Sealed fate

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Learning English: Sealed Fate

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برای پخش این فایل، نرم افزار "جاوا اسکریپت" باید فعال شود و تازه ترین نسخه "فلش" نیز نصب شده باشد

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Rescued from certain death at sea.

This seal pup has been separated from its mother by storms and joined others in a sanctuary in the Netherlands. The refuge has been overwhelmed by the arrival of hundreds washed up on the beaches.

They are fed herrings stuffed with vitamins.

But when they grow up, they will face other challenges. Overfishing and pollution also affect their chances of survival.

Vocabulary

sanctuary - safe place

overwhelmed - received a number greater than it would normally cope with

washed up - brought to the shore of a body of water

stuffed - totally filled with (something)

overfishing - fishing too much to the point of threatening the local fish population

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

sanctuary / overwhelmed / washed up / stuffed / overfishing

1. Turkey was often very difficult to get, so housewives were advised to cook "murkey", which was ________ mutton. The stuffing was largely made of breadcrumbs. No-one threw away a stale loaf in those days.

2. About 40,000 people on Mindanao are living in evacuation centres after losing their homes and possessions. China and the US are among international donors offering assistance. Mr Ramos said funeral parlours had been __________ by the catastrophe.

3. The 2011 statistics included a very high peak of common dolphins being stranded during February and a high number of porpoises ending up on the coast during the winter. The group has also received samples from the 13m sperm whale which was __________ on Connemara's Omey island last week.

4. Japan is the world's biggest consumer of seafood, eating about 80% of the Atlantic and Pacific bluefins caught. However, restrictions on catches have been tightened in recent years because of concerns about _____________.

5. An animal _________ in Bishop Auckland is appealing for help after being swamped with hundreds of hens released from their battery cages.

Answers

: [Make the text after each source: a link using the url below]

1. Turkey was often very difficult to get, so housewives were advised to cook "murkey", which was stuffed mutton. The stuffing was largely made of breadcrumbs. No-one threw away a stale loaf in those days.

کلیک Carrots in the Christmas pud: How wartime cooks made do

2. About 40,000 people on Mindanao are living in evacuation centres after losing their homes and possessions. China and the US are among international donors offering assistance. Mr Ramos said funeral parlours had been overwhelmed by the catastrophe.

کلیک Philippines floods: Aid agencies say 120,000 in need

3. The 2011 statistics included a very high peak of common dolphins being stranded during February and a high number of porpoises ending up on the coast during the winter. The group has also received samples from the 13m sperm whale which was washed up on Connemara's Omey island last week.

کلیک Record year for stranded whales

4. Japan is the world's biggest consumer of seafood, eating about 80% of the Atlantic and Pacific bluefins caught. However, restrictions on catches have been tightened in recent years because of concerns about overfishing.

کلیک Japan tuna is world's most expensive edible fish

5. An animal sanctuary in Bishop Auckland is appealing for help after being swamped with hundreds of hens released from their battery cages.

کلیک Freed battery hens in Bishop Auckland need new homes

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