General Listening Quiz

“Enjoying the Zoo”

Level: Topic: Type: Speakers: Length:
difficult animals conversation man – young boy 02:24

Pre-Listening Exercise

What animals do you enjoy seeing at a zoo, including those that you would see on safari trips or Arctic sightseeing tours? What do like most about these animals?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Zoos can be wonderful places to visit with family and friends. Do you have any favorite memories as a child when you spent time with family or friends? What animals did you enjoy watching the most? Sometimes there are concerns about the conditions at zoos under which the animals live. What things can be done to create a better environment for animals at zoos? Discuss your ideas with a partner.

Online Investigation

Think of one exotic animal you might find at a zoo. Use the Internet to reseach these questions about it. Share your findings.

  • Where can you find the animal in the world?
  • What does it eat?
  • What are the animal’s predators?
  • If you found yourself in a cage with this animal, how would you feel and what would you do?
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