English Listening Lesson on Cats

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THE LESSON ON CATS

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I love cats because they are independent. They help us relax by letting us pet them. You can play with them too. Making them chase a piece of string or a beam of light is very funny, indeed. But a drawback of having a cat is that they can be too talkative. My cat always meows when she wants to eat. And she tries to make us give her our food when we are eating, especially when we are having fish for dinner. On the order hand, owning a cat has its advantages. For example, they catch mice and other small animals. For cats, catching and giving small animals to their owners is a sign of generosity. Sometimes my cat brings animals who are not dead into the house. I really don't like it when she does that.

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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

From: I love cats because they are independent. They help us relax by letting (1) ______________________. You can play with them too. Making them chase                                   (2) ________________ string or a (3) _________________ is very funny, indeed. But a drawback of having a cat is that they can (4) _____________________. My cat always     (5) ______________________ wants to eat. And she tries to make us give her our food when we are eating, especially when we are having
(6) ______________________. On the order hand, owning a cat (7) ______________________. For example, they catch mice (8) ______________________ animals. For cats, catching and giving small animals to their owners is (9) ______________________ generosity. Sometimes my cat brings animals that are not dead into the house. I really don't like it (10) __________________ that.

CORRECT THE SPELLING

From: I love cats because they are (1) ndinedepnte. They help us relax by letting us pet them. You can play with them too. Making them chase a piece of (2) tsgrni or a beam of light is very funny, indeed. But a (3) drbkaacw of having a cat is that they can be too talkative. My cat always (4) oemsw when she wants to eat. And she tries to make us give her our food when we are eating, (5) ealyipcsle when we are having fish for dinner. On the order hand, owning a cat has its (6) naaevtsagd. For example, they catch (7) eicm and other small animals. For cats, catching and giving small animals to their (8) wnreos is a sign of                     (9) nyirtsgeeo. Sometimes my cat brings (10) lsnamai that are not dead into the house. I really don't like it when she does that.

UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

From: I love cats (1) are they independent because. They help us relax by letting us pet them. (2) play too You can them with. Making them chase a (3) or string of beam piece of a light is very funny, indeed. But (4) having a of a drawback cat is that (5) too they can be talkative. My cat always meows
(6) she to when eat wants. And she tries to make us give her our food when we are eating, especially when we are having fish for dinner. (7) hand order the On, owning a cat has its advantages. For example, (8) catch mice they and other small animals. For cats, catching and giving small animals to their (9) owners sign a is of generosity. Sometimes my cat brings animals that are not dead into the house. I really don't
(10) it like that when she does.

DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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STUDENT CATS SURVEY

From: Write five GOOD questions about cats in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.
When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

From: Write about cats for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other's work.
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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about cats. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about cats. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
4. CATS POSTER Make a poster about cats. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.
5. MY CATS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on cats. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your social media account, or any other online tool to share your opinions on cats. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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