National Parks/Bear Safety
Black bears or Grizzlies?
A ranger once told me how to tell the difference between a black bear and a grizzly. He said if you climb a tree to get away from the bear, if it climbs the tree to get you its a black bear. It it knocks the tree down, its a grizzly. :)
If it's black, attack. If it's brown, stay down. If it's white, goodnight.
Every year grizzly bears are drawn (draw) towards campgrounds. Last year, after one of them had found out (find out) how easy it was to collect (collect) left-over food from the campground, he came (come) every day to the garbage cans. He was named (name) Bob.
After Bob had grown (grow) too tame, he didn't have|did not have|didn`t have (not have) any fear any more. So it was only a matter of time until he first attacked (attack) a hiker who was camping|had been camping (camp) in the valley for some days.
The following days the rangers looked for (look for) him. When they finally saw him Bob was darted (dart) by the rangers. After he had fallen (fall) down unconsciously (bewusstlos) he was flown (fly) to a distant valley in the National Park.
But two days later he was (be) back again! This time he had to be killed (must, kill). Yesterday a ranger shot (shoot) him.
Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word of the same word family that fits in the space in the same line.
|ATTRACTION||Bears are shy animals. Conflicts arise when they are attracted () to|
|human food. Here are a few things you can do to get the bear to leave:|
|SAFETY||First make sure that you are in a safe () spot (inside a house|
|or vehicle), or standing close together with other people).|
|AGGRESSION||If the bear is not aggressive (), try to figure out why it is visiting your|
|SUGGEST||home. You can call your local Fish and Game office forsuggestions().|
|LIVE||If the bear is threatening your life() you may either call the|
|Police (911), or shoot the bear yourself. Remember, if the bear has come to your home or camp because food or garbage has been stored badly,|
|LEGAL||it can NOT be illegally () killed!|
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the KEY WORD given in brackets. Do not change the KEY WORD given.
You must use between two and five words including the KEY WORD.
1. The Kodiak bear is the toughest bear in the world.(AS)
No other bear in the world is as tough as() the Kodiak bear.
2. Attacked by bear in 2009, Dick Assman almost collapsed.(WHEN)
Dick Assman almost collapsed when a bear attacked () him.
3. He didn't go to the doctor but went to a bar first.(INSTEAD)
But instead of going to() the doctor he went to a bar first.
4. In the evening, he was served a special 8-course meal that cost his sponsor $3,500. (PAY)
His sponsor had to pay() $3,500 for Mackey's special 8-course meal.
5. But he couldn't finish the meal because he was so tired.(SUCCEED)
He didn't succeed in finishing() the meal because he was so tired.
6. He wanted to go to bed but friends had arranged a party.(GONE)
If they hadn't arranged a party, he would have gone () to bed.