Illegal South African rhino killings hit record high, p. 286/295 (Exam practice)

Use the vocabulary below to read the text.

  • Slaughter: killing.
  • Toll: tax.
  • Poachers: a person who illegally hunts.
  • Gruesome: causing great horror; horribly repugnant.
  • Carcasses: the dead body of an animal.
  • Jeopardy: danger.
  • Cleanser: one who cleans or removes.
  • Unabated: without losing any original force or violence.
  • Smuggle: to import, export, or convey goods surreptitiously or in violation ofthe law.
  • Wounded: damaged
  • Respite: a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing ortrying; an interval of relief.


(Answers on page 398)


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