Threatened Species Gapfill Quiz

level: upper-intermediate

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary and comprehension of topics covered on our page about Habitat Loss, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.

Complete this extract from the introduction to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species by choosing the correct words:

Established in 1964, the International Union for 1. a) Conservatism b) Conservatives c) Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global 2. a) natural b) extinction c) preservation risk status of animal, fungus and plant 3. a) species b) growers c) scientists . The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s 4. a) people b) biodiversity c) climate . Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool to inform and catalyse action for biodiversity 5. a) conservation b) destruction c) reduction and policy change, critical to protecting the 6. a) human b) mineral c) natural resources we need to survive. It provides information about range, 7. a) populace b) population c) popularity size, habitat and ecology, use and/or trade, threats, and conservation actions that will help 8. a) prevent b) undermine c) inform necessary conservation decisions. The IUCN Red List is used by government agencies, wildlife departments, conservation-related 9. a) national geographic b) non-governmental c) not-government organisations (NGOs), natural resource 10. a) planners b) destroyers c) stealers , educational organisations, students, and the business community.

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Full text: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.