Match the missing setences in the article with those in the box on the right
1. I read with great interest Tim Wong's article on the need to save the tiger (Tigers in Peril, May 3).
2. The tiger is, indeed, a wonderful animal.
4. I do not, however, support the idea that we must put aside large reserves for the tiger.
7. It would be cruel to keep such animals in narrow cages without the ability to move around.
8. It may not please people, but tigers cannot continue to live in the wild.
10. Large and dangerous predators cannot live alongside people in our crowded modern world.
11. There are too many of us and we need too much land.
12. When we consider conservation we should concentrate on saving animals we can live with comfortably.
13. As far as I am concerned if the great white shark became extinct I would not be too unhappy.
14. I have heard it argued that we do not know what may happen to ecosystems when the top predator is removed.
17. I want to make it clear though that I am not arguing we should hunt tigers or try to make them extinct.
18. What I am saying is that where there is conflict between humans and tigers, the tigers must go.
19. Let us put our efforts into saving species we can enjoy interacting with.
a. If the tiger is going to survive, it is going to have to do so in zoos.
b. They are hardly likely to become overcrowded when we ourselves take so many fish out of them.
c. I wonder how many of your other readers agree with me.
d. Poets have often written of its beauty.
e. We must be sensible about this sad fact.
f. Of course, the animals must be given the best enclosures we can design and be offered a great deal of stimulation.
g. I do not think that it would make any difference in the oceans.
Tips and explanations
In doing such exercises as this if you find them difficult, it is probably best to work through from beginning to end as the notes do, but more confident learners may wish to jump about and sometimes work backwards from the lower list of sentences.
(3). 4 starts a slightly new topic so we want a sentence that completes the topic of the tiger's wonder.
(5). 4 & 7 show the topic is places for tigers. Look for sentences that concern this topic. There are two. Decide which should come first.
(6). The second comes here and needs to contrast with the narrow cages.
(9). When we do not feel pleased, how do we feel? Look for an emotion word.
(15/16). These three need to be tackled together. 13 and 14 give us the topic of sharks. Look for two sentences that contain vocabulary relating to sharks and then think carefully about the order. Use grammatical reference to decide.
20. Find a sentence that helps close the letter.
3. d ['its' refers to tiger], 5. a [note the contrast with 4], 6. f, 9. e, 15. g ['it' = taking away the top predator], 16. b ['they' refers to oceans], 20. c