The Reading / Listening - Loch Ness Monster - Level 0

A monster might live in a deep lake in Scotland. It is called the Loch Ness Monster. It looks like a dinosaur. People first saw it in 1933. Scientists will use a special technique called eDNA sampling. They will try to find some of the monster's DNA. A professor says this will show if the monster is real.



Scientists tried to find the monster before. They put machines at the bottom of the lake. The monster is often in the newspapers. All photographs of it are not clear. Some people say they are car tyres. The professor will test water from the lake. If he finds new DNA, that could belong to Nessie.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Loch Ness Monster - Level 1 Loch Ness Monster - Level 2   or  Loch Ness Monster - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/23/edna-sampling-loch-ness-monster-nessie-scotland/
  • https://abcnews.go.com/US/scientists-search-proof-loch-ness-monster/story?id=55378010
  • https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/loch-ness-monster-scotland-environmental-dna-science/


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 monster might live in
  2. It is called the
  3. It looks like a
  4. People first saw it
  5. Scientists will use a special
  6. They will try to find some of the
  7. A professor says this will
  8. if the monster
  1. is real
  2. in 1933
  3. show
  4. a deep lake
  5. dinosaur
  6. technique
  7. Loch Ness Monster
  8. monster's DNA

Paragraph 2

  1. Scientists tried to find the monster
  2. at the bottom of
  3. The monster is often in
  4. photographs of
  5. Some people say they
  6. The professor will test water
  7. If he finds new
  8. that could belong
  1. the newspapers
  2. DNA
  3. it are not clear
  4. from the lake
  5. to Nessie
  6. the lake
  7. are car tyres
  8. before

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A monster (1) ___________________ a deep lake in Scotland. It is called the Loch Ness Monster. It (2) ___________________ dinosaur. People (3) ___________________ in 1933. Scientists will use a (4) ___________________ eDNA sampling. They will try to find (5) ___________________ monster's DNA. A professor says this will (6) ___________________ monster is real.

Scientists tried (7) ___________________ monster before. They put machines (8) ___________________ of the lake. The monster is (9) ___________________ newspapers. All photographs (10) ___________________ not clear. Some people say they are car tyres. The professor (11) ___________________ from the lake. If he finds new DNA, that (12) ___________________ Nessie.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmonstermightliveinadeeplakeinScotland.ItiscalledtheLochNessMo
nster.Itlookslikeadinosaur.Peoplefirstsawitin1933.Scientistswilluse
aspecialtechniquecalledeDNAsampling.Theywilltrytofindsomeofthe
monster'sDNA.Aprofessorsaysthiswillshowifthemonsterisreal.Scien
tiststriedtofindthemonsterbefore.Theyputmachinesatthebottomoft
helake.Themonsterisofteninthenewspapers.Allphotographsofitaren
otclear.Somepeoplesaytheyarecartyres.Theprofessorwilltestwaterf
romthelake.IfhefindsnewDNA,thatcouldbelongtoNessie.

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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