The Reading / Listening - Reindeer - Level 0

A man photographed a rare white reindeer in Norway. He was hiking and saw a small white animal. He said it was so white, "he almost disappeared into the snow". He said the experience was "magical". The reindeer was very calm. The man said: "He behaved as if he was posing for my photos. He was very curious."



The photo has gone viral on social media. It has been liked over 30,000 times. It is good luck to see a white reindeer. Santa's sleigh is pulled by flying reindeer to deliver presents. Santa's reindeer are brown. A white reindeer is white because of a problem that removes colour from its fur. In the USA, reindeer are known as caribou.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Reindeer - Level 1 Reindeer - Level 2   or  Reindeer - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46442538
  • https://globalnews.ca/news/4726909/rare-white-reindeer-calf/
  • https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/white-reindeer-captured-by-norweigan-photographer-mads-nordsveen-instagram-northern-norway-sami-people/118142


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 rare white
  2. He was
  3. a small
  4. he almost disappeared
  5. He said the experience
  6. The reindeer
  7. he was posing
  8. He was very
  1. was very calm
  2. into the snow
  3. curious
  4. hiking
  5. for my photos
  6. reindeer
  7. was "magical"
  8. white animal

Paragraph 2

  1. The photo has gone viral
  2. It has been liked
  3. It is good luck to
  4. pulled by flying reindeer to
  5. Santa's reindeer
  6. A white reindeer is white
  7. removes colour from
  8. reindeer are known
  1. its fur
  2. see a white reindeer
  3. deliver presents
  4. as caribou
  5. because of a problem
  6. over 30,000 times
  7. on social media
  8. are brown

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man photographed a rare (1) ___________________ Norway. He was hiking (2) ___________________ small white animal. He said it (3) ___________________, "he almost disappeared into the snow". He said (4) ___________________ "magical". The reindeer (5) ___________________. The man said: "He behaved as if he was posing (6) ___________________. He was very curious."

The photo has (7) ___________________ social media. It has been liked over 30,000 times. It (8) ___________________ to see a white reindeer. Santa's sleigh (9) ___________________ flying reindeer (10) ___________________. Santa's reindeer are brown. A white reindeer is white because (11) ___________________ that removes colour from its fur. In the USA, reindeer (12) ___________________ caribou.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmanphotographedararewhitereindeerinNorway.Hewashikingands
awasmallwhiteanimal.Hesaiditwassowhite,"healmostdisappearedin
tothesnow".Hesaidtheexperiencewas"magical".Thereindeerwasver
ycalm.Themansaid:"Hebehavedasifhewasposingformyphotos.Hew
asverycurious."Thephotohasgoneviralonsocialmedia.Ithasbeenlike
dover30,000times.Itisgoodlucktoseeawhitereindeer.Santa'ssleighi
spulledbyflyingreindeertodeliverpresents.Santa'sreindeerarebrown
.Awhitereindeeriswhitebecauseofaproblemthatremovescolourfromi
tsfur.IntheUSA,reindeerareknownascaribou.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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