Презентация "The Bald Eagle"


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  • What kind of bird do you see in the picture? Where do you see pictures of this bird? Have you ever seen an eagle?
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  • VOCABULARY
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  • GRAMMAR
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  • The Bald Eagle
  • In 1782, soon after the United States won its independence, the bald eagle was chosen as the national bird of the new country. American leaders wanted the eagle to be a symbol of their country because it is a bird of strength and courage. They chose the bald eagle because it was found all over North America and only in North America.
  • Today, a little over 200 years later, the bald eagle has almost disappeared from the country. In 1972 there were only 3,000 bald eagles in the entire United States. The reason for the bird’s decreasing population was pollution, especially pollution of the rivers by pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals used to kill insects and other animals that attack and destroy crops. Unfortunately, rain often washes pesticides into rivers. Pesticides pollute the rivers and poison the fish. Eagles eat these fish and then the eggs eagles lay are not healthy. The eggs have very thin shells and do not hatch. Eagles lay only two or three eggs a year. Because many of the eggs did not hatch and produce more eagles, the number of eagles quickly became smaller.
  • Today, the American government and the American people are trying to protect the bald eagle. The number of gold eagles is slowly increasing. It now appears that the American national bird will survive, and remain a symbol of strength and courage.

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  • 1.Why was the bald eagle chosen as the symbol of the United States? Check your answer
  • 2. Why has the bald eagle almost disappeared from the country? Check your answer
  • 3. What are the American government and the American people trying to do for the bald eagle?
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  • The United States won its independence after 1782.
  • 2. American leaders wanted the eagle to be a sample of their country.
  • They chose the bald eagle because it was found all over South America.
  • Today, a little over 200 years late, the bald eagle has almost disappeared.
  • In 1972 there were only 30,000 bald eagles.
  • Unfortunately, rain often washes crops into rivers.
  • The eagles have very thin shells and do not hatch.
  • Today, the American government and the American people are trying to pollute the bald eagle.
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  • 1.The bald eagle was chosen as a symbol
  • of the United States because it is
  • a bird of courage and strength and it was
  • found all over North America.
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  • 2. The bald eagle almost disappeared
  • from the country because of the
  • pollution of the rivers by pesticides.
  • Pesticides pollute the rivers and poison
  • the fish. Eagles eat these fish and then
  • the eggs eagles lay are not healthy.
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  • 3. Today, the American government and the
  • American people are trying to protect the
  • bald eagle.
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  • What is the meaning of the underlined words? Tick the correct.
  • 1. In 1972 there were only 3,000 bald eagles in the entire United States.
  • a. whole
  • b. central
  • 2. The reason for the bird’s decreasing population was pollution.
  • a. other animals
  • b. dirty air and water
  • 3. The eggs have thin shells and do not hatch.
  • a. open
  • b. fly
  • 4. Eagles lay only two or three eggs a year.
  • a. eat
  • b. produce
  • 5. Pesticides kill animals that attack and destroy crops.
  • a. insects
  • b. plants
  • 6. It now appears that the American national bird will survive.
  • a. live
  • b. die
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  • Complete the sentences with the article the. If no article necessary, tick______ .
  • Today the / bald eagle has almost disappeared from the / country.
  • They chose the / bald eagle because it was found all over North America.
  • The reason for the / bird’s decreasing population was the / pollution.
  • The / pesticides are the / chemicals used to kill the / insects.
  • Because many of the / eggs did not hatch and produce more the / eagles,
  • the / number of the / eagles became smaller.
  • The / eagles eat the poisoned fish.
  • Today, the / American government and the / American people are trying
  • to protect the / bald eagle.
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