The Reading / Listening - Ducks - Level 0

A woman who bought duck eggs was surprised. Three eggs hatched. She now has three ducklings. She bought the eggs last month. She told reporters she got the idea for trying to hatch eggs from a Facebook video. The video showed how someone hatched eggs. They also bought them from a supermarket.



The ducklings will be happy. They will be friends for her pet chickens. The woman said: "I was so excited for them to hatch, but I still [knew they were] supermarket eggs." She called it an "amazing" experience. She said the ducklings are, "the cutest little balls of fluff". It is unusual for supermarket eggs to hatch.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ducks - Level 1 Ducks - Level 2   or  Ducks - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52838747
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11859262/woman-hatches-ducklings-eggs-waitrose/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/19/teenage-boy-hatches-duck-egg-bought-waitrose-8669641/


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 woman who bought duck eggs was
  2. She now
  3. She bought the eggs last
  4. she
  5. hatch eggs from
  6. The video showed
  7. someone hatched
  8. They also bought them
  1. a Facebook video
  2. month
  3. from a supermarket
  4. has three ducklings
  5. eggs
  6. got the idea
  7. how
  8. surprised

Paragraph 2

  1. The ducklings will be
  2. They will
  3. her pet
  4. The woman said:
  5. still knew they
  6. supermarket
  7. the cutest little balls
  8. It is unusual for supermarket
  1. of fluff
  2. "I was so excited"
  3. be friends
  4. eggs
  5. happy
  6. eggs to hatch
  7. were
  8. chickens

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A woman (1) ___________________ eggs was surprised. Three eggs hatched. She (2) ___________________ ducklings. She (3) ___________________ last month. She told reporters she got the idea (4) ___________________ hatch eggs from a Facebook video. The video (5) ___________________ hatched eggs. They also bought (6) ___________________ supermarket.

The ducklings (7) ___________________. They will be friends for (8) ___________________. The woman said: "I was so excited for (9) ___________________, but I still [knew they were] supermarket eggs." She (10) ___________________ "amazing" experience. She said the ducklings are, "the (11) ___________________ of fluff". It is unusual for supermarket (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Awomanwhoboughtduckeggswassurprised.Threeeggshatched.She
nowhasthreeducklings.Sheboughttheeggslastmonth.Shetoldreport
ersshegottheideafortryingtohatcheggsfromaFacebookvideo.Thevid
eoshowedhowsomeonehatchedeggs.Theyalsoboughtthemfromasu
permarket.Theducklingswillbehappy.Theywillbefriendsforherpetchi
ckens.Thewomansaid:"Iwassoexcitedforthemtohatch,butIstill[kne
wtheywere]supermarketeggs."Shecalleditan"amazing"experience.
Shesaidtheducklingsare,"thecutestlittleballsoffluff".Itisunusualfors
upermarketeggstohatch.

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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(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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