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Wildlife
Lesson code: J4FB-I4N8-PGF7 UPPER INTERMEDIATE +

1 Habitats
Match the following habitats with the wildlife that is typically found there.

Habitat Wildlife
1. a savanna a. bears, bees, wild boar, wolves
2. a rainforest b. fish, beavers, frogs, dragonflies
3. a temperate forest c. lions, giraffes, cheetahs, crocodiles, bushes
4. a reef d. monkeys, jaguars, leopards, parrots
5. a desert e. scorpions, lizards, snakes, camels, cactus plants
6. a lake f. sharks, rays, eels, coral

2 Talking point
What habitats and wildlife do you have in your country? Are there any `endangered species' and
protected natural areas?

3 Nature sounds
Complete the similes with the animals below.

bird chicken duck horse lion parrot pig wolf

1. roar like a
2. chirp like a
3. howl like a
4. grunt like a
5. quack like a
6. cluck like a
7. squawk like a
8. neigh like a

Now check your answers by listening to the recording.


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4 Animal body parts


Label the pictures with the names of animal body parts.

a beak a fin claws


gills hooves
paws spots stripes
tusks

2.
1. 3.

5. 6.
4.

9.
7. 8.

What other animal body parts can you name?

Work in pairs. Cover up the pictures. Select an animal below. Your partner should try to name as many
body parts as possible:

a shark a zebra an eagle an elephant a cheetah a snake


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5 Animals in action
Look at the sentences below. What do you think the underlined verbs mean? Select from the
choices and watch the video clips to check your answers. To play the video clips, scan the
QR code with your mobile device or go to: http://www.linguahouse.com/d23bc624-b38f-0944-edc9-
efdf0050a37b/Wildlife-Ex5/videoPlayer.html

1. The animals are grazing in the field.


a. eating grass b. resting c. sleeping

2. The predator is about to pounce on its prey.


a. spit b. jump c. fall

3. The birds are feeding their young.


a. giving food to b. caring for c. protecting

4. The dog is sniffing something.


a. licking b. playing with c. smelling

5. The bears are play-fighting.


a. fighting without b. fighting and playing c. playing
causing injury

6. The birds are scavenging along the riverbank.


a. hunting b. feeding on dead c. giving birth
animals

7. The insects are mating.


a. hunting b. pairing to reproduce c. laying eggs

6 Wildlife idioms
In pairs, study the underlined idioms below. Match them to the definitions on the next page.

1. Patrick talks tough, but he won't hurt you. He is really all bark and no bite.
2. I had butterflies in my stomach before my job interview.
3. Akiko has really come out of her shell since she moved away from her parents' home.
4. Trying to convince her to travel with us is like flogging a dead horse. There's no chance she'll
change her mind.
5. Paul is no spring chicken anymore. But he still thinks he can run a marathon.
6. After the soldier lost his weapon, he became a sitting duck.
7. Andrew has come late almost every day this week. His wife is starting to smell a rat.
8. We had a whale of a time at the party last night.
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a. a very easy target


b. behaves aggressively towards other people but not willing to physically fight them
c. enjoyed ourselves very much
d. no longer young
e. stopped being shy and reserved
f. suspect something
g. wasting your efforts trying to convince someone to do something
h. was very nervous

7 Talking point
Discuss any of the questions below:

1. Have you ever been to a wildlife reserve? What did you see there?
2. What are the pros and cons of keeping a pet?
3. What is the most unusual pet you have ever seen?
4. Do you think people should wear fur coats?
5. Have you ever had butterflies in stomach? What happened?
6. Have you ever felt like you were flogging a dead horse?

8 Review and vocabulary development


Don't forget what you learned in this lesson! Go to www.linguahouse.com, click `Learning English' and
enter Lesson code: QWERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM1234567890-.

Learn and review over 30 idioms related to animals. Go to http://www.linguahouse.com/learning-


english/general-english/idioms-with-names-of-animals/aca9b3ac-b30b-a5a4-4180-8a085667804d/
or scan the code on the right with your mobile device.
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1- Habitats

Explain what a `habitat' is: an area or natural environment in which something normally lives. Point out that
`habitat' can be countable or uncountable, e.g.
`The panda's natural habitat is the bamboo forest.' (COUNTABLE)
`the destruction of habitat' (UNCOUNTABLE)
Point out that `wildlife' is always uncountable.

1. c 2. d 3. a 4. f 5. e 6. b

2- Talking point

In a multi-lingual class, the students can work in pairs, ideally with partners of different nationalities and access
to dictionaries.

3- Nature sounds

Explain the term `simile' - an expression in which two unlike things are compared..

1. lion 2. bird 3. wolf 4. pig 5. duck 6. chicken 7. parrot 8. horse

Play the audio file or scan the QR code with a mobile device (make sure you have a QR code reader app installed
as well as internet access). Students listen to the animal sounds and check their answers.

4- Animal body parts

1. a beak 2. claws 3. gills 4. spots 5. paws 6. hooves 7. stripes 8. tusks 9. a fin

5- Animals in action

Students try to guess the meaning of the verbs. To play the clips, either download and open the video file, enter
the video link in a web browser or scan the printed QR code with a mobile device. Alternatively, students with
smartphones can access the video with their own devices.
1. a 2. b 3. a 4. c 5. a 6. b 7. b

6- Wildlife idioms

1. b 2. h 3. e 4. g 5. d 6. a 7. f 8. c

7- Talking point
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