Vocabulary 3: Animals
1 a Complete each of the gaps with the names of animals from the box to complete these well-known similes. The first one has been done for you.
bat bee fox lamb lion mouse mule owl OX peacock
1 as stubborn as a mule 6 as proud as a
2 as blind as a 7 as quiet as a
3 as busy as a 8 as gentle as a
4 as cunning as a 9 as strong as an
5 as brave as a 10 as wise as an
b Do you know any people who could be described using one or more of the similes above? Give details. ··
My brother's as stubborn as a mule. Even when he knows he's wrong, he won't change his mind or do things differently. Last weekend, when I asked him to ...
2 Complete these expressions using the names of the animals from the box.
bear cat dog fish fly frog horse
1 She's so kind and gentle. She wouldn't hurt a _________ _
2 I'm so hungry I could eat a ________ _
3 I know you're upset about splitting up with Gary, but there are plenty more____ in the sea.
4 My two kids fight like _________ and _________ all the time.
5 I was so pleased to see him again, I rushed up and gave him a big _____________ hug.
6 I'm sorry I can't speak any louder. I've got a ____________ in my throat.
3 Match each of these groups of nouns to an animal from the box.
bird cat fish horse
a b C d
feathers gills whiskers hooves
beak scales paw tail
wings fin fur mane
4 Discuss the following with your partner, giving reasons for your answers.
Which of the animals in exercises 1 and 2:
What to expect in the exam
In Part 3 of the Speaking test, the examiner explains the first task and gives you 15 seconds of silent preparation time. You then have two minutes to discuss the task with your partner.
At the end of the two minutes, the examiner explains the second task and gives you a further minute to complete it.
When you do the following Speaking Part 3 tasks, practise keeping to these time limits.
1 Imagine that a school is organizing its annual Careers Day, on which people from different professions inform school leavers about the jobs they do. The jobs below all involve working with animals. Talk with your partner about what you think are the good and bad points about doing these jobs.
What are the good and bad points about doing these jobs?
Pet shop owner
Police dog handler
2 Now decide which two jobs school leavers would be most interested to hear about.
One good/bad thing about this job is ..... .
The best/worst thing about this job is .... .
On the plus/positive side, you can/don't have to ... On the minus/negative side, you can't/have to ...
It must be very rewarding/pleasant/tiring/unpleasant to ...
You have to spend a lot of time grooming/cleaning/working ...
Discuss the following questions with your partner.
آغاز دوره های آنلاین آموزش زبان توسط استاد خصوصیاینجا کلیک کنید
با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.
هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.