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I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- Have you seen a reef before?
- What do you usually do when you go to the beach/sea/ocean?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- Celsius /SEL-see-uhs/
- recover /ri-KUHV-er/
- conditions /kuhn-DISH-uhns/
- temperature /TEM-per-uh-cher/
- handle /HAN-dl/
[noun] – a range of numbers for measuring temperature in which water freezes at 0° and boils at 100°
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
[verb] – to become completely well again after an illness or injury
Charles finally recovered from his foot injury.
[noun] – the physical situation that someone or something is in and affected by
They can proceed with the plan if the conditions allow it.
[noun] – the measured amount of heat in a place or in the body
Yesterday’s temperature was the lowest this month.
[verb] – to deal with, have responsibility for, or be in charge of
Could you handle the checking for me?
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reported on Friday, March 25, that another huge bleaching event is damaging Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It recently issued a warning that ocean temperatures were up to 4 degrees Celsius higher than normal for March in some places of the reef. Two United Nations (UN) scientists are now in Queensland on a reef-monitoring mission. The Australian Conservation Foundation described the incident as “truly heartbreaking”. Bleaching happens when stressed corals release the algae that give them color and life. They can recover, but only if the conditions permit it. It is the fourth time in six years that rising sea temperatures have caused severe and widespread devastation. The first mass bleaching event occurred in 1998, followed in 2002, 2016, 2017, and 2020. Scientists believe climate change must be handled immediately to save the world’s largest reef system.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reported the bleaching incident on Saturday, March 26.
- Ocean temperatures were up to 4 degrees Celsius higher than normal for March in some places of the Great Barrier Reef.
- Two UN scientists are now on a reef-monitoring mission.
- Corals cannot recover from bleaching.
- The first mass bleaching event happened in 1998.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- _______ have been rising the past few days.
- The boiling point is 100 degrees _______.
- Chris _______ the situation well. I was impressed.
- We have to make proper changes based on the _______.
- It took her a long time to _______ from her illness.