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3. What can save the reinforest? Your used cell phone
Topher White
<9:31>  | September 2014

 

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<Key Vocabulary>
Write the meaning(s) of each word. Write an example sentence (example sentences) if you need.

(1) overwhelming

(2) cacophony

(3) rhinoceros hornbill

(4) cicada

(5) gibbon

(6) reserve

(7) illegal

(8) logging

(9) chainsaw

(10) sanctuary

(11) stumble

(12) ranger

(13) tempting

(14) dedicated

(15) urgent

(16) potentially

(17) enforce

(18) canopy

(19) obscure

(20) deterrent

(21) periphery




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≪Questions≫

1. What was the most important noise that was coming out of the forest?

 

 

2. Why were there three full-time guards at the sanctuary?

 

 

3. What was the “real surprise” in the forest?

 

 




4. Fill in the blanks.
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Deforestation accounts for more greenhouse gas than all of the world’s

____________________, ____________________, cars, trucks and

____________________ combined.

It’s the second highest contributor to climate change.

Also, according to Interpol, as much as ____________________ percent of the logging

that takes place in the rainforest is ____________________,

like the ____________________ that we saw.

So if we can help people in the forest enforce the rules that are there,

then in fact we could eat heavily into this ____________________ percent and

potentially have a major impact in the short term.

It might just be the cheapest, fastest way to fight climate change.
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5. What did the speaker decide to use as the chainsaw alerting devices?

 

 

 

6. The speaker stopped the illegal loggers, and he said it was such a surprise. Why?

 

 

 

7. As the speaker spread this idea, some really amazing things started to happen. What were they?

 

 

 




 

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≪Answers≫
1. What was the most important noise that was coming out of the forest?
The sound of chainsaws.

 

2. Why were there three full-time guards at the sanctuary?
To guard against illegal logging.

 

3. What was the “real surprise” in the forest?
You could use the Internet. (They had very good cell phone service.)

 




4. Fill in the blanks.
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Deforestation accounts for more greenhouse gas than all of the world’s

____planes____, ___trains____, cars, trucks and ___ships____ combined.

It’s the second highest contributor to climate change.

Also, according to Interpol, as much as ______90________ percent of the logging

that takes place in the rainforest is _____illegal logging_________,

like the ____illegal logging____ that we saw.

So if we can help people in the forest enforce the rules that are there,

then in fact we could eat heavily into this ____17___ percent and

potentially have a major impact in the short term.

It might just be the cheapest, fastest way to fight climate change.
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5. What did the speaker decide to use as the chainsaw alerting devices?
Cell phones

 

 

6. The speaker stopped the illegal loggers, and he said it was such a surprise. Why?
Because they had never, ever been interrupted before — that it was such an impressive event for them that we’ve heard from our partners they have not been back since.

 

 




 

7. As the speaker spread this idea, some really amazing things started to happen. What were they?
People started sending them emails, and calling them on the phone. 
People started sending them their own old cell phones.

 
 

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