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Debate: Should Tourism to Threatened Places Be Restricted?

As travel by train, plane, and ship has become more accessible, people are visiting all parts of the world, bringing many advantages. Tourists can learn about environments and cultures different from their own. Scientists can conduct studies that lead to better understanding and protection of the planet. Increased traffic to certain parts of the world, though, is causing harm. Listen to learn about the impact tourism and research are having on Antarctica and then debate: Should tourism to threatened places be restricted?


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Story Length: 2:40

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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