The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A photo of Britain's Prince George made an animal charity angry. It shows him giving chocolate ice cream to his dog. The charity, the RSPCA, said George was being kind to his dog, but it wasn't a good thing to do. It said chocolate and ice cream are bad for dogs. It told people not to do the same as George.



Some people said George was not wrong. A three-year-old does not know what is dangerous for dogs. They said the dog was not eating the ice cream. The RSPCA said it was nice that George is being kind. It said pet owners should be careful about the food they give pets. Chocolate can kill dogs. Ice cream is bad for their stomach.

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Sources
  • http://time.com/4419956/prince-george-birthday-photo/
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/23/prince-george-ice-cream-animal-cruelty_n_11153632.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/22/prince-george-photographs-third-birthday


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A photo of Britain's
  2. made an animal
  3. giving chocolate ice cream
  4. George was
  5. it wasn't a good
  6. chocolate and ice cream are
  7. It told people
  8. do the same
  1. charity angry
  2. bad for dogs
  3. Prince George
  4. as George
  5. being kind to his dog
  6. not to
  7. to his dog
  8. thing to do

Paragraph 2

  1. Some people said George
  2. A three-year-
  3. know what is dangerous
  4. the dog was not
  5. pet
  6. be careful about the food they
  7. Chocolate can
  8. ice cream is bad for
  1. for dogs
  2. give pets
  3. kill dogs
  4. old
  5. their stomach
  6. eating the ice cream
  7. was not wrong
  8. owners

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A photo of Britain's Prince George (1) ___________________ charity angry. It (2) ___________________ chocolate ice cream to his dog. The charity, the RSPCA, said George (3) ___________________ to his dog, but it wasn't (4) ___________________ do. It said chocolate and ice cream are (5) ___________________. It told people not to (6) ___________________ George.

Some people said George (7) ___________________. A three-year-old does not know (8) ___________________ for dogs. They said the dog (9) ___________________ the ice cream. The RSPCA said it was nice that George (10) ___________________. It said pet owners (11) ___________________ about the food they give pets. Chocolate can kill dogs. Ice cream (12) ___________________ stomach.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AphotoofBritain'sPrinceGeorgemadeananimalcharityangry.Itshows
himgivingchocolateicecreamtohisdog.Thecharity,theRSPCA,saidGe
orgewasbeingkindtohisdog,butitwasn'tagoodthingtodo.Itsaidchoco
lateandicecreamarebadfordogs.IttoldpeoplenottodothesameasGeo
rge.SomepeoplesaidGeorgewasnotwrong.Athree-year-olddoesn
otknowwhatisdangerousfordogs.Theysaidthedogwasnoteatingtheic
ecream.TheRSPCAsaiditwasnicethatGeorgeisbeingkind.Itsaidpeto
wnersshouldbecarefulaboutthefoodtheygivepets.Chocolatecankilld
ogs.Icecreamisbadfortheirstomach.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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