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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.

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Task 2

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

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Task 3

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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yeah its confused is right one

Hi. Could you please help me? I can't get the meaning of this sentence "wild about wildlife". An then why in the previous episode Ashlie said "when we're finished" instead of "when we have finished?"…might it be like "when we are done?".. Thanks a lot. The animal who lives in me always made me doubtful. your assistance is monumentally important !! See you soon !

Hello apc,

If you look up 'be wild about' in our dictionary (see the search box on the right), you'll see what it means. You'll also find 'wildlife' there as well. If it's still not clear after that, please let me know and I'll explain it for you.

And yes, 'when we're finished' means the same thing as 'when we're done'. As you point out, you could also say 'when we have finished', though the other forms are just as common.

Keep that animal alive and curious!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi
soetimes the word pronunciarion on the dictionary and on the videos is different for example (primarily)
I'm confusing

Hi monaia,

There are many different accents and dialects in English, and none of them are the only 'correct' one. If a speaker in the video is from a different part of the world - even a different part of the country - then they will have a different accent.  It's part of the richness of the language, and something that is quite wonderful, I think.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I am from México. Excellent video, always will be good to think in the unprotected animals, wilds o pets, we are family and this represent our cultural values, please correct all grammar errors .
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 Hi teacher, I need some help. could you explain these sentences for me? 'cause i think it's kind of weird to understand..
1) Some of us have a passion for our pets, "the animals that become part of the family".
2) When man meets animal, it’s the wildlife that often comes off worse.
I'll wait your reply, sir :)
Anyway, thank you very much for providing such good videos for esl students so that we could improve our english over time. - ef14

Hi fernandd,

I'm not sure if it's the meaning of the sentences or the grammar which you'd like me to explain.  I'll assume it's the former; please post a reply if you have any specific question about the grammar of either or both sentences.

1) Pets are creatures who live with us and, for many people, are considered a part of the family once they have been with us for some time.  Of course, that's not to say that they are as important as our spouses or children, but rather to say that we see them as more than objects.

2) The meaning here is that humans cause more problems for animals than animals cause for humans, both directly (hunting and so on) and indirectly (damage to the environment and so on).  We often think of wild animals as dangerous but, in reality, the most dangerous animal in the world is us!

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,

I want to ask about your last sentence "the most dangerous animal in the world is us"

why did you use singular noun (ANIMAL) and verb (IS) to refer plural object (US)?

Can we use the plural one? "the most dangerous animals in the world are us"

Thanks in advance

Hello whdinata,

'the' + a singular noun can be used to say something about all the things referred to by a noun (see more on our definite article page). The number of a verb is determined by the number of its subject. Using the plural would imply that people are more than one kind of animal; since this is not the case, this sentence is incorrect (though people would understand it).

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team
 

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