The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Dog lovers have known for ages that pets get jealous. A new study has shown that this is true. The University of California conducted research into dogs and jealousy. A professor investigated canine jealousy after she saw her parents' three dogs behaving strangely. She said that when she stroked two of the dogs at the same time, they became aggressive towards each other. The two dogs tried to knock her hand away so they could get maximum attention. She said: "I was petting them….They wanted exclusive attention. That got me to thinking about jealousy in dogs."



The professor used a jealousy test usually used on children. Researchers conducted tests on 36 different dogs and recorded their reactions. The dogs' owner read a passage from a book while petting a toy dog with a wagging tail, and a Halloween lantern. Harris wanted to see if the dogs were jealous of the owner petting the toy dog and the lantern. She saw that the dogs were twice as jealous of the toy dog. A third of the dogs tried to get between the toy and its owner. The professor wants to understand jealousy more. It is a leading cause of non-accidental homicide.

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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

a.

her hand away

2.

A new study has

b.

two of the dogs

3.

canine

c.

shown that this is true

4.

behaving

d.

lovers

5.

she stroked

e.

jealousy

6.

they became aggressive

f.

attention

7.

The two dogs tried to knock

g.

strangely

8.

They wanted exclusive

h.

towards each other



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Researchers conducted

a.

as jealous

2.

recorded their

b.

tail

3.

a passage

c.

cause

4.

a wagging

d.

tests on 36 different dogs

5.

the dogs were twice

e.

homicide

6.

get between the

f.

from a book

7.

It is a leading

g.

toy and its owner

8.

non-accidental

h.

reactions





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Dog lovers (1) ___________________ that pets get jealous. A new study has shown that this is true. The University of California (2) ___________________ dogs and jealousy. A professor investigated canine jealousy after she saw her parents' three dogs (3) ___________________. She said that when she stroked two of the dogs (4) ___________________, they became aggressive towards each other. The two dogs tried to (5) ___________________ so they could (6) ___________________. She said: "I was petting them….They wanted exclusive attention. That got me to thinking about jealousy in dogs."

The professor (7) ___________________ usually used on children. Researchers conducted tests on 36 different dogs and recorded their reactions. The dogs' owner (8) ___________________ a book while petting a toy dog (9) ___________________, and a Halloween lantern. Harris wanted to see if the dogs (10) ___________________ owner petting the toy dog and the lantern. She saw that the dogs were (11) ___________________ the toy dog. A third of the dogs tried to get between the toy and its owner. The professor wants to understand jealousy more. It (12) ___________________ non-accidental homicide.

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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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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d)

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e)

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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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FREE WRITING

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

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