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Wild Animals

Joe visits an animal shelter and learns how wild animals live in the city.

Task 1

Match the descriptions to the video sections.

Exercise

Task 2

Which of the sentences are true, and which are false?

Exercise

Task 3

Drag the phrases which mean the same as the words IN CAPITALS to the right places.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Hi, I actually have a problem with listening, so when I listen a native speaker I get confused specifically when it's British, maybe because I used to listen American accent a lot in movies, tv shows.... etc
Anyone can tell me what to do, I will appreciate

Hi Mohanad,

Listening can be a difficult skill to master because we can't control the text in the way that we can when reading. However, with practice it is possible to improve your listening skills.

Don't be afraid to use subtitles when watching a video or listening to a text. It can be very useful to read as well as listen as it helps you to develop a sense of how words are connected in fluent speech. It's also a good idea to watch more than once and try to speak with the speakers as you listen. This will help develop your speaking as well as listening and will give you a good sense of the rhythms and patterns of natural speech.

 

Try to learn some ways to control the conversation when you are speaking with someone live. Learn how to ask politely for them to slow down or pause for a moment, and learn how to ask them to repeat, to rephrase something or to explain what they mean. Remember that conversations are active interactions and you have a part to play in helping the other person communicate effectively with you.

 

There are many sources for listening materials online. Sites such as YouTube offer closed captions and these can be helpful, though they are often inaccurate. However, you can find many free audiobooks which you can listen to on your computer or phone. If you also download the original text then you can read and listen at the same time.

 

The more you practice, the better you will get. Good luck!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello guys!Here in my city in Brazil,we usually see toucan and little monkeys in the countrysides.

Hi Team,
I am wondering a bit about the sentence "When this little chap arrived he wasn’t strong enough to feed but now he’s well enough to survive in the wild." There are two questions of mine:
One, what does 'chap' here mean?
Two, why the man said "he's well enough" instead of he's good enough. I think he could say ''He get well enough". Is this possible?
Thank you

Hello Duy Nguyen,

'Chap' is an old-fashioned word for a man; 'little chap' is a humorous way to talk about a child.

'Well' can be an adverb (good > well) but it can also be an adjective meaning healthy. We use it in this way when we say 'Get well soon' to someone who is sick, or when we say 'I'm not well enough to come to work today'. In your sentence 'well' has this meaning.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Team
I think the second answer in Task 2 is ''false'', not ''true, according to the text.It refers ''most of the people are volunteers''.[That means maybe some people are paid.] Am I right?
Ever grateful,
nicoslado

Hello nikoslado,

The correct answer is 'True' because the next sentence says 'None of them (i.e. the people who work here) are paid'.

This, of course, would suggest that some of the people who work there are not volunteers but are also not paid. This sounds strange but it is possible. For example, there could be some people who are sent to work at the centre, such students doing internships as part of their studies.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!

In the city I am usually see birds, dogs and cats.

The people who speaks about themselves like animal lovers are vegetarian, or animal lovers mean they love to eat animal flesh, or that people love one type of animal like part of their family but others love like as a steak, which groups are right? Whatever, if someone drink cow milk -- he must not to eat cow meat because she is a mother.

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