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Deforestation?

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The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is behind us. More than 100 world leaders have promised to end deforestation by 2030. What is deforestation?

Words

  • to chop down a tree – to cut a tree at the bottom so that it falls to the ground
  • You can use unfortunately when you start to say something which you think is sad or disappointing.
  • A rainforest is a thick forest of tall trees which is found in tropical areas where there is a lot of rain.
  • shrimps – small shellfish with long tails and many legs, which many people like to eat (garnalen)
  • cattle – cows or bulls
  • the canopy of the forest – the highest layer of tree branches in a forest

Assignment

  1. What is deforestation?
  2. Why is deforestation bad for some animals? Name 2 reasons.
  3. Why do people in Ecuador want to plant things like bananas and cocoa instead of trees?
  4. Name 1 or more other reasons why people remove trees.
  5. Even in a dry season, the forest can stay quite wet. How?

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WK 47 2021-2022 Luisteren – Deforestation? – antwoorden

 

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