Spelling Practice: Zoo Vocabulary

See the paragraphs below about zoos and spot the spelling mistakes.  The topic is zoos appeared in the IELTS writing task 2 test last week. In writing task 2, the examiner will check your spelling. Mistakes in spelling will lower score your for the criterion of vocabulary. Please note this is not an essay, it is just two paragraphs to practice your spelling.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Zoos

Read the paragraphs below and spot the spelling mistakes. Then decide how the words should be correctly spelled.

There are a number of reasons why it is wrong to put wild animals in zoos. Firstly, wild animals are not domisticated and should be free to roam around their naturol habitate. Putting them in confinned spaces in zoos means that they will never be able to return to the wild again. Secondly, animals have naturol instinkts which they develop from living in the wild and pass down to their own off spring. These instincts will gradualy fade and never return if they are kept in capivity.

On the other hand, keeping animals in zoos does serve some useful porposes. Zoos can serve a way to protect indangered species. Many species are faceing dwinling numbers due to distruction of their habitat or from disease so by keeping them in zoos, they are protected from extiction. Another reason why zoos can be useful is that they can serve as a way to educate the public. Most people will never come into contract with such a range of species in their lives. So, by having zoos, people are able to experiance seeing them and also learn about them. Hopefully this will help with the pretection of animals in the future as people will learn to appreciate animals.

Answers

There are 18 spelling mistakes in the paragraphs above. The correct spelling is highlighted below.

There are a number of reasons why it is wrong to put wild animals in zoos. Firstly, wild animals are not domesticated and should be free to roam around their natural habitat. Putting them in confined spaces in zoos means that they will never be able to return to the wild again. Secondly, animals have natural instincts which they develop from living in the wild and pass down to their own offspring. These instincts will gradually fade and never return if they are kept in captivity.

On the other hand, keeping animals in zoos does serve some useful purposes. Zoos can serve a way to protect endangered species. Many species are facing dwindling numbers due to destruction of their habitat or from disease so by keeping them in zoos, they are protected from extinction. Another reason why zoos can be useful is that they can serve as a way to educate the public. Most people will never come into contact with such a range of species in their lives. So, by having zoos, people are able to experience seeing them and also learn about them. Hopefully this will help with the protection of animals in the future as people will learn to appreciate animals.

 

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