F2F Class Notes (George)[R]

Today we focused on:

we focused on reading a new topic and vocabularies.


The Reading / Listening – Endangered Species – Level 4

Eighteen threatened species of sharks and rays will be better protected. Countries signed to the CITES animal and plant protection treaty agreed on greater protection for these marine creatures from commercial fishing. The protected species include the world’s fastest shark (the mako shark), wedgefishes and guitarfishes. A conservationist wants to ensure they continue to be around for future generations.


threaten : (n) 威胁
to tell someone that you will kill or hurt them or cause problems if they do not do what you want
eg: the boy is not well behaved at school, so the teacher threatened his parents.

species : (n) 物种
a set of animals or plants in which the members have similar characteristics to each other and can breed with each other
eg: my daughter likes dinosaurs a lot, so she want these species to be back to life.

ray: (n) 鳐
largeflatseafish with a longnarrowtail
many people likes to eat rays
eg: they found rays on the beach because it was hurt.

treaty: (n) 条约
a written agreement between two or more countriesformally approved and signed bytheir leaders
eg: reporters said that the treaty between both countries is not fair

marine: (adj) 海
related to the sea or sea transport
eg: i like to do a lot of marine activities

commercial: (adj) 商业的
related to buying and selling things
eg: the manager wants to make commercial plans to improve the company.

wedge: 楔子
piece of metalwoodrubber, etc. with a pointed edge at one end and a wide edge at the other,