The Reading / Listening - Art Museum - Level 0

Penguins from a zoo in Kansas visited a local art museum. The zoo and the art museum wanted the penguins to do something different. The coronavirus pandemic closed the zoo. The penguins became lonely. The zoo said: "The penguins decided to go on a trip to the zoo to get a little culture."



The penguins missed seeing zoo visitors. The zoo said: "During this shutdown period, our animals really miss visitors." The museum joked that the penguins liked Italian art. It said they liked the artist Caravaggio more than Monet. It was happy the penguins liked the art. The penguins are from Peru and Chile.

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    Art Museum - Level 1 Art Museum - Level 2   or  Art Museum - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/penguins-zoo-missouri-art-museum-gallery-a9516656.html
  • https://nypost.com/2020/05/15/penguins-waddle-around-art-museum-during-zoo-field-trip/
  • https://www.ladbible.com/news/animals-penguins-wander-art-museum-on-field-trip-20200515


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. visited a local art
  2. The zoo and
  3. do something
  4. The coronavirus pandemic
  5. The penguins became
  6. The penguins decided
  7. a trip
  8. get a little
  1. closed the zoo
  2. to go
  3. the art museum
  4. culture
  5. different
  6. lonely
  7. museum
  8. to the zoo

Paragraph 2

  1. The penguins missed seeing zoo
  2. During this shutdown
  3. our animals really
  4. the penguins liked Italian
  5. they liked the artist Caravaggio
  6. It was
  7. the penguins liked
  8. The penguins are
  1. art
  2. the art
  3. period
  4. from Peru and Chile
  5. miss visitors
  6. more than Monet
  7. visitors
  8. happy

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Penguins (1) ___________________ in Kansas visited a local art museum. The zoo (2) ___________________ museum wanted the penguins (3) ___________________ different. The coronavirus (4) ___________________ zoo. The penguins became lonely. The zoo said: "The penguins (5) ___________________ on a trip to the zoo to get (6) ___________________."

The penguins (7) ___________________ visitors. The zoo said: "During (8) ___________________, our animals really miss visitors." The museum (9) ___________________ penguins liked Italian art. It said (10) ___________________ artist Caravaggio more than Monet. It (11) ___________________ penguins liked the art. The (12) ___________________ Peru and Chile.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PenguinsfromazooinKansasvisitedalocalartmuseum.Thezooandthe
artmuseumwantedthepenguinstodosomethingdifferent.Thecorona
viruspandemicclosedthezoo.Thepenguinsbecamelonely.Thezoosaid
:"Thepenguinsdecidedtogoonatriptothezootogetalittleculture."The
penguinsmissedseeingzoovisitors.Thezoosaid:"Duringthisshutdow
nperiod,ouranimalsreallymissvisitors."Themuseumjokedthatthepe
nguinslikedItalianart.ItsaidtheylikedtheartistCaravaggiomorethan
Monet.Itwashappythepenguinslikedtheart.ThepenguinsarefromPer
uandChile.

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) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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