Trees in the forest

I. DIALOGUES

There are many forests in North America. There are many trees in these forests. Some of these trees are more than two hundred feet tall. Some are over five hundred years old.

Several kinds of trees grow in these forests. Fir, cedar, and pine are three. These trees grow in different areas. Some grow in forests. Some grow on the mountains. People who lived in this place long ago used these trees to make things out of wood.

Many of these trees are now in special areas. These areas are called forest reserves or national parks.

Some parks charge a small entrance fee. Visitors must pay the fee to enter the parks. Then they can walk among the beautiful old trees. They must take care not to damage the trees. We should all take care of forests.

II. VOCABULARY

  • two hundred feet tall
  • serveral /ˈsev(ə)rəl/: a number of people or things that is more than two or three, but not many
  • several kinds of :
  • fir /fɜr/: a tall tree with thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter. It produces large hard brown fruits called cones and can be called a fir or a fir tree.
  • cedar /ˈsidər/: a tall tree with red wood and thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in the winter
  • pine /paɪn/: a tall tree with thin sharp leaves called needles that do not fall off in winter, and hard brown fruits called cones
  • to make things out of wood:
  • reserve /rɪˈzɜrv/: a supply of something that a country or an organization can use when they need to
  • forest reserve: an area of forest set aside and preserved by the government as a wilderness, national park, or the like
  • national park
  • to damage /ˈdæmɪdʒ/: physical harm caused to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured