- honor /ON-er/
- officially /uh-FISH-uhl-ly/
- proclaim /proh-KLEYM/
- withdraw /with-DRAW/
- journal /JUR-nl/
[verb] – to show great respect for someone or something, especially in public
He was honored for his courage.
[adverb] – formally and in a way agreed to or arranged by people in positions of authority
The plan was announced officially this morning
[verb] – to announce something publicly or officially, especially something positive
All of the nations have proclaimed their support for the partnership.
[verb] – to take something back, or to remove something
He requested that his name be withdrawn from the list of Golden Globe nominees.
[noun] – a serious magazine or newspaper that is published regularly about a particular subject
Several of his articles have been published in scholarly journals.
When scientists and activists learned of plans to open up vast swathes of the Ebo Forest to logging, they were outraged. It is home to the Banen people and an assortment of rare flora and fauna, including endangered gorillas, chimps, and forest elephants, and is one of Central Africa’s largest largely undisturbed rainforests. International scientists submitted a letter to the government outlining the endangered animal and plant species. DiCaprio took up the cause, and his social media tweets to his millions of fans boosted the campaign’s popularity. Although the forest has yet to be officially proclaimed as a national park, the government later withdrew plans to allow logging. “This could just be a stay of execution,” Dr. Cheek added. The “dicaprio” tree will be the first plant to be officially named by Kew scientists in 2022, following its publication in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ. Glossy yellow blossoms sprout from the trunk of this little tropical evergreen tree. It is a member of the ylang ylang family and is highly endangered. It can only be found in a limited section of the forest.
- What are some plants/animals that were named after a famous person? Could you tell me something about them?
- To what forest have you already been? Could you tell me about it?
- If you were to name a newly discovered plant/animal, to whom would you name it after? Why?
- Do you agree with the scientist to name the plant after Leonardo DiCaprio?
- What do you think about the initiative done by Leonardo DiCaprio? Please elaborate on your answer.