In pairs, discuss the answers to the following questions, based on the text in Activity 3. Share your answers with the class.
One of Four Remaining Yangtze Turtles Dies in China
One of the world's rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just three remaining.
Also known as Rafetus swinhoei, the female turtle died in the Suzhou zoo in southern China.
Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly before she died.
The species is critically endangered due to hunting, overfishing, and the destruction of its habitat.
One male is left in the Chinese zoo while two other turtles live in the wild in Vietnam. The elusive nature of the turtle means it has been difficult to identify the latter's gender.
Local staff and international experts had attempted to artificially inseminate the female 24 hours before she died.
They said, "There were no complications from the operation and she had been in fine health after the procedure, but deteriorated the next day."
The cause of her death is being investigated and the turtle's ovarian tissue was collected for future research.
Adopted from: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47932731 (April 15, 2019)
Why is there a sentence written between quotation marks? What do you call such a sentence?
Quotation marks dalam bahasa Indonesia berarti tanda kutip. Fungsi tanda kutip atau tanda petik (dua) digunakan untuk mengapit petikan langsung yang berasal dari pembicaraan dan naskah atau bahan tertulis. Penulis berita mengutip perkataan para narasumber yang ada di berita. Tanda petik pada teks tersebut ada karena merupakan kutipan langsung dari pembicara yang memberikan informasi terkait kematian kura-kura Yangtze yang langka. Kalimat dengan tanda petik disebut direct speech.
Maka jawaban dari pertanyaan; why is there a sentence written between quotation marks? What do you call such a sentence? adalah the quotation marks in the text exist because it is a direct quote from the speaker that provides information regarding the death of the rare Yangtze turtle. The sentence with quotation marks is called direct speech.
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