The Reading / Listening - Mission Jurassic - Level 0

There is a big dinosaur dig called Mission Jurassic in the USA. Scientists who study fossils will go there. It is at a site called the Jurassic Mile. Scientists will try to find bones from the Jurassic Era, 150 million years ago. They already found many interesting things. They found dinosaur footprints, fossils and bones.



The bones will go in the world's largest children's museum. A co-leader of the dig wants to find new kinds of dinosaurs, animals and plants. A museum professor wants to build a picture of what the Jurassic world looked like 150 million years ago. He wants to find fossils from plants, crocodiles, mammals, lizards and sea life.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Mission Jurassic - Level 1 Mission Jurassic - Level 2   or  Mission Jurassic - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.nhm.ac.uk
  • https://www.thetimes.co.uk
  • https://www.bbc.com


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. There is a big dinosaur dig
  2. Scientists who
  3. It is at a site called
  4. Scientists will try
  5. the Jurassic
  6. They already
  7. dinosaur
  8. fossils
  1. footprints
  2. Era
  3. to find bones
  4. and bones
  5. found many
  6. called Mission Jurassic
  7. the Jurassic Mile
  8. study fossils

Paragraph 2

  1. the world's largest children's
  2. A co-leader
  3. find new kinds
  4. A museum professor wants to
  5. what the Jurassic world
  6. 150 million
  7. He wants to find fossils
  8. sea
  1. years ago
  2. of dinosaurs
  3. life
  4. of the dig
  5. from plants
  6. build a picture
  7. looked like
  8. museum

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There (1) ___________________ dinosaur dig called Mission Jurassic in the USA. Scientists (2) ___________________ will go there. It is (3) ___________________ called the Jurassic Mile. Scientists will (4) ___________________ bones from the Jurassic Era, 150 million years ago. (5) ___________________ many interesting things. They found dinosaur footprints, (6) ___________________.

The bones (7) ___________________ the world's largest children's museum. A co-leader (8) ___________________ wants to find new (9) ___________________, animals and plants. A museum professor wants to (10) ___________________ of what the Jurassic world looked like 150 (11) ___________________. He wants to find fossils from plants, crocodiles, (12) ___________________ sea life.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThereisabigdinosaurdigcalledMissionJurassicintheUSA.Scientistswh
ostudyfossilswillgothere.ItisatasitecalledtheJurassicMile.Scientists
willtrytofindbonesfromtheJurassicEra,150millionyearsago.Theyalre
adyfoundmanyinterestingthings.Theyfounddinosaurfootprints,fossi
lsandbones.Theboneswillgointheworld'slargestchildren'smuseum.A
co-leaderofthedigwantstofindnewkindsofdinosaurs,animalsandpla
nts.AmuseumprofessorwantstobuildapictureofwhattheJurassicworl
dlookedlike150millionyearsago.Hewantstofindfossilsfromplants,cro
codiles,mammals,lizardsandsealife.

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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Free writing

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