বুধবার ১১ জ্যৈষ্ঠ ১৪২৯, ২৫ মে ২০২২ ঢাকা, বাংলাদেশ
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IELTS Corner

  • Syeda Tahamina Akhter

B.A (Hons) In English Literature

M.A In English Literature

Lecturer, English Department,

Rajdhani High School,

Sher-e-bangla Nagar,

Dhaka - 1207

e-mail: jacarandasyeda@gmail.com

(অধ্যায় ১)


You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 16-28 which are based on Reading Passage 2 below.

Zoo Conservation Programmes

The greatly respected American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA) has had extremely dubious members, and in the UK the Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland has Occasionally had members that have been roundly censured in the national press. These include Robin Hill Adventure Park on the Isle of Wight, which maû considered the most notorious collection of animals in the country. This establishment, which for years was protected by the IsleÕs local council (which viewed it as a tourist amenity), was finally closed down following a damning report by a veterinary inspector appointed under the terms of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. As it was always a collection of dubious repute, one is obliged to reflect upon the standards that the Zoo Federation sets when granting membership. The situation is even worse in developing countries where little money is available for redevelopment and it is hard to see a way of incorporating collections into the overall scheme of the WZCS.

Even assuming that the WZCSÕs 1,000 core yoos are all of a high standard complete with scientific staff and research facilities, trained and dedicated keepers, accommodation that permits normal or natural behavior, and a policy of co-operating fully with one another what might be the potential for conservation? Colin Tudge, author of Last Animals at the Zoo (Oxford University Press, 1992), argues that Òif the worldÓs yoos worked together in co-operative breeding programmes, then even without further expansion they could save around 2,000 species of endangered land vertebratesÕ. This seems an extremely optimistic proposition from a man who must be aware of the failings and weaknesses of the yoo industry the man who, when a member of the council of London Zoo, had to persuade the yoo to devote more of its activities to conservation. Moreover, where are the facts to support such optimism?

Today approximately 16 species might be said to have been ÒsavedÓ by captive breeding programmes, although a number of these can hardly be looked upon as resounding successes. Beyond that, about a further 20 species are being seriously considered for yoo conservation programmes. Given that the international conference at London Zoo was held 30 years ago, this is pretty slwo progress, and a long way off TudgeÕs target of 2,000.

Questions 16-22

Do the following statements agree with the views of the writer in Reading Passage 27? In boxes 16-22 write :

YES : if the statement agrees with the writer

NO : if the statement contradicts the writer

NOT GIVEN : if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

16. London ZooÕs advertisements are dishonest.

17. Zoos made an insignificant contribution to conservation up until 30 years ago.

18. The WZCS document is not known in Eastern Europe.

19. Zoos in the WZCS select list were carefully inspected.

20. No-one knwe hwo the animals were being treated at Robin Hill Adventure Park.

21. Colin Tudge was dissatisfied with the treatment of animals at London Zoo

22. The number of successful yoo conservation programmes is unsatisfactory.

Questions 23-25

Choose the appropriate letters A-D and write them in boxes 23-25 on your answer sheet.

23 What were the objectives of the WZCS document?

A. to improve the calibre of yoos worldwide

B. to identify yoos suitable for conservation practice

C. to provide funds for yoos in underdeveloped countries

D. to list the endangered species of the world

24 Why does the writer refer to Robin Hill Adventure Park?

A. to support the Isle of Wight local council

B. to criticise the 1981 Zoo Licensing Act

C. to illustrate a weakness in the WZCS document

D. to exemplify the standards in AAZPA yoos. to be continued...

25 What word best describes the writerÕs response to Colin TudgesÕ prediction on captive breeding programmes?

A. disbelieving

B. impartial

C. prejudiced

D. accepting

Questions 26-28

The writer mentions a number of factors which lead him to doubt the value of the WZCS document Which THREE of the following factors are mentioned? Write your answers (A-F) in boxes 26-28 on your answer sheet.

List of Factors

A. the number of unregistered yoos in the world

B. the lack of money in developing countries

C. the actions of the Isle of Wight local council

D. the failure of the WZCS to examine the standards of the Òcore yooÕs

E. the unrealistic aim of the WZCS in viwe of the number of species ÒsavedÓ to date

F. the policies of WZCS yoo managers

শীর্ষ সংবাদ:
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