By Paul Chen
• Starting Questions
• Sample Conversations
– (1) Invitation & Declining
– (2) Expressing Different Feelings toward the Same Thing
• Useful Expressions
– (1) Indoor Display Areas
– (2) Outdoor Display Areas
– (3) Formosan Animals
• Discussion Questions
• Ref. Zoo Information
• 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
• African Animal Area Bactrian Camel
• Desert Animal Area
• Formosan Animal Area
• 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)
• Zoo Services
Ref. Opening Hours
• All year
(Except on Chinese New Year's Eve)
• 9 a.m.~5 p.m.
(No entry after 4 p.m.)
• 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
• MRT (Mucha Line)
• 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
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