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There are wolves in France. The wolves attack sheep. Farmers are unhappy about this. They cannot kill the wolves. It is illegal.

The farmers want to change this law. They protest. The protest is a little unusual. The farmers bring their sheep under the Eiffel Tower. They want the government to know about their problem.

One farmer brings a lamb. It doesn’t have a mother. A wolf killed her.

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Dictionary

1)Wolf-noun /wʊlf/-Wolf-noun wʊlf-

2) Attack-verb /əˈtæk/ — to try to hurt or defeat using violence:

He was attacked and seriously injured by a gang of teenagers.

Army forces have been attacking the town since dawn.

Most wild animals won’t attack unless they are provoked.

3)sheep-noun /ʃiːp/-plural sheep-sheep-noun ʃiːp-plural sheep-

4) Farmer-noun/ˈfɑː.mər/ — someone who owns or takes care of a farm:

a dairy/sheep farmer 

He is a beef cattle farmer.

The farmer has several large flocks of long-haired sheep.

The farmer called the vet out to treat a sick cow.

Most of the produce sold in the market is grown by peasant farmers.

The drought has made farmers anxious about the harvest.

5) Unhappy-adjective /ʌnˈhæp.i/ — sad or not satisfied:

That’s enough to make anyone unhappy.

an unhappy marriage

I was very unhappy with the service.

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6) About-preposition /əˈbaʊt/- on the subject of, or connected with:

What’s that book about?

a film about the Spanish Civil War

We were talking/laughing about Sophie.

He’s always going on about what a great job he has.

I’m worried about David.

I really don’t know what all the fuss is about.

I wish you’d do something about (= take action to solve the problem of) your bedroom — it’s a real mess.

What didn’t you like about the play?

There’s something about her attitude that worries me.

There’s something special about him (= in his character).

«Is that your car?» «Yes, what about it?» (= Why are you asking me?)

7) Cannot-modal verb /ˈkæn.ɒt/- the negative form of the verb «can»:

I cannot predict what will happen next year.

 The government cannot be seen to give in to terrorists‘ demands.

It feels terrible when your child is sick and you cannot help them.Obviously the school cannot function without teachers.

These plants cannot survive in very cold conditions.

Some sounds cannot be detected by the human ear.

8) Kill-verb /kɪl/- to cause someone or something to die:

Her parents were killed in a plane crash.

Smoking can kill.

Food must be heated to a high temperature to kill harmful bacteria.

9) Illegal-adjective- /ɪˈliː.ɡəl/- not allowed by law:

campaign to stop the illegal sale of cigarettes to children under 16

Prostitution is illegal in some countries.

It is illegal to drive a car that is not registered and insured.

Cocaine, LSD, and heroin are all illegal drugs/substances.

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10) want-verb /wɑːnt/ — to wish for a particular thing or plan of action. «Want» is not used in polite requests:

I want some chocolate.

She wants a meeting with you.

He’s everything you’d ever want in a man — bright, funny and attractive.

What do you want to eat?

 Do you want me to take you to the airport?

 This package — do you want it sent today?

 Do you want this pie hot?

 I don’t want you coming in at two a.m., waking me up. 

I don’t want to talk about it anymore — let’s drop the subject.

They want to elevate the status of teachers.

I wanted to buy it but it cost too much money.

He wants to spend more time with his family.

There’s a queue of companies wanting to sell the product.

11) Change-verb /tʃeɪndʒ/- to make or become different:

I almost didn’t recognize her — she’d changed so much.

That was 20 years ago and things have changed since then.

Nothing changes, does it — I’ve been away two years and the office still looks exactly the same.

People have changed their diets a lot over the past few years.

I’m going to change my hairstyle

12) Law-noun /lɔː/ — a rule, usually made by a government, that is used to order the way in which a society behaves:

There are laws against drinking in the street.

The laws governing the possession of firearms are being reviewed.

They led the fight to impose laws on smoking.

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13) Protest-noun  /ˈprəʊ.test/- strong complaint expressing disagreementdisapproval, or opposition:

The authorities have put tanks on the streets to discourage any protest.

My letter of protest was just a drop in the ocean.

They believe only in peaceablenon-violent protest.

The lecturers joined the protest march to show solidarity with their students.

One member of the committee resigned in protest at the changes.

14) Unusual-adjective /ʌnˈjuː.ʒu.əl/- different from others of the same type in a way that is surprisinginteresting, or attractive:

«Do you like the new couch?» «Yes, it’s very unusual.»

It’s unusual to have adult conversation like that with such a young child.

I was actually on time, which is unusual for me.

15) Bring-verb /brɪŋ/- to take or carry someone or something to a place or a person, or in the direction of the person speaking:

«Should I bring anything to the party?» «Oh, just a bottle

 Bring me that knife/Bring that knife to me.

Can you help me bring in the groceries (= take them into the house)?

The police brought several men in for questioning (= took them to the police station because they might have been involved in a crime).

When they visit us they always bring their dog with them.

