English Across the Curriculum

Tropical Rainforest

Writing Tasks

Task 1

E-mail : Destruction of the rainforest

As a junior citizen you are very worried about the destruction of the world's rainforests. Write an email to your local representative and tell him your view of this problem.

In your email you should

  • ask if your government is doing anything to cope with the problem
  • make suggestions on how rainforests can be saved
  • suggest ways of helping people who live in the rainforests

Write about 200 words.

Deforestation in Borneo
IndoMet in the Heart of Borneo, CC BY 2.0,
via Wikimedia Commons



Task 2

Diary : Life in the rainforest

You are a member of an expedition team travelling through the Amazon rainforest. You have decided to keep a diary and write down what you have seen in the two weeks you have travelled. Write at least 2 diary entries.

In your entries you should write about

  • the plants and animals you have seen
  • the weather you have experienced
  • the native people you have met and how they live