These gap-fill exercises let you practice useful conservation terminology (and review other important academic vocabulary) while reading about international efforts to control global warming.
If you want basic climate change vocabulary (affect, emissions, fossil fuels, etc.), start with Climate Change and Weather Vocabulary instead. Then come back to this page to learn more about climate change and practice somewhat related-- and useful-- academic terminology.
Use the context clues, prefixes, and suffixes to help you decide which word should go in each gap. (Especially notice verb, noun, and adjective suffixes to guess which words might fit in a particular place in the sentence.)
Instructions: Type your answers in the gaps. Choose the best word from the short list at the beginning of each section (the lists that start with 'assembled,' 'approximate,' and 'advocates.')
If you want a clue, click on the question mark after each gap or the first letter o the word. (The game will subtract a point or more for each hint.)
When you have entered all the answers, click on the "Check" button to check your answers.
Main sources for this article:
Guardian article (“Despite near collapse at each of the last four annual conferences of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the international negotiations always pull back from the brink. Why? Because no country is willing to abandon the goal...”)
Note in 2019: These are old articles, and the information in the exercise is also old now, but I'm keeping it, not as news but for the vocabulary practice-- it's main purpose from the beginning. For more recent information, check a reliable news source (of course!)
You might also be interested in an article on penguins and climate change.