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Through 8 comprehension questions students can hone their deep listening skills. There are four open-ended questions and four multiple chopice questions.
If you wish to assign this quiz as homework, your students will be able to self-correct themselves with the model answers provided with the open-ended questions (after comparing their anwers to the model answers, they can either click "I got it wrong" or "I got it right").
Experts including the cartoonist Simon Tofield discuss the various sounds that pet cats make.
5 minutes 25 seconds
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Simon's cat episodes have become a top hit in English classes.
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2)
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1. Do you have a cat?
2. If yes, what kinds of sounds does your cat use to communicate with you?
3. Do you usually understand what your cat wants to say?
4. Would you rescue a cat from the street or an animal shelter?
5. Does any of your friends or relatives have a cat? If yes, tell me a bit about that cat.
loud and chatty, expressing opinions in a public and forceful way
in contrast to
unlike, as opposed to
rescue cat n.
a cat rescued from the street or an animal shelter
as a consequence
as a result, because of this
feeling or showing love and affection
make up for sg. by
to compensate for the lack of sg by sg
to make the low, soft sound that a cat usually makes when it is happy
used to describe an animal (such as a cat or dog) that has escaped and become wild
the emotions showing on your face
meaning communicated through body movements and postures
to answer, react
[of an animal] to make a deep threatening sound
feeling that somebody may hurt you
stay back v.
not come any closer, keep your distance
low, e.g. "low-pitched sound"
making (someone) afraid
back off v.
to move backward and go away
make a sound like a long “s”
be poorly socialized
have poor, weak social skills
get sy health-checked
take to the doctor
not obvious, hiding in the background
rule out v.
to no longer consider (someone or something) as a possibility after careful thought or study
be familiar with sg
know about something
stretched out adj.
extended, spread out
to mesh together well, to be a good match
give it a go (idiom)
try something for the first time