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					Taipei Zoo

 By Paul Chen
• Starting Questions
• Sample Conversations
    – (1) Invitation & Declining
    – (2) Expressing Different Feelings toward the Same Thing
• Vocabulary
• Useful Expressions
    – (1) Indoor Display Areas
    – (2) Outdoor Display Areas
    – (3) Formosan Animals
•   Activity
•   Discussion Questions
•   Reference
•   Ref. Zoo Information
           Starting Questions
• How much do you know about Taipei Zoo?
  (opening hours, ticket prices, transportation,
  services, and history?)
  – How can one get to the zoo from FJU?
  – Was it originally located in Mucha as it is now?
• What animal do you like the most? Why?
Conversation (1): Invitation & Declining
Milton: Hey, Rose. Where’re you heading for?
Rose: Hi, Milton. My sis. and I are going to Taipei
  Zoo today. Wanna join us?
Milton: Thanks, but no thanks. I just went there with
  my friends last Sat. It was really crowded!
Rose: Indeed. It’s always filled with people during
  holidays and weekends. That’s why we are going
  today, since we both have the day off.
Milton: Lucky you…. Okay now, I’d better go work
  now. Wish you fun today.
    Conversation (2): Expressing Different
      Feelings toward the Same Thing
Sara: Melissa, did you ever visit the Nocturnal Animal House
  in Taipei Zoo?
Melissa: Yes. But I just visited it once when I was in primary
  school and never set foot in it from then on.
Sara: Why? Recently I found it interesting to see various
  cute and furry little animals inside the House. Besides, the
  owls there always remind me of those in the Harry Potter
Melissa: Are you kidding? I don’t even like the House at all.
  I always find it creepy to stay inside and have so many
  little creatures staring at me. It actually makes me very
Sara: Okay then. I guess different people simply feel
  differently toward the same thing. However, I’m still happy
  to know how you feel about the Nocturnal Animal House.
• to head for 前往           • to set foot in 涉足於
• to be crowded (with)     • from then on 從那時起
  擁擠的                      • various 各式各樣的
• Thanks, but no thanks.   • furry 毛茸茸的
  謝謝,我心領了。                 • to remind sb of sth 提醒
• indeed 確實如此                某人某事
• to be filled with 裝滿     • creature 動物、生物
• to have a day off 放一     • to stare at 瞪著…
      Useful Expressions (1)
Indoor Display Areas: 室內展示館
• Insectarium 昆蟲館
• Amphibian and Reptile House 兩棲爬蟲動物館
• Penguin House 企鵝館
• Koala House 無尾熊館
• Nocturnal Animal House 夜行動物館
• Education Center 教育中心
       Useful Expressions (2)
Outdoor Display Areas: 戶外展示區
• Formosan Animal Area 臺灣鄉土動物區
• Children's Zoo 兒童動物園
• Asian Tropical Rainforests Area 亞洲熱帶雨林區
• Desert Animal Area 沙漠動物區
• Australian Animal Area 澳洲動物區
• African Animal Area 非洲動物區
• Temperate Zone Animal Area 溫帶動物區
• Bird World 鳥園區
     Useful Expressions (3)
Formosan Animals 台灣原生動物:
• Formosan Sika Deer 梅花鹿
• Formosan Black Bear 台灣黑熊
• Formosan Wild Boar 台灣野豬
• Chinese Pangolin 穿山甲
• Clouded Leopard 雲豹
• Flying Fox 狐蝠 …etc.
• Do you know which areas these animals belong
  to? (Identify the animals first.)

• Asian Tropical Rainforests Area
                                    Black Bear

• African Animal Area                              Bactrian Camel

• Desert Animal Area
                                                 Crab-eating Macaque

• Formosan Animal Area

       Discussion Questions
• How often do you go to the zoo? Do you
  like going there? Why or why not?
• What animal would you choose to
  represent your personality?
• Many animal rights activists do not like
  zoos because they think zoos, instead of
  being animals' natural habitat, exhibit
  animals for entertainment. Do you agree?
• Taipei Zoo
• Animal in You--test of one's animal personality
           Ref. Zoo Information
•   Opening Hours
•   Tickets (1) (2)
•   Transportation
•   Zoo Services
•   Prohibitions
•   Map
         Ref. Opening Hours
• All year
(Except on Chinese New Year's Eve)

• 9 a.m.~5 p.m.
(No entry after 4 p.m.)
             Ref. Tickets
• Adult Ticket: NT 60
• Discount Ticket: NT 30
• Group Tickets: 30% discount is offered
  on blocks of 30 tickets or more.
• Free Entry
   Ref. More Info. On the Tickets
• Eligibility for Discount Tickets
  –   Over 6 and under 12 years old
  –   School student with student card
  –   Military and police personnel with identification
  –   Low income households with certification from Taipei City

• Eligibility for Free Entry
  –   Children under 6 years old
  –   Handicapped persons (with certification) and one companion
  –   School excursions (with application and approval documents)
  –   Retired public servants and teachers (with retirement card)
  –   Seniors sixty-five years old and over (with identity card)
  –   Tour guides with Tourism Bureau authorization
              Ref. Transportation
•   Bus
•   MRT (Mucha Line)
•   Self-drive
•   Internal Shuttle Bus
    – Depart from the shuttle train station located on the left
      of the Education Center
    – Shuttle trains run between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    – Single ticket costs NT 5
              Ref. Zoo Services
• Guide to Taipei Zoo: Brochures are available to the
  public at the main entrance.

• Tourist Information Center: On the right of the main
  entrance. (Service: broadcast, nursery, hot water,
  wheelchair & baby stroller renting, and other services.)

• Animal Information Line: 2938-2300 ext. 515

• Tour Booking Telephone Line: 2938-2300 ext. 630
  (Groups of more than 30 people must book 10 days in
            Ref. Prohibitions
You are not allowed to
• bring pets into the zoo
• ride bicycles or rollerblades in the zoo
• climb fences and enter enclosures
• feed the animals
• smoke

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