The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Dog lovers know that dogs get jealous. A new study shows this is true. A university conducted research into dogs and jealousy. The research came after a professor saw her parents' three dogs behaving strangely. When she stroked them, they became aggressive towards each other. They tried to knock her hand away so they could get "exclusive attention". She said: "That got me to thinking about jealousy in dogs."



Researchers used a children's jealousy test on 36 different dogs and recorded their reactions. The dogs' owner read from a book while petting a toy dog and a Halloween lantern. The researchers wanted to see if the dogs were jealous of the toy dog and lantern. They found that the dogs were twice more jealous of the toy dog. The researcher wants to understand more about jealousy. It is a leading cause of murders around the world.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/dogs-feel-jealous-of-rival-pets-study-finds-20140724-zw8o7.html#ixzz38LhmU5ma
  • http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dogs-experience-jealousy/
  • http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-usa-dogs-jealousy-idUSKBN0FS2G520140723


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Dog lovers know that

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towards each other

2.

A new study shows

b.

about jealousy in dogs

3.

behaving

c.

her hand away

4.

they became aggressive

d.

dogs get jealous

5.

They tried to knock

e.

strangely

6.

That got me to thinking

f.

this is true



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Researchers used a children's

a.

jealous of the toy dog

2.

recorded their

b.

a toy dog

3.

petting

c.

of murders

4.

the dogs were jealous

d.

jealousy test

5.

the dogs were twice more

e.

of the toy dog

6.

a leading cause

f.

reactions





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

(1) ___________________ dogs get jealous. A new study shows this is true. A university (2) ___________________ into dogs and jealousy. The research came after a professor saw her parents' three (3) ___________________. When she stroked them, they became (4) ___________________ each other. They tried to (5) ___________________ away so they could get "exclusive attention". She said: "That got me to (6) ___________________ in dogs."

Researchers used a children's (7) ___________________ 36 different dogs and (8) ___________________. The dogs' owner read from a book while (9) ___________________ and a Halloween lantern. The researchers wanted to see if the dogs were jealous of the (10) ___________________. They found that the (11) ___________________ jealous of the toy dog. The researcher wants to understand more about jealousy. It is (12) ___________________ murders around the world.

JEALOUSY SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about jealousy 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.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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f)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about jealousy for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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Answers

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