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''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

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Exhibition on Prague's role as an animal smuggling hub

Level: upper-intermediate B2

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A exhibition has opened at Prague airport featuring large photos of celebrities morphed with animals endangered by poaching and illegal trafficking.

Listen to this short radio interview (three minutes) about it and then answer the following questions:

1) When was Wild for Life launched?
2) Who is the main organiser?
3) Who is Thu Minh?
4) A lot of rhino horn goes through Prague; where does it come from and where does it go?
5) What can ordinary people do to take part in the campaign?

Answers below!

1) Last year
3) A Vietnamese singer
4) South Africa to Vietnam
5) Visit the website, share your photo, tell your friends and family about the issue.

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