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

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Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Landmark deal to protect Canada Great Bear Rainforest

Level: Intermediate B1 and above

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Landmark deal to protect Canada Great Bear rainforest

A new deal has been made to protect one of the world's last remaining temperate rainforests.

Read this article about it and then answer the following questions:

1) How many aboriginal groups live there?
2) How long have negotiations taken?
3) What is the spirit bear also known as?
4) How big is the rainforest habitat?
5) True or false: when the bears catch salmon they eat them by the river

Answers below!


1) 26
2) Ten years
3) Kermode bear
4) 32,000 sq km (12,000 sq miles)
5) False (they take them into the forest)


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