16) Government-noun /ˈɡʌv.əm.mənt/ the group of people who officially control a country:

the government of Israel

The government is expected to announce its tax proposals today.

Senior government officials will be attending a meeting tomorrow.

The FDA is the government agency responsible for our nation’s food supply.

Theater companies are very concerned about cuts in government grants to the arts.

A government inquiry has been launched.The government is spending millions of dollars in itsattempt to combatdrugabuse.

Unlike the present government, we believe in serving the community.

The opposition party have been in such disorder for so long that they pose no real threat to the present government.

The people rebelled against the harsh new government.

«Where did he go?» «I don’t know.»

The government has said that it will not be intimidated by terrorist threats.15) Know-verb /nəʊ/- to have information in yourmind:

«What does it cost?» «Ask Kate. She’ll know.»

She knows the name of every kid in the school.

I don’t know anything about this.

We don’t know when he’s arriving.

I don’t know (= understand) what all the fuss is about.

 I just knew (that) it was going to be a disaster.

She knew (= was aware) (that) something was wrong.

17) Lamb-noun  /læm/-Lamb-noun  læm-

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Since 1993, wolves attacked around 8,000 sheep in France. The population of wolves has been growing because a law protects them. The number of attacks is growing as well.

French farmers are unhappy about this, and they organise an unusual protest. They unleash their sheep under the Eiffel Tower. They want the government to know about their problem, and they want a permission to control the population of wolves.

One farmer brought a lamb to the Parisian square. He said that it lost its mother that day – a wolf killed her.

Dictionary

1) Since-adverb /sɪns/- from a particular time in the past until a later time, or until now:

Emma went to work in New York a year ago, and we haven’t seen her since.

He started working for the company in 1995, and has been there ever .

I’ve long since forgotten any Latin I ever learned.

Hostilities between the two groups have been in abeyance since last June.

Roz has adopted one or two funny mannerisms since she’s been away.

I’ve been chewing the problem over since last week.

Their movements have been severely circumscribed since the laws came into effect.

Your piano playing has really come on since I last heard you play.

2) Around-preposition, adverb /əˈraʊnd/ — in a position or direction surrounding, or in a direction going along the edge of or from one part to another (of):

We sat around the table.

He put his arm around her.

crowd had gathered around the scene of the accident.

She had a scarf around her neck.

The moon goes around the earth.

I walked around the side of the building.

As the bus left, she turned around (= so that she was facing in the opposite direction) and waved goodbye to us.

He put the wheel on the right/wrong way around (= facing the right/wrong way).

The children were dancing around the room.

I spent a year traveling around Africa and Asia.

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The museum’s collection includes works of art from all around the world.

She passed a plate of cookies around (= from one person to another).

This virus has been going around (= from one person to another).

The snake coiled itself tightly around the deer.

People clustered around the noticeboard to read the exam results.

She drew her coat tightly around her shoulders.

She flung her arms around his neck.

The cathedral dominates the landscape for miles around.

3) Population-noun- /ˌpɒp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/- all the people living in a particular country, area, or place:

Ten percent of the population lived in poverty.

In 1992 the population of Cairo was approximately 6,500,000.

growing/shrinking population

Throughout the war, there were horrific casualties among the civilian populations of both countries.

The UN is investigating new methods of population control (= limiting the growth of the number of people).

The country is facing a population explosion (= sudden growth in the number of people).

There’s been a nine percent rise in the prison population (= the number of people in prison).

The dolphin population has been decimated by tuna fishing

Children make up a large proportion of the world’s population.

The population as a whole is getting healthier.

The early settlers enslaved or killed much of the native population.

In the past eight years, the elephant population in Africa has been halved.

Many of the world’s cities have populations of more than five million.

4) Growing-adjective /ˈɡrəʊ.ɪŋ/- increasing in size or quantity:

There is a growing awareness of the seriousness of this disease.

A growing boy needs his food

There is a growing current of support for green issues among voters.

Desperate measures are needed to deal with the growing drug problem.

They noted the consumers‘ growing demand for quicker service.

There is a growing number of women in high-profile positions in the government.

Many small businesses started up in the 1980s to cater to this growing market.

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5) Organize-verb /ˈɔːr.ɡən.aɪz/- to make arrangements for something to happen:

They organized a meeting between the teachers and students.

 UK She had organized a car to meet me at the airport.

 She has been designated to organize the meeting.

Most British schools organize social events for the students.

She organizes a school reunion once a year.

This event was organized in association with the Sports Council.

She’s an active member of the Women’s Institute and is always organizing talks for her local group.

6) Unusual-adjective /ʌnˈjuː.ʒu.əl/- different from others of the same type in a way that is surprisinginteresting, or attractive:

«Do you like the new couch?» «Yes, it’s very unusual.»

 It’s unusual to have adult conversation like that with such a young child.

I was actually on time, which is unusual for me.

7) Unleash-verb /ʌnˈliːʃ/- to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled:

At worstnuclear war could be unleashed.

Rachel’s arrival on the scene had unleashed passions in him that he could scarcely control.

