Monsters of the Sea?
People have always been afraid of sharks. Films like «Jaws» have shown them as monsters. But now these animals are in danger, like many others.
In recent years, shark meat has become a popular food in America. Too much fishing has begun to reduce the numbers of some kinds of shark. Some people say this is a good thing. Sharks kill about twenty-five people a year near the world’s beaches. Are we going to help sharks, or are they going to become extinct?
It’s hard to solve the sharks’ «image» problem and change people’s minds about them. Sharks are hunters and so they naturally kill. But actually elephants kill more people than sharks every year- and everуone likes elephants!
Sharks are very important for the world’s oceans. They eat unhealthy fish and keep the numbers of different kinds of sea animals in balance. Now scientists are trying to find ways to protect these animals. They have been in the oceans for 350 million years. Perhaps they can survive a little longer.
II.Отметьте буквой «Т» те предложения, которые соответствуют содержанию текста, а буквой «F» те, которые не соответствуют.
Films have shown sharks as monsters.
Sharks are in danger like many others.
Shark meat has become a popular food only in Canada.
The number of some kinds of shark has reduced because of much fishing.
All people say this is good that a number of some kinds of shark has reduced.
Sharks are not monsters because they don’t kill anybody.
It’s not hard to solve sharks ‘image’ problem.
Sharks are hunters so they naturally kill.
Elephants kill less people then sharks, so people like them.
Sharks are very important for the world’s oceans because they kill unhealthy fish.
Sharks have been in the oceans for 200 years.
1.Sharks are very important for the world’s oceans because…
2. The number of some kinds of sharks has been reduced because of…
3. Sharks are hunters because…
IV.Найдите английские эквиваленты следующих русских предложений.
1.Учёные пытаются найти пути как защитить этих животных.
2.Сейчас эти животные, как и многие другие, находятся в опасности.
3. В действительности слоны убивают больше людей, чем акулы каждый год, но слонов любят все!
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