Save the Cats
Many of the wildcat species in the world today face possible extinction. What
is worse is that the cause of depletion has not been a natural one. It is man who has
been responsible, knowingly or not, for the plight of these wild animals. Yet, the only
hope of saving them lies in man himself.
Through the years, the wildcat species have been cruelly hunted. Today in
China and the Far East there is still a market for not only the fur skins but also the
organs and bones of the tiger and leopard. Ironically, one of the main uses of this
body parts is in producing medicines which are said to help men promote long life
As the population of humans grows, communities are built and extended into
the natural habitat of the wild cats. Forests are cleared and the feeding grounds of
many of the wild cats’ natural prey are destroyed. As a result, in many of these areas,
wild cats are forced to become predators of domestic animals. In these cases, they are
labelled as a danger to man.
Man has to be more responsible for these wild cats’ future. Many governments
and organizations can show more support by banning the hunting and killing of the
world’s endangered cat species. More conservation programs and wildlife reserves
should also be set up to help preserve these species.
(Adapted from Primary Essentials 6)
1. When do many of the wildcat species face possible extinction?
a. Through the years
b. Long time ago
c. A few years ago
d. Years latter
e. In the modern age
2. Why has the decrease of many wildcat species today ‘not a natural one’?
a. The cause of their decrease has been man-made.
. b. The cause of depletion has not been a natural one.
c. The cause of their decrease has not been a natural one.
d. The cause of their decrease has not been man-made.
e. The cause is many people hunt them cruelly.
3. What are the two uses the wild cats being hunted for?
a. Wild cats are hunted for their fur and medicinal uses.
b. Wild cats are hunted for their fur skins and the organs.
c. Wild cats are hunted for their fur skins and bones.
d. Wild cats are hunted for their bones and the organs.
e. Wild cats are hunted for their the organs and medicine.
4. What does the word ‘vitality’ mean?
5. What is the communicative purpose of this text?
a. To entertain the readers with the wildcat story
b. To tell the readers about the life of wildcats
c. To teach the readers how to hunt the wildcats
d. To ask the readers to be more responsible for the wildcats’ future
e. To tell the readers the use of hunting wildca
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