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English first additional language

Grade 8

Who’s who . . . in the zoo?

Module 1

To write a descriptive paragraph / poem

This is a thinking game!

Who’s who ..... in the zoo?

Can you work out the names of the animals in the four rhyming riddles below?

They are all animals that can be seen in most zoos. Fill in each space.

Tip: The answer to each riddle is given BUT the letters are not in the right order.

The great pretender

I am a creature that everyone fears: Don’t trust my smile and don’t trust my tears.To think I’m asleep is a fatal mistake. This hungry - - - - - - - - - is wide awake!

Answer: clodeoric - MJB

Scavenger

From shadows he watches the lions feast;hears the crunching of bone as they tear at a beast. When the lions have gone, he dines all aloneon dry clotted blood and splinters of bone.Friendless, detested, welcomed by noneHe’s the laughing - - - - - whom all creatures shun.

Answer: heany - MJB

Mr wonderful

I am the most beautiful cat of allI am a - - - - - from Bengal.

Answer: grite - MJB

Zoo favourite

I am the clown the kids love to see.I swing along from tree to tree.My arms are so long they reach to my knee I’m the friendliest, funniest young - - - - - - - - - -

Answer: pincehmaze - MJB

Activity 1:

To write a descriptive paragraph/poem

[lo 4.4.1, 3.1.1]

  1. Write a descriptive paragraph/poem (± 70 words) of an animal in a specific setting.

Choose imaginative and vivid ADJECTIVES to describe what you see.

Use powerful VERBS to describe movement and sound.

Start with a striking sentence.

Possible template to use:

  • Striking first line
  • Some adjectives to use
  • Some verbs to use
  • Rough draft(s)
  • Edited version

2. Now find a poem about an animal that appeals to you and come and read it to the class.

It is important that you manage to convey what the poet is trying to say. Remember: It is the message of the poem that is important – so you need not feel shy or embarrassed.

Activity 2:

Listening and responding

[lo 5.2.1]

zoo / zu:/ n. a zoological garden. [abbr.]

zoologist / n. a scientist who studies animals

zoology n. the scientific study of animals

Do you really know what a zoo is? Your teacher will read you a passage. You must listen closely so that you can answer the questions which follow. You may take notes. Your answers must be based on the text. You will probably be amazed to see how much you have learnt by just listening ! .

How well did you listen? Answer the following questions and find out!

Write your answers down in the space provided. Do not write while your teacher is reading!

LISTENING ASSESSMENT

Zoo” is an abbreviation. What was a zoo originally called? …………..
For whom were zoos originally intended?
What word is used which means “kings and queens”?
What animal, mentioned in the passage, lives only in Australia?
What animal is very inquisitive?
What animal has a long memory?
Are gorillas naturally aggressive, shy or friendly?
HOW WELL DID YOU LISTEN?If you want to know how well you did, compare the number of correct answers you had, against the CODE below.
4 = Has done very well
3 = Satisfactory performance
2 = Not satisfactory – needs help
1 = Below expectations

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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