The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A Brad Pitt movie has scared farm animals. The movie is called 'The Lost City of Z'. It is about a British soldier. He got lost in the Brazilian jungle. He was looking for an old city called Z. Film makers made loud bangs for special effects. However, farmers said the loud bangs frightened their animals. Mr Pitt is the movie's producer.



Local people said the bangs slowly became louder. It sounded like a war. The noise shook windows. Farmers' animals were scared. A dog was shivering under a chair. Cows were crying in fear. Mr Pitt loves animals. He might be sad if he knows the animals were scared. He might give the farmers something to say sorry.

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Sources
    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/24/brad-pitt-movie-northern-ireland-farm-animals-frightened
    http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/09/brad-pitt-lost-city-of-z-animals
    http://mashable.com/2015/09/24/brad-pitt-scaring-chickens/#vUiPL2wTkZqC


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

scared farm

a.

jungle

2.

The movie is called

b.

frightened their animals

3.

It is about a

c.

'The Lost City of Z'

4.

He got lost in the Brazilian

d.

producer

5.

He was looking

e.

effects

6.

loud bangs for special

f.

animals

7.

the loud bangs

g.

for an old city

8.

Mr Pitt is the movie's

h.

British soldier



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Local

a.

sorry

2.

the bangs slowly became

b.

a chair

3.

It sounded

c.

people

4.

The noise shook

d.

animals were scared

5.

A dog was shivering under

e.

louder

6.

Cows were

f.

like a war

7.

He might be sad if he knows the

g.

windows

8.

say

h.

crying in fear

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A Brad Pitt movie (1) ___________________ has scared farm animals. The (2) ___________________ 'The Lost City of Z'. It is about a British soldier. He (3) ___________________ Brazilian jungle. He was (4) ___________________ an old city called Z. Film makers made loud bangs (5) ___________________. However, farmers said the loud bangs frightened their animals. Mr Pitt (6) ___________________ producer.

Local people said the bangs (7) ___________________. It sounded (8) ___________________. The noise shook windows. Farmers' animals were "scared. A dog (9) __________________ a chair. Cows were (10) ___________________. Mr Pitt loves animals. He (11) ___________________ he knows the animals were scared. He might give the farmers (12) ________________ sorry.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ABradPittmoviehasscaredfarmanimals.Themovieiscalled'TheLostCi
tyofZ'.ItisaboutaBritishsoldier.HegotlostintheBrazilianjungle.Hewa
slookingforanoldcitycalledZ.Filmmakersmadeloudbangsforspeciale
ffects.However,farmerssaidtheloudbangsfrightenedtheiranimals.M
rPittisthemovie'sproducer.Localpeoplesaidthebangsslowlybecamel
ouder.Itsoundedlikeawar.Thenoiseshookwindows.Farmers'animals
were"scared.Adogwasshiveringunderachair.Cowswerecryinginfear.
MrPittlovesanimals.Hemightbesadifheknowstheanimalswerescared
.Hemightgivethefarmerssomethingtosaysorry.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about farm animals for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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