You have 20 minutes to plan and write your response. Your response will be judged on the basis of the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the points in the lecture and their relationship to the reading passage. Typically, an effective response will be 150 to 225 words. Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they cast doubt on the specific solutions presented the reading passage.
The reading and the lecture are both about the cane toad found in Australia. The author of the reading feels that there are three possible explanations for the control of their population in Australia. The lecture challenges the claims made by the author. In his opinion, those ways are not successful for the stop the spreading of the toad population. To begin with, the author argues that the toad population can be controlled by making a national fence, which prevents them from the remaining parts of Australia. In the article, it is mentioned that this process was successful for rabbits and other animals there. This specific argument challenges the claims made by the author. He argues that this way is not appropriate to control because young toads and eggs can easily move from one part to another part of the country. Secondly, the writer suggests that toads populations are controlled by capture and destruction with the help of volunteers. In the article, it said that if the government organize the companion, the citizen will also help to destroy the eggs and young toads. However, the lecturer rebuts this by mentioning that untrained Australians and volunteers would not control them. He claims that they can easily distinguish Australian frogs from toads, so there are chances to destroy native frogs rather than toads. Finally, the author posits that toads can be removed by inventing a disease-causing virus, which only affects toads besides the other amphibian species. So, it can only harmful for cane toads and they can easily control maturing and reproducing. In contrast, the lecturer's position is that due to this virus it would be terrible consequences for the other animals too. He notes that they are transported to other cultures, due to which ecological disaster and whole systems will be unbalanced.
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