8) Permission-noun  /pɚˈmɪʃ.ən/- If someone is given permission to do something, they are allowed to do it:

You will need permission from your parents to go on the trip.

Official permission has been granted for more building near the river.

The authorities have refused permission for the demonstration to take place.

UK Planning permission was refused for the proposed superstore.

US Zoning permission was refused for the proposed superstore.

9) Bring-verb /brɪŋ/ — to take or carry someone or something to a place or a person, or in the direction of the person speaking:

«Shall I bring anything to the party?» «Oh, just a bottle.»

 Bring me that knife/Bring that knife to me.

Can you help me bring in the shopping (= take it into the house)?

The police brought several men in for questioning (= took them to the police station because they might have been involved in a crime).

When they visit us they always bring their dog with them.

10) Parisian-adjective /pəˈrɪʒ.i.ən/-from, belonging to, or relating to the city of Paris in France:

She’s got that Parisian chic.

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Farmers in France have staged an unusual protest by unleashing sheep under the Eiffel Tower.

The angry farmers are demonstrating against a number of wolves in the country that are killing too many of their animals and the government’s policy on protecting these wolves.

It’s thought that the numbers of animals wolves have attacked have reached 8,000 since 1993 and the number continues to rise, as the population of wolves grows. So, in order to voice their concerns, farmers have taken to the streets of Paris with their sheep.

“Today, this little lamb has lost its mother who was killed by a wolf, so we are asking the community what are we supposed to do? It needs its mother to feed, but today, its mother is dead because a wolf killed her. That’s the explanation we want to provide today in this Parisian square. The matter is that these wolves are not compatible with rearing animals.”

The number of wolves in France increases by about 20 per cent each year and the farmers are asking for permission to actively control this growth.

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1) Stage-noun /steɪdʒ/- a part of an activity or a period of development:

The project is in its final stages and should be completed by August.

They did the last stage of their journey on foot.

Our marriage is going through a difficult stage at the moment.

Their youngest child is at the stage where she can say individual words but not full sentences.

I’m not tired at the moment but I will need a rest at some stage (= at some time) during the walk.

Andrew spends all his spare time playing with his computer but it’s probably just a stage he’s going through (= a period of development that will end soon).

2) Demonstrate-verb /ˈdem.ən.streɪt/- to show or make something clear:

These numbers clearly demonstrate the size of the economic problem facing the country.

Research has demonstrated that babies can recognize their mother’s voice very soon after birth.

These problems demonstrate the importance of strategic planning.

He got a job demonstrating kitchen equipment in a department store.

The teacher demonstrated how to use the equipment.You need to demonstrate to the examiners that you have more than a literalunderstanding of the text.

It is impossible to demonstrate conclusively that the factory is responsible for the pollution.

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Management have demonstrated almost unbelievable incompetence in their handling of the dispute.The Australian team soon demonstrated their superiority over the opposition.

I can show you studies which demonstrate that some forms of alternative medicine are extremely effective.3) Community-noun /kəˈmjuː.nə.t̬i/- the peopleliving in one particulararea or people who are considered as a unit because of theircommoninterestssocialgroup, or nationality:

He’s well known in the local community.

There’s a large black/white/Jewish community living in this area.

Her speech caused outrage among the gay community.

Drug trafficking is a matter of considerable concern for the entire international community (= all the countries of the world).

There’s a real sense of community (= caring and friendly feeling) in this neighbourhood.

4) Compatible-adjective /kəmˈpæt̬.ə.bəl/- able to existlive, or work successfully with something or someone else:

It was when we started living together that we found we just weren’t compatible.

Such policies are not compatible with democratic government.

Are their two blood groups compatible (= can blood from one person be given to the other person)? 

An MP’s job is just not compatible with family lifeespecially when the children are very young.

Do you think that idea is compatible with your Christian faith?

Each department in the company has its own mode of operation and none of them are compatible.

This software allows you to write files from compatible CD-RW drives.

5) Permission-noun /pɚˈmɪʃ.ən/- If someone is given permission to do something, they are allowed to do it:

 You will need permission from your parents to go on the trip.

Official permission has been granted for more building near the river.

The authorities have refused permission for the demonstration to take place.

UK Planning permission was refused for the proposed superstore.

US Zoning permission was refused for the proposed superstore.

6) Increase-verb /ɪnˈkriːs/- to (make something) become larger in amount or size:

Incidents of armed robbery have increased over the last few years.

The cost of the project has increased dramatically/significantly since it began.

Gradually increase the temperature to boiling point.

Increased/Increasing efforts are being made to end the dispute.

7) Active-adjective /ˈæk.tɪv/- busy with a particular activity:

physically/mentally active

You have to try to keep active as you grow older.

8) Growth-noun /ɡroʊθ/ — The growth of a person, animal, or plant is its process of increasing in size:

balanced diet is essential for healthy growth.

Plant growth is most noticeable in spring and early summer.

The government is trying to limit population growth.

The rapid growth of opposition to the plan has surprised the mayor.

Electronic publishing is a growth area (= an area of activity that is increasing in size and developing quickly).

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