The Reading / Listening - Moose - Level 4

Road signs around the world amuse and bemuse motorists. The latest to raise smiles are in Canada. Authorities in the town of Jasper have put up signs to warn drivers not to let moose lick their cars. Moose are the largest members of the deer family. They are a frequent sight on Canada's roads. It is common to see moose licking salt on the roads. However, an addiction to salt has led them to lick it off cars.



A spokesperson warned that the moose's addiction could be fatal. He said the behaviour is now very common and the moose have an "obsession" with salt. A citizen said the salt is a drug for the moose. The salt habit poses additional dangers for the moose. Cars are usually covered with a whole host of harmful chemicals. In addition, moose can easily catch pneumonia. Licking car surfaces could increase the risk of catching this.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Moose - Level 5 or  Moose - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.thedrive.com/news/37736/now-canada-has-road-signs-telling-people-not-to-let-moose-lick-their-cars
  • https://interestingengineering.com/dont-let-the-moose-lick-your-car-canadians-warned
  • https://carbuzz.com/news/car-licking-moose-causing-problems-in-canada


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. Road signs
  2. amuse and bemuse
  3. The latest
  4. Authorities in the
  5. put up signs to
  6. the largest members
  7. They are a frequent sight
  8. It is common to
  1. see moose
  2. to raise smiles
  3. warn drivers
  4. of the deer family
  5. motorists
  6. on Canada's roads
  7. town of Jasper
  8. around the world

Paragraph 2

  1. the moose's addiction
  2. the moose have an "obsession"
  3. the salt is a drug
  4. The salt habit poses
  5. a whole host
  6. moose can easily
  7. Licking car
  8. increase the risk
  1. of harmful chemicals
  2. surfaces
  3. with salt
  4. of catching this
  5. for the moose
  6. could be fatal
  7. catch pneumonia
  8. additional dangers

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Road signs around the (1) ___________________ bemuse motorists. The latest to (2) ___________________ in Canada. Authorities in the town of Jasper have (3) ___________________ to warn drivers not to let moose lick their cars. Moose are (4) ___________________ of the deer family. They are a (5) ___________________ Canada's roads. It is common to see moose licking salt on the roads. However, (6) ___________________ salt has led them to lick it off cars.

A spokesperson warned that the moose's addiction (7) ___________________. He said the behaviour is (8) ___________________ and the moose have an "obsession" with salt. A citizen said the salt is a drug for the moose. The (9) ___________________ additional dangers for the moose. Cars are usually covered with a (10) ___________________ harmful chemicals. In addition, moose (11) ___________________ pneumonia. Licking car surfaces could increase the (12) ___________________ this.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Roadsignsaroundtheworldamuseandbemusemotorists.Thelatesttor
aisesmilesareinCanada.AuthoritiesinthetownofJasperhaveputupsig
nstowarndriversnottoletmooselicktheircars.Moosearethelargestme
mbersofthedeerfamily.TheyareafrequentsightonCanada'sroads.Itis
commontoseemooselickingsaltontheroads.However,anaddictiontos
althasledthemtolickitoffcars.Aspokespersonwarnedthatthemoose's
addictioncouldbefatal.Hesaidthebehaviourisnowverycommonandth
emoosehavean"obsession"withsalt.Acitizensaidthesaltisadrugforth
emoose.Thesalthabitposesadditionaldangersforthemoose.Carsareu
suallycoveredwithawholehostofharmfulchemicals.Inaddition,moos
ecaneasilycatchpneumonia.Lickingcarsurfacescouldincreasetherisk
ofcatchingthis.

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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Answers

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