TSI Reading: Selecting an Appropriate Title for a Passage
The United States destroyed its six-ton stock of confiscated elephant ivory, sending a clear message that the nation will not tolerate the wildlife crime that threatens to wipe out the African elephant and a host of other species around the globe. The destruction of this ivory was witnessed by representatives of African nations and other countries, dozens of leading conservationists, and international media representatives.
The United States accumulated the ivory over the past 25 years, seizing it during undercover investigations of organized smuggling operations or confiscating it at the U.S. border. Although it is difficult to put an exact figure on the number of different elephants this ivory represents, it certainly numbers in the thousands. Prior to being seized, most of this ivory was destined to be sold illegally in the United States or overseas.
An appropriate title for this passage would be
(A)"Techniques Used by the United States to Seize Ivory"
(B)"The Endangerment of the African Elephant"
(C)"United States Sends a Message about Wildlife Crime"
(D)"Methods Used by the U.S. to Destroy Illegal Ivory"
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The u s right It's six ton soccer Complicated elephant
Everything clear Message nation will not tolerate wildlife crime development
Exact figure an elephant's ivory going sold illegal in the
u s or overseas You know who buys ivory anyway
These days like it's just terrible All right Well let's
think about this It's techniques used to seize it Know
the endangerment notes on about that er the u s
sends a message about wildlife ground that could be it
Yeah we put chuck norris out there to go take
good names Now i know methods used by the u
s tennis or no that'd be like well how burn
into we crush it Do we use it for fertilizer
No Well if we wrote a passage about elephant poaching
we'd probably call it morons who deserve to be tarred
and feathered at least But that's just us because elephants
are cool good title provides information about the entire passage
and the main idea here is that the u s
destroyed its confiscated ivory to draw a hard line against
the wildlife crime Okay so the answer is c yeah
that one all right loser bowl Well the techniques used
by the us to seize ivory and the endangerment of
the african elephant of both supporting details or not what
it's all about pastor doesn't detail the methods to destroy
ivory wouldn't know if they used bonfires or sludge chamber
Yeah and if the latter were the case perhaps cracking
the skulls and taking names of the poachers would be
a better title Maybe we should do that Are we
advocating violence here Our lawyers were saying yes we are 00:01:40.038 --> [endTime] but that's Okay if it's against elephants killers