I wanna talk about

A wild pig outside your window? Can you imagine that in the city centre? Listen to Jannie's strange encounter with the wild boar.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Reorder the events in the order that you hear them.




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


hello every body
God bless me, I've encountered neither a boar nor any wild animal. When I was a kid, we had tow dogs in our yard both of them were really lovely, Unfortunately dogs was been killed by our neighbor, because they didn't let them go throw our garden. I really loved them.

Wild animals?
OMG! I don't want to remember that boar I bumped and that Komodo dragon sneaking up on me while I was lying on the beach...!

Have you ever experienced any strange but interesting incidents? Can you share with us?
Yes, I have. My lecturer told us that snakes like her before we have had our little trip to Halong bay in Vietnam. As we wanted to get on the boat after visiting the cave and shore, we saw snakes half standing in the water. The strange thing was that they were not slithering, but looking at something straightforward like they were in a trance. So, we did what others would do. Yup, we took a lot of photos of us on the bridge with the snakes in the water and posted on Facebook.
What do you think about wild animals? Have you ever come into contact with them?
I find them quite scary. For me, even dogs are terrifying although I know they usually do no harm unless they think they are in danger.

now start banking on your very pvt.piggy bank !

I don't really have experienced strange incident and I just meet some wild animals inbthe zoo but just looking at them.

hii guies.......i hve also an experience about a stray animal......it was a dog once i was in hurry because i was late for my school i was running fast but nearly there was a stray dog ......having seen me that also started to run behind me i got fright.....my God! i got tottaly......stuck n i took my steps faster thn that......n while running i reached at my destination......uffffff
when i thought about that day i remain laugh and laugh.

it was so interesting that could see a pig in business zone, I was so exciting to find out a English communicated platform to improve my English.

Is it possible to put the level at the bottom of the text, e.g. A1, B1? This makes it easier for us teachers looking for texts suitable for the classes we're teaching. Some of the texts on the site have the levels, but I noticved this one doesn't.

Hello markoliver,

We are currently working on tagging our materials with this (and other) information, but it is a time-consuming process. You can search for material by level: simply type the required level into the search window (B1, A2 etc.).

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team