IELTS|Upper-Intermediate|27. Endangered species

Discuss the following questions with your teacher

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1. Do you remember what a keystone species is?

2. What do you think will happen if a keystone species disappears?

3. What factors do you think can lead to an animal facing extinction?

4. What can be done to save endangered species from extinction?

Rate the species according to the degree of danger beginning with the most seriously endangered ones

Complete the sentences below with the words in the box so that they offer good exam advice for Writing Task 1

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Mark the following statements about the exam format True or False

Look at the writing task below and answer these questions

The charts below give information about endangered plants around the world.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Endangered plant species

Plant species at risk in different habitats

1. How are the two charts linked and how do they differ overall?

2. What are the key features of the charts?

3. Which categories on each chart could you combine? (you cannot mention every category)

4. How many paragraphs would you write, and what would you include in each one?

Read the sample answer, divide it into paragraphs and insert the eight missing commas

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Endangered plant species

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Plant species at risk in different habitats

Complete the sentences with the correct participle forms

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Active participle Passive participle
simple (not) repaired
continuous (not) repairing (not) being repaired
perfect (not) having repaired (not) having been repaired


Rewrite the sentences using «with + participle» to add supporting information to the opening statement

Example:

1. For just over 10 percent of these species, the threat is severe, and 3.92 percent of plants are likely to become extinct. — > For just over 10 percent of these species, the threat is severe, with 3.92 percent of plants likely to become extinct …

2. However, the danger is on a much smaller scale than in the tropics, and the figures range between 12 and one percent. — > However, the danger is on a much smaller scale than in the tropics, with figures ranging between 12 and one percent.

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Find the synonyms in the example answer and put them down

The charts provide information on the proportion of plant species that are at risk, the levels of risk, and the different environments in which these plants grow.

Although a lot of plants are safe, a third of all plant species around the world are under some kind of threat. For just over 10 percent of these species, the threat is severe, with 3.92 percent of plants likely to become extinct and over 25 percent being vulnerable to extinction.

When you look at plant habitats, the area with the greatest proportion of threatened species is tropical rainforest, where 63 percent of species are threatened. In contrast, desert areas have the lowest proportion of vulnerable plants at 0.5 percent. Forest grassland and wetland areas are also home to threatened species. However, the danger is on a much smaller scale than in the tropics, with figures ranging between 12 and one percent.

To conclude, tropical areas of the world have more endangered plant species than others, and certain plants need immediate protection.

Look at the Writing task and decide how to organise an answer into paragraphs

Exam tips

  1. Spend a few minutes planning the organisation of your answer and the content of each paragraph.
  2. If there are large amounts of data, divide it into categories so that you express the main features, but not every detail.
  3. Leave time to check your work for mistakes.

The graph and chart below give information about species extinctions and the threats to plant life.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Extinctions of plant and animal species – tropical forests

Threats to plant life

Now write the description of the visuals

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Match the words and phrases with their definitions

Match the creatures with their categories

Read the questions and choose the correct words to get the useful exam advice

Main reasons for wildlife population changes (2000 – present)

Percentage change in population figures for wildlife observed (2000 – present)

1. How are the charts linked?

2. What would you say in your overview?


Now put the items of the plan into the correct order

Read the examination task and study the graphs

The charts below show the result of a long-term survey carried out by an environmental group into local wildlife population figures.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

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Main reasons for wildlife population changes (2000 – present)

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Percentage change in population figures for wildlife observed (2000 – present)

Read the three introductions and choose the best one

1. The charts show the results of a long-term survey carried out by an environmental group into local wildlife population figures from 2000 to the present.

2. The charts give information about wildlife in a particular area from 2000 to the present. The first chart gives reasons why the wildlife figures have changed in the area, while the second chart looks at the wildlife which has been affected.

3. There are two charts. The fist chart shows us why animal population figures are changing. The main cause is habitat destruction (43 percent). Other causes are pollution (21 percent), overexploitation (15 percent), random factors (12 percent), disease (6 percent) and introduction of exotic species (3 percent). The second chart shows which animals have increased or decreased in numbers. Most of them have decreased, but some have increased.

Read the task again

1. The charts below show the result of a long-term survey carried out by an environmental group into local wildlife population figures.

2. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Main reasons for wildlife population changes (2000 – present)

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Percentage change in population figures for wildlife observed (2000 – present)

Now write your own answer to the question. Write at least 150 words

Instructions

  1. Read the topic and the questions carefully.
  2. Plan what you are going to write about.
  3. Write the text according to your plan.
  4. Please use 🔗Grammarly to avoid spelling and some grammar mistakes.
  5. Check your writing before sending it for evaluation.

  • Species at risk
  • Knowing the strategies
  • Endangered plants
  • Plant species at risk
  • Cause and effect
  • A model answer
  • Your turn
  • Words revision
  • Creatures under threat
  • Preparing for writing - 1
  • Preparing for writing - 2
  • Writing a description
  • Words revision
  • Creatures under threat
  • Preparing for writing - 1
  • Preparing for writing - 2
  • Writing a description
  • Cause and effect
  • Cause and effect
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