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Topic: Flying Squirrel


Title: Flying Squirrel won't be Ejected

Author: Stephanie Kranjec

Source: MSNBC / Reuters

Date: Monday, April 4, 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:

appeal

blunder

campaign

cite(-ing)

customs

deny

deport

eject(ed)

headline(s)

high-profile

import(ation)

innocent

justice

monkeypox

naturalist

oblivious

outbreak

permanent

policy

recourse

residency

regulation(s)

reverse(d)

rodent(s)

squirrel


Expressions

above board

clear customs

give up

lead/led a campaign

file a lawsuit


Talking Points

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

Why do you think the government reversed its decision to deport Sabrina?

Do you agree with the government's policy of banning the importation
of certain animals? Why or why not?

Should exceptions like this be made for "educational purposes?"

How should people go about changing laws they disagree with?

For More Practice

Pretend you are a school teacher. Tell your students the bad news:
Their class pet must be deported.

Pretend you are the naturalist. How much will you fight for the right
to keep the squirrel in the country?

This story had a happy ending. What are some other possible outcomes?

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