Gorilla Reading Circle

Main Article:

Lost in the wilderness: 72-year-old man survives 19 days,

eating lizards, squirrels..

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/us/california-missing-man/

 
Here are two links that give more info about this story.
 
 
 
vocabulary list:
1-unconscious; unable to see, move, feel etc in the normal way because you are not conscious
2-subsisting: to stay alive when you only have small amounts of food or money
3-preserve: to save something or someone from being harmed or destroyed
4- disoriented: confused and not understanding what is happening around you
5-scouring: to search very carefully and thoroughly through an area, a document etc
 
Comprehension Questions:
1- Where this story take a place?
2- What happen between the guy and his hunting buddy?
 
Discussion Questions:
1- If the same thing happen to you how you will fell? and what you going to do?
2- Did you ever experienced to be lost somewhere you don’t know? 

11 thoughts on “Gorilla Reading Circle

  1. Here are Azam’s questions (same as above):

    Comprehension Questions:
    1- Where this story take a place?
    2- What happen between the guy and his hunting buddy?

    Discussion Questions:
    1- If the same thing happen to you how you will fell? and what you going to do?
    2- Did you ever experienced to be lost somewhere you don’t know?

    • 1. Maybe I feel nervous because of no companion. If I get lost in a forest in the winter and there are not any fruits, nuts and so on, but raw meats, like lizards and frogs,well… I try to find rescue or go down the forest by myself without eating raw meats because I’m afraid of super small worms wild animals have. I would recognize I don’t have long days to be alive. I’m not sure I can survive or not but try something by myself to survive until my energy get lost.

  2. Vocabulary list:
    1- forage; to go around searching for food or other supplies
    2- makeshift; made to be used for a short time only when nothing better is available

    Comprehension Questions:
    1- What did he do to service?
    2- How was he carried to the medical center?

    Discussion Questions:
    1- If you were him, would you forage something to eat?
    2- Do you usually use makeshift items if you need them for short time? Or do you use products for short time instead of makeshift ?

    • 1-Yes, if I were him, I would go around searching for food. I really don’t want to eat lizard, so I would try to find some fruits or nuts. However, if I could not find them, I might have to eat lizard😦

  3. Vocabulary list
    1 enforcement: when people are made to obey a rule, law etc
    2 crouch: to lower your body close to the ground by bending your knees completely

    Comprehension Questions
    1 When he lost his way?
    2 How to keep his body temperature while he stayed in the forest?

    Discussion Questions
    1 Do you have survival methods If the same situation?
    2 What is the most important thing if you lost your way in the forest?

  4. Vocabulary list:
    1-bag; to kill or catch an animal or bird
    2- assemble; to come together as a group

    Comprehension Questions;
    1- Why was he knocked out?
    2- What did his family do when they saw him?

    Discussion Questions:
    1- If you can take only one thing to a dangerous place such as mountain and isolated island, what do you want to take with you?
    2- If same thing happened to you, how long could you live in a forest?

  5. I’m sorry. My first discussion question is similar to Dong Ok’s second question. Can I change it to this question?

    What do you do when you get lost? Do you walk around, or ask other people for help? Do you have any other idea?

    • If I get lost, I ask other people. My experience, when I get lost, ask other people is easy way to find way. If you can see the public institutions like police office or fire station, you’d better to ask there.

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