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I am sure you are very excited about the trip. I would like to brief you on what to bring for the trip and some camping rules, which you should be aware of, before we leave.

First and foremost, your choice of clothing and personal effects can make or break your trip. If you're properly dressed and equipped, you'll find the camping trip enjoyable. But if you're ill-equipped, you may end up being miserable. Bring a warm jacket as the nights can be quite cold. Bring at least a few T-shirts and shorts. Pack at least two pairs of shoes, one for hiking and another for running. Don't forget to bring at least four pairs of socks. Bring along a cap or hat to protect your head. If you have a windproof jacket, take that along. Be sure to bring the personal toiletries that you Will need although some of you may like to share your toothpaste or shampoo.

Secondly, bring enough food for three days. What type of food is suitable? Bring instant noodles, bread, snacks, fruit and canned food like sardines, tuna and beans. Remember to include a few bottles of boiled water. If you must have rice, you will have to cook your own so bring the right utensils. The school is supplying the tents and cooking kits and we will distribute them to you after this briefing.

Apart from that, you will need a torchlight, a can opener for each group and a first aid kit. To those who are allergic to mosquito bites or leeches, don't forget some ointment and insect repellent.

I will now talk about the rules of the camping park, which must be obeyed. Firstly, don't feed any wildlife, even if they seem to be looking for handouts. It's bad for wild animals to associate people with food because they will lose their natural fear of humans and become aggressive. Another negative result of feeding animals is that their natural diet might be disrupted. Animals that get too used to people may become too comfortable when we are around. This makes it easy for people with ill intentions to harm these animals that have grown to trust us. If you really care about wildlife, please don't feed them.

Secondly, throw all garbage into containers provided for this purpose or take your rubbish with you when you leave. Do not litter the lakes or streams. Leaving unfinished food items round might attract wild animals in search of food to your campsite. Remember to wash food and personal items away from drinking water supplies. We do not want to contaminate our water supplies.

Another important rule which you have to observe is: do not carve, chop, cut, or damage any live trees. Many of you will be tempted to pluck the flowers or leaves. Do not do that. Preserve and protect your national forests. Leave natural areas the way you find them. Whatever you do or wherever you go, make sure you go together in your group. Do not wander off trails alone even if it is to answer the call of nature. Go with a friend and inform the leader of the group where you are going at all times. Many of you will be bringing your cellphones. Give your friends' numbers to your parents so that you can take turns switching on your handphones as you cannot recharge them there. Camping will continue to be enjoyable as long as each camper acts responsibly. I do not encourage boisterous behavior and the noise level should be minimal after midnight. So, with your co-operation I am sure we will enjoy this trip. Thank you.

     
  1. In paragraph 2,
    (a) why is the choice of clothing and personal effects considered important ?
    (b) give examples of toiletries mentioned in the paragraph.
     
  2. From paragraph 3,
    (a) what food is recommended for camping ?
    (b) how long would their camping trip be ?
     
  3. From paragraph 5, mention two reasons why we should not feed the wildlife.
     
  4. From paragraph 6, what is the second rule and why is it important to follow it ?
     
  5. From paragraph 7,
    (a) why are we not allowed to pluck the flowers or leaves ?
    (b) explain the phrase 'to answer the call of nature' in your own words.
     
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    Answers
     
  1. (a) Because it will either make or break your trip.
    (b) Toothpaste and shampoo
     
  2. (a) Instant noodles, bread, snacks, fruit and canned food.
    (b) It would last for three days.
     
  3. * It makes it easy for poachers to go near the animals because the animals have become too trusting.  * They can become aggressive.   * It may disrupt their natural diet. (Any two answers)
     
  4. The second rule is to keep the camp site clear of rubbish so that it does not attract wild animals in search of food.
     
  5. (a) To protect and preserve the flora and fauna
    (b) It means to ease yourself.
     
 
 
 
 

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