Bindi Irwin: Reading Practice 5 (biography)

By | March 20, 2019

Her father, Steve Irwin, was very well known as the star of The Crocodile Hunter, a very popular wildlife television series aired in Australia. It seems that Bindi Sue Irwin followed in the footsteps of her father. She appeared for the first time in front of the cameras when she was only a few weeks old. Growing up at the Australian zoo, which is owned and operated by her family, she had an exceptionally strong passion for wildlife.

In 2006 her father died. A stingray stung him while he was snorkeling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Her father’s death was a terrible loss for Irwin. At a memorial service specially held for Steve Irwin at  the Australian Zoo, she spoke warmly of her father, who she called ‘her hero’.

In 2007 Irwin starred in My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter, a television documentary program that she dedicated to her father. She also started to work on her new wildlife series for American television, Bindi: the Jungle Girl in that same year. The program was aimed at educating and entertaining viewers with stories about animals.

She appeared in the television program riding an elephant and playing with a python. Irwin also sang and danced on the show with her back-up group called the Crocmen. Irwin also appeared in the documentary series called Planet’s Best with Terri and Bindi with her mother.

Though the show only lasted for 26 episodes, Bindi: the Jungle Girl found a second life on Australian television. The series aired there in 2009. Back in the states, Irwin has made her appearances on such talk shows as the Oprah Winfrey Show in recent years.

1. The text is about … .
A. the life story of Bindi Irwin
B. the soaring career of Bindi Irwin
C. love of a family for wildlife
D. nature television programs
E. animals at the Australian Zoo

2. Bindi Irwin and her father share one thing in common. What is it?
A. career as TV stars
B. love for adventure
C. passion for wildlife
D. interest in animals
E. family relations

3. Bindi did not get formal education when she was young. This idea can be found in paragraph … .
A. 5
B. 4
C. 3
D. 2
E. 1

4. What do you think is her father’s favorite crocodile’s name?
A. Bindi Sue
B. Sue Irwin
C. Bindi
D. Steve
E. Bindi Irwin

5. When did her father die?
A. 2010
B. 2009
C. 2008
D. 2007
E. 2006

6. What is the name of the TV program she starred in, in memory of her father?
A. The Crocodile Hunter
B. My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter
C. Bindi: the Jungle Girl
D. Planet’s Best with Terri and Bindi
E. The Oprah Winfrey Show

7. What can we learn from the text about Bindi Irwin?
A. She shared her parent’s passion for wildlife
B. She and her mother visited the zoo every holiday
C. Her teacher taught her about various animals at school
D. She had a dream of building a big zoo in Australia
E. Her parents forced her to live among animals

8. How did Irwin’s family continue their life after Steve left them for good?
A. They continued doing things related to animals
B. They totally stopped working on animal projects
C. They kept hunting stingrays which had killed him
D. They appointed a team to investigate his tragic death
E. They sold all pets they had, then studied at a university

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