The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A photo of Britain's Prince George has made animal rights groups angry. The photo was for the prince's third birthday. It shows him offering white chocolate ice cream to his pet dog. The charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), said Prince George was trying to be kind to his dog, but it wasn't a good thing to do. It said chocolate and ice cream are bad for dogs. The RSPCA said it did not advise others to do the same as George.



Some people said Prince George was not wrong. They said a three-year-old does not know what is dangerous for dogs. They also said the dog was not eating the ice cream. The RSPCA said: "It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog cool". It added: "We would advise pet owners to be [careful] when giving their dogs food meant for [humans]." Chocolate poisons dogs, and can kill them. 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A photo of Britain's
  2. made animal rights
  3. The photo was for the prince's
  4. offering white chocolate ice cream
  5. George was trying to be
  6. it wasn't a good thing
  7. chocolate and ice cream
  8. do the same
  1. to his pet dog
  2. third birthday
  3. Prince George
  4. are bad for dogs
  5. as George
  6. kind to his dog
  7. to do
  8. groups angry

Paragraph 2

  1. Some people said Prince George
  2. a three-year-
  3. the dog was not
  4. trying to help keep his family dog
  5. pet
  6. giving their dogs food meant
  7. Chocolate poisons
  8. Ice cream is bad
  1. cool
  2. dogs
  3. owners
  4. for their stomach
  5. eating the ice cream
  6. was not wrong
  7. old
  8. for humans

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A photo of Britain's Prince George (1) ___________________ rights groups angry. The photo was for the prince's third birthday. It (2) ___________________ white chocolate ice cream to his pet dog. The charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention (3) ___________________ Animals (RSPCA), said Prince George was trying to be kind to his dog, but it (4) ___________________ to do. It said chocolate and ice cream (5) ___________________. The RSPCA said it did not advise (6) ___________________ same as George.

Some people said Prince George (7) ___________________. They said a three-year-old does (8) ___________________ dangerous for dogs. They also (9) ___________________ not eating the ice cream. The RSPCA said: "It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help (10) ___________________ dog cool". It added: "We would advise (11) ___________________ [careful] when giving their dogs food meant for [humans]." Chocolate poisons dogs, and can kill them. Ice cream (12) ___________________ stomach.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AphotoofBritain'sPrinceGeorgehasmadeanimalrightsgroupsangry.T
hephotowasfortheprince'sthirdbirthday.Itshowshimofferingwhitech
ocolateicecreamtohispetdog.Thecharity,theRoyalSocietyforthePrev
entionofCrueltytoAnimals(RSPCA),saidPrinceGeorgewastryingtobe
kindtohisdog,butitwasn'tagoodthingtodo.Itsaidchocolateandicecre
amarebadfordogs.TheRSPCAsaiditdidnotadviseotherstodothesame
asGeorge.SomepeoplesaidPrinceGeorgewasnotwrong.Theysaidath
ree-year-olddoesnotknowwhatisdangerousfordogs.Theyalsosaidt
hedogwasnoteatingtheicecream.TheRSPCAsaid:"ItislovelythatPrin
ceGeorgeistryingtohelpkeephisfamilydogcool".Itadded:"Wewoulda
dvisepetownerstobe[careful]whengivingtheirdogsfoodmeantfor[hu
mans]."Chocolatepoisonsdogs,andcankillthem.Icecreamisbadforth
eirstomach.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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