The Reading / Listening - Bald Eagles - Level 0

People in Alaska are buying special vests to protect their pets from bald eagles. Recently, eagles stole some dogs. The eagles can fly away with a 6-kilogram dog. There are around 30,000 bald eagles in Alaska. Bird lovers are happy about this, but pet owners are worried. Farmers dislike the eagles because they kill their chickens.



The vest is called the CoyoteVest. It protects dogs from coyotes - wild dogs. The vest has sharp things on it. These protect the pet. Some vests are brightly coloured to scare birds away. It is made from a strong material. This protects dogs from the teeth of larger dogs. It gives owners time to help their pet before it gets hurt.

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Sources
  • https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/coyote-vests-a-trend-among-small-dog-owners-in-vancouver
  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9580945/Pet-owners-putting-dogs-cats-spiked-body-armour-protect-bald-eagles.html
  • https://people.com/pets/coyote-vest-for-dogs/


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. protect their pets
  2. eagles stole
  3. The eagles can fly
  4. a 6-kilogram
  5. There are around
  6. Bird lovers are
  7. Farmers dislike the
  8. they
  1. away
  2. kill their chickens
  3. 30,000 bald eagles
  4. some dogs
  5. eagles
  6. from bald eagles
  7. dog
  8. happy

Paragraph 2

  1. The vest is called
  2. It protects dogs
  3. The vest has sharp
  4. These protect
  5. Some vests are brightly
  6. scare birds
  7. It gives owners
  8. help their pet before
  1. things on it
  2. away
  3. it gets hurt
  4. coloured
  5. time
  6. the CoyoteVest
  7. the pet
  8. from coyotes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People in Alaska (1) ___________________ vests to protect their pets from bald eagles. (2) ___________________ some dogs. The eagles can (3) ___________________ a 6-kilogram dog. There are (4) ___________________ eagles in Alaska. Bird lovers are happy about this, (5) ___________________ are worried. Farmers dislike the eagles because they (6) ___________________.

The (7) ___________________ the CoyoteVest. It protects dogs from coyotes - wild dogs. The (8) ___________________ things on it. These (9) ___________________. Some vests are brightly coloured to (10) ___________________. It is made from a strong material. This (11) ___________________ the teeth of larger dogs. It gives owners (12) ___________________ their pet before it gets hurt.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PeopleinAlaskaarebuyingspecialveststoprotecttheirpetsfrombaldea
gles.Recently,eaglesstolesomedogs.Theeaglescanflyawaywitha6-
kilogramdog.Therearearound30,000baldeaglesinAlaska.Birdlovers
arehappyaboutthis,butpetownersareworried.Farmersdisliketheeagl
esbecausetheykilltheirchickens.ThevestiscalledtheCoyoteVest.Itpr
otectsdogsfromcoyotes-wilddogs.Thevesthassharpthingsonit.Thes
epzrotectthepet.Somevestsarebrightlycolouredtoscarebirdsaway.I
tismadefromastrongmaterial.Thisprotectsdogsfromtheteethoflarge
rdogs.Itgivesownerstimetohelptheirpetbeforeitgetshurt.

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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