II. While Reading Activities: Word Inference
- audacious |ôˈdāSHəs| adjective-showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks: a series of audacious takeovers.
- poacher |ˈpōCHər| noun-a person who hunts or catches game or fish illegally.
- expatriate |eksˈpātrēit| –noun-a person who lives outside their native country: American expatriates in London.
- incredible |inˈkredəbəl| adjective-impossible to believe: an almost incredible tale of triumph and tragedy.
- pristine |ˈprisˌtēn, priˈstēn| adjective-in its original condition; unspoiled: pristine copies of an early magazine.
- potential |pəˈtenCHəl| adjective [ attrib. ] having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future: a two-pronged campaign to woo potential customers.
- supportive |səˈpôrtiv| adjective-providing encouragement or emotional help: the staff are extremely supportive of each other.
- bureaucratic |ˌbyo͝orəˈkratik | adjective-relating to the business of running an organization, or government: well-established bureaucratic procedures.
- quarantine |ˈkwôrənˌtēn| noun-a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed: many animals die in quarantine.
- extinction |ikˈstiNG(k)SHən| noun-the state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or becoming extinct: the extinction of the great auk | mass extinctions.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Word -Recognition
Conservationists have also tried injecting dye into the horns to devalue them, but with limited success. The Australian Rhino Project is about spreading the risk,” Mr Dearlove says.The plan is to airlift 80 white rhinos to Australia over the next four years, with the first batch of 20 to be brought over by the end of 2016.
Grammar Focus: Prepositions
Snapping around his ankles at his home in suburban Sydney is a somewhat yappy little terrier.
Mr Dearlove wants to bring rhinos on the same long journey to Australia.
With such a high rate of poaching, it’s going to take time to catch up, says Mr Dearlove.