The Reading / Listening - Croissant - Level 0

People are afraid of strange things. The latest thing to cause fear in Poland is a croissant. A croissant scared some people in Krakow. They made a mistake. They said it was an animal. They were very worried. They kept their windows closed for a few days. They called an animal welfare society for help.



One person said the strange animal was a lizard. A welfare officer went to look. He saw a "brown creature" in a tree. He said: "The poor little guy had no legs or head." When he saw the strange animal was really a croissant, he laughed a lot. He was happy the people called him. He said it was better to be safe than sorry.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Croissant - Level 1 Croissant - Level 2   or  Croissant - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/croissant-in-a-tree-brings-fear-to-polish-city/ar-BB1fH4hW
  • https://www.euronews.com/2021/04/16/mystery-animal-sighting-in-krakow-ends-up-being-a-croissant
  • https://www.newsweek.com/mysterious-animal-stuck-tree-revealed-croissant-during-rescue-1583902


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. The latest thing to
  2. A croissant scared
  3. They made
  4. They said it was an
  5. They were very
  6. They kept their windows
  7. for a
  8. called an animal welfare
  1. a mistake
  2. worried
  3. society for help
  4. some people
  5. few days
  6. animal
  7. cause fear
  8. closed

Paragraph 2

  1. the strange animal
  2. A welfare officer
  3. He saw a brown
  4. The poor little guy had no
  5. the strange animal was really
  6. he laughed
  7. He was happy the people
  8. better to be safe
  1. a croissant
  2. called him
  3. went to look
  4. than sorry
  5. creature in a tree
  6. legs or head
  7. was a lizard
  8. a lot

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ strange things. The latest thing (2) ___________________ in Poland is a croissant. A croissant scared some people in Krakow. They (3) ___________________. They said it was an animal. They (4) ___________________. They kept their windows closed (5) ___________________ days. They called an animal welfare (6) ___________________.

One person said the strange (7) ___________________ lizard. A welfare officer went to look. He saw (8) ___________________ in a tree. He said: "The (9) ___________________ had no legs or head." When he saw the strange animal (10) ___________________ croissant, he laughed a lot. He was happy (11) ___________________ him. He said it was better to be (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peopleareafraidofstrangethings.ThelatestthingtocausefearinPoland
isacroissant.AcroissantscaredsomepeopleinKrakow.Theymadeamis
take.Theysaiditwasananimal.Theywereveryworried.Theykepttheir
windowsclosedforafewofdays.Theycalledananimalwelfaresocietyfor
help.Onepersonsaidthestrangeanimalwasalizard.Awelfareofficerwe
nttolook.Hesawa"browncreature"inatree.Hesaid:"Thepoorlittleguy
hadnolegsorhead."Whenhesawthestrangeanimalwasreallyacroissa
nt,helaughedalot.Hewashappythepeoplecalledhim.Hesaiditwasbett
ertobesafethansorry.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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