The Reading / Listening - Woolly Mammoths - Level 0

Scientists will bring back woolly mammoths. They all died 4,000 years ago. It is like something from the movie Jurassic Park. Scientists will use mammoth DNA to clone the giant animal. A mammoth hasn't walked on the earth since the Ice Age. The goal is to create baby mammoths in the next four to six years.

A businessman gave $15 million for the research. He wants to return the mammoth to its Arctic home. He thinks the research will make our health care better. He said the project was like the Apollo missions to the moon. They led to technology like GPS. The businessman thinks the mammoth research will improve our lives.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Woolly Mammoths - Level 1 Woolly Mammoths - Level 2   or  Woolly Mammoths - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/13/firm-bring-back-woolly-mammoth-from-extinction
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/13/world/woolly-mammoth-resurrect-deextinction-scn/index.html
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/09/13/resurrect-woolly-mammoth-company-plans/8325439002/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Scientists will bring back
  2. They all died
  3. It is like something
  4. Scientists will use mammoth
  5. clone the giant
  6. A mammoth hasn't walked
  7. since the
  8. the next
  1. Ice Age
  2. DNA
  3. four to six years
  4. on the earth
  5. from the movie
  6. woolly mammoths
  7. animal
  8. 4,000 years ago

Paragraph 2

  1. A businessman gave
  2. He wants to
  3. its Arctic
  4. the research will make our health
  5. He said the project was like the
  6. missions to
  7. They led to technology
  8. improve our
  1. care better
  2. home
  3. Apollo
  4. lives
  5. like GPS
  6. $15 million
  7. the moon
  8. return the mammoth

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists (1) ___________________ woolly mammoths. They all died (2) ___________________. It is like something from the movie Jurassic Park. Scientists (3) ___________________ DNA to clone (4) ___________________. A mammoth hasn't walked on the (5) ___________________ Ice Age. The goal is to create baby mammoths in the (6) ___________________ six years.

A businessman gave $15 million (7) ___________________. He wants to return (8) ___________________ its Arctic home. He thinks (9) ___________________ make our health care better. He said the (10) ___________________ the Apollo missions to the moon. They (11) ___________________ like GPS. The businessman thinks the mammoth research (12) ___________________ lives.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistswillbringbackwoollymammoths.Theyalldied4,000yearsag
o.ItislikesomethingfromthemovieJurassicPark.Scientistswillusema
mmothDNAtoclonethegiantanimal.Amammothhasn'twalkedonthee
arthsincetheIceAge.Thegoalistocreatebabymammothsinthenextfou
rtosixyears.Abusinessmangave$15millionfortheresearch.Hewantst
oreturnthemammothtoitsArctichome.Hethinkstheresearchwillmake
ourhealthcarebetter.HesaidtheprojectwasliketheApollomissionstot
hemoon.TheyledtotechnologylikeGPS.Thebusinessmanthinksthem
ammothresearchwillimproveourlives.

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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