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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Protect A. Success
 2. Endangered B. Keep safe.
 3. Extinct C. Catch a disease.
 4. Boom D. Gone
 5. Contract E. At risk.


  1. Protect = B. Keep safe.
  2. Endangered = E. At risk.
  3. Extinct = D. Gone
  4. Boom = A. Success
  5. Contract = C. Catch a disease.

True or False?

1. Bwindi National Park is a protected area. True

2. There are more than 5,000 mountain gorillas in the world. False

3. Last year, there were 20 new baby gorillas. False

4. The park had to stop visits because of the coronavirus. True

5. Workers are worried about Covid-19. True

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. The park is a protected.

2. There are only about 1000 mountain gorillas.

3. Last year there were only three new.

4. Workers at the park are not sure.

5. The park had to stop visits.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Protected
  2. Mountain
  3. Gorillas
  4. Babies
  5. Careful
  6. Masks

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Operate A. At risk.
 2. Endangered B. Safety
 3. Recently C. Same
 4. Precaution D. Control
 5. Similar E. Lately


  1. Operate = D. Control
  2. Endangered = A. At risk.
  3. Recently = E. Lately
  4. Precaution = B. Safety
  5. Similar = C. Same

True or False?

1. The Bwindi National Park is run by a private company. False

2. Bwindi is a home for all animals. False

3. The gorillas at Bwindi park are protected by guards. True

4. Gorillas at Bwindi park have been decreasing over the past few years. False

5. The park remained open to visitors during the coronavirus. False

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. The park is operated by the Ugandan government.

2. There are only about 1000 mountain gorillas.

3. The number of gorillas at Bwindi park has doubled.

4.  Still, people are excited for the babies.

5.  People can usually visit the gorillas.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Government
  2. Prison
  3. Park
  4. Increasing
  5. Safety
  6. Distant

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. RigorousA. Growth
2. BoomB. Creates a body reaction.
3. HaltC. Vulnerable
4.  PrimateD. Hunt
5. SusceptibleE. Careful
6. EnzymeF. Discourage
7. AlbeitG. Stop
8. PoachingH. Although
9. DeterI. Monkey


  1. Rigorous = E. Careful
  2. Boom = A. Growth
  3. Halt = G. Stop
  4. Primate = I. Monkey
  5. Susceptible = C. Vulnerable
  6. Enzyme = B. Creates a body reaction.
  7. Albeit = H. Although
  8. Poaching = D. Hunt
  9. Deter = F. Discourage

True or False?

  1. Bwindi National Park accepts all animals in any situation.  False

2. Bwindi park holds the entire world’s population of mountain gorillas. False

3. The mountain gorilla population has increased in recent years. True

4. Workers at the park know the exact cause of the baby boom. False

5. Bwindi park has remained open for visitors throughout the pandemic. False

6.  Gorillas and other primates could possibly contract Covid-19. True

7. No DNA is shared between primates and humans. False

8. Visitors are required to wear a mask when visiting Bwindi park. True

9. One of the park’s biggest threats is poachers. True

10. The last poacher to kill a gorilla at Bwindi park was given a life sentence in prison. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1.  There are just over 1000 mountain gorillas in the world.

2.  There have been five births of baby gorillas within six weeks.

3.  The births have come at a difficult time for the park.

4. The pandemic is of particular concern to the park.

5.  Poaching has also been a concern during the pandemic.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Various
  2. Protection
  3. Recent
  4. Uncertain
  5. Tourism
  6. Possess
  7. Reintroduce
  8. Endangered
  9. Conservation