5-speed listening (Terror Crocodiles - Level 3)

Bus-sized crocodiles once roamed the Earth



Medium (British English)

Medium (N. American English)



Try  Terror Crocodiles - Level 0  |  Terror Crocodiles - Level 1  |   Terror Crocodiles - Level 2

ESL resource book with copiable worksheets and handouts - 1,000 Ideas and Activities for Language Teachers / English teachers
See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

20 Questions  |  Spelling  |  Dictation


Gigantic "terror crocodiles" that were as large as buses once roamed the Earth. This terrifying picture comes from a study that was published this week in the "Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology". The study is from universities in the USA. Researchers who are experts in paleontology - the study of dinosaurs - studied ancient bones found in North America. They said that the dinosaurs lived along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of what is now Canada and the USA. The giant beasts preyed on other dinosaurs and were up to ten metres in length. The researchers discovered that the prehistoric crocodiles had razor-sharp teeth that were the size of large bananas.

Co-author of the study Dr Adam Cossette gave details of how he thought the crocodiles lived. He said they lived between 75 and 82 million years ago and are the ancestors of today's crocodiles and alligators. He wrote about his research on the bone parts he studied. He said: "Until now, the complete animal was unknown. These new specimens we've examined reveal a bizarre, monstrous predator with teeth the size of bananas." He added that it was, "a giant that must have terrorised other dinosaurs that came to the water's edge to drink." Another co-author of the study described how scary the beast was. She wrote: "It was so enormous, almost everything in its habitat was on the menu."

Easier Levels

Try easier levels. The listening is a little shorter, with less vocabulary.

Terror Crocodiles - Level 0  |  Terror Crocodiles - Level 1  |   Terror Crocodiles - Level 2

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the crocodiles  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You