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Topic: Chimpanzees


Title: Chimps Break Out, Attack Visitors

Source: Associated Press / KSL News

Date: Thursday, Mar. 3, 2005

Level: Advanced

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Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.
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New words you will see in this article:

airlift(ed)

aggressive

chimpanzee (Chimp)

confine

confiscate(d)

critical condition

deputy(-ies)

injure(d)/(-ing)

injury(-ies)

launch

notorious(ly)

poacher

primate(s)

quote(-ing)

reattach

sanctuary

sheriff

suburban

surgery

surly

victim(s)

wayward

wound

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

1. What is your opinion about using animals for scientific research or study?

2. Do you think people should be allowed to keep (wild) animals in cages or as pets?

3. What are the dangers of human beings interacting with animals?

4. Who do you think is most responsible for the victims' injuries?

(the victims themselves, the owners of the animals, the chimpanzees, someone else)

5. What is the best way to teach children about wild animals?

(e.g. zoos, sanctuaries, books, films, other)

For More Practice

Summarize the story in your own words.

Remember to use some of the new words you have learned.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16