Cultural Effects on English Language Collocation as Foreign Language

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Rainforests

A rainforest (or rain forest) is a tropical forest that gets a lot of rain. It usually has a lot of plants and animals. A very well known rainforest is the Amazon Rainforest. Most of it is in Brazil, though Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and other countries have parts of it.Scientists say over half of all plant and animal species live in the rainforest. Also more than 1/4 of all medicines come from here. Covering only 2% of the Earth's land area they still provide 40% of the oxygen.. It has an average humidity of 77 to 88% The rainforest has carpet of green rot leaves on the floor. This is called the humus layer. Rainforests are in danger of deforestation because lumber industries are cutting down the trees for profit.

Plants and animals

One type of plant in the rain forest does not even need soil,and these plants are called epiphytes, or air plants. Another kind of air plant is a flower called an orchid. There are thousands of different kinds of orchids in the rain forest! Some air plants store water in pools in and around their roots.

Millions of kinds of insects live in the rain forest.. There are bees, butterflies, , beetles, and many kinds of flies,and there are ants everywhere..Snakes live in the trees and on the forest floor. They eat frogs, eggs, birds, insects, and small animals. Monkeys are a very common animal in the rain forest. They are very fast and agile, jumping easily from tree to tree for food. Different monkeys eat different things. Many colorful birds also live among the canopy of the rain forest, Jaguars, leopards, and tigers are the largest predators of the rain forest...These are only a few of the animals and plants in the rain forest, because the rain forest is where the plants and animals are the most abundant. About half of all of the different kinds, or species, of plants and animals in the entire world live in rain forests..

Amazon Rainforest

However,more than one fifth of the Amazon Rainforest has already been destroyed. The forest which remains is threatened. People who care for the envirnoment warn about thedestroying of the ecosystem. They also point out that releasing the carbon which is stored in the trees will increase global warming.. In Brazil alone, European colonists have destroyed more than 90 indigenous tribes since the 1900's. With them have gone centuries of knowledge of the medicinal value of rainforest species. As their homelands continue to be destroyed by deforestation, rainforest people are also disappearing.

1-Why do you think the rainforest is called so?

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2-Where do the rainnforests exist?

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3-State three reasons to tell us why the rainforest is important region in the world.

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4- Fill in the following chart:

| |name |properties | |Plants in the rainforest | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

5-Name the animals that live in the rainforest:

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6- What is the problem that faces the rainforest today? What is the cause for this problem??...
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