lesson title and then look for the Print Friendly icon.

''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Brown bears in Croatia - video lesson 19

Level: Upper-intermediate / B2

Please click the 'Print Friendly' icon below if you want to print this exercise

The brown bear population is growing in Europe. Here is a short video (three minutes) about bears in Croatia.

Watch the video and answer the following questions:
1) Who is Frans Schepers?
2) He talks about one connected bear population - which two countries does it cover?
3) How many bears are in the region?
4) How does Davor Krmpotic know that he has found a place where a bear slept?
5) Why does Frans Schepers think the bear population has increased in Europe?

Answers below!

For more about Rewilding Europe and the comeback of wild animals, visit this webpage.


1) Managing Director of Rewilding Europe
2) Slovenia and Croatia
3) 3,000
4) The grass is stamped and there are tracks of the bear
5) Hunting control and legal protection

No comments:

Post a Comment