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US National Parks

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Tina Klemmer, Ac. Montpellier

There are 61 National Parks in the US

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Landscapes

Wildlife

National Park Rangers

So, who protects them?

Park Rangers, of course.

They are the police officers of the Parks. They have badges and carry guns.

A National Park is a protected area operated by the National Park Service. But National Parks belong to all the peoples of the world. They are part of UNESCO's World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Learn about 3 National Parks

Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon

Yosemite

Bryce Canyon has the world's largest concentration of the tall, thin columns of rock known as hoodoos. The collection of these unique formations inside of Bryce Amphitheater provides a magical scene for visitors to the park, especially around sunset and sunrise. The park is an excellent location for stargazing, with 7,500 stars visible on a clear night and has regular Night Sky programs. During winter, visitors can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding.Bryce Canyon is considered one of the most beautiful national parks in the USA. Plan one to three days to visit Bryce Canyon National Park.When to go: Peak season is May through September and crowds are heavy. A winter visit offers the chance of snow and related activities.Entrance fee: $35 per vehicle, valid for seven daysLodging options: There are one lodge and two campgrounds inside Bryce Canyon National Park. There are lodging options in Bryce Canyon City, and the nearby towns of Tropic and Panguitch are also good options. Overnight backcountry camping requires a permit and is limited to designated campsites.

What to bring: Bear sprayDon't miss: Bryce Point Inspiration Point Navajo Loop Trail Natural Bridge Agua Canyon Rainbow Point Peek-A-Boo Trail Under the Rim Trail Farview Point Paria View (especially at sunset)

Bryce Canyon

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In pairs, do research about a U.S. National Park and create an info sheet (like on this page)1. Describe the park (landscapes and wildlife)2. Practical information (price, when to visit, lodging, weather...)3. What to bring.4. What not to miss (highlights)

Junior Ranger

You are a Junior Ranger. Give advice to visitors.

Here is some extra information to help you

Watch

Who has not seen this epic scene from The revenant?

This is more the reality

Have you ever visited a National Park?

No, I've never been to one but I'd love to go next summer.

I'd love to go = I would love to goPresent conditional : S + would + base form. To express a wish.I'd love to eat strawberries.They'd love to visit a National Park.

I've visited 3 with my parents and it was great. We went to Yosemite, Sequoia and Joshua Tree. All in California.

I went to Yosemite. Went = irregular past of to go.Simple past: To talk about past actions that are finished.Often used with finished time expressions: In April, in 2017, when I was 4 years old... Last year, I visited The Everglades in Florida.They returned last night.

I went to Yellowstone when I was 12. I'll never forget it!!

I'll never forget it! Future WILL + base formTo express a promise:I won't tell anyone (will+not= won't)

Well, if I had to choose only one I'd go to Glaciar National Park in Montana.

Conditional 2:If + simple past.... would + base formTo talk about possible actions but not real:If I won the lottery I would travel around the world.If I were you I would tell them the truth.

I'm going to visit The Blue Ridge Parkway inext Spring.

I'm going to visit = "Be going to" futureTo talk about programmed, planned, decided actions in the future.She's going to go to Paris next weekend (she has tickets already).

Look at all the verb tenses they are using in a simple conversation. Try to guess what tense it is.

End of the year verb tenses revision

Have + subject + ever + past participle ...?We use present perfect to ask about something that has happened during somebody's lifetime (from birth to now)Have you ever seen a whale? Yes, I have.Has Emma ever been to Peru? No, she hasn't.

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