In this listening reading comprehension worksheet about pets, you are going to find a short video and exercises that will help students improve their listening skills, learn pets vocabulary, use context clues and answer questions about the story “The Pet Competition” in the video. The exercises are tailored to young elementary (A1-A2) students.
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Preparation Notes for the Teachers
Required time: 45 min
Prepare flashcards with pets, including the animals in Exercise A below: puppy, parrot, snake, guinea pig, kitten, hamster, budgie, hedgehog.
As a warm-up, discuss with your students about pets – Do you have a pet? What have you got? Who looks after your pet?
List the flashcards and encourage students to name the pets.
Ask students if they are familiar with the “Peppa Pig” cartoon and if they know the characters.
Use flashcards to present the characters of the story “The Pet Competition” in the video: Madame Gazelle, Peppa Pig, Gabriella Goat, Zoe Zebra, Edmond Elephant, Pedro Pony, Dr. Hamster.
Explain to your students what is a pet competition, then play the video.
The Pet Competition
In this ESL Pets listening comprehension worksheet, you will answer questions about the story “The Pet Competition”, and learn more about the pets of Peppa Pig and her friends.
Do you have a pet? What have you got? Do your friends have pets? Discuss briefly with your teacher and the class, then answer the questions in Exercise A, B, C, D and E.
Read the questions before answering to make sure you understand them.
A. Pet Names
1. Match the images (a – h) with the correct words (1 – 8).
1. snake: ______
2. hedgehog: ______
3. parrot: ______
4. guinea pig: ______
5. kitten: ______
6. puppy: ______
7. hamster: ______
8. budgie: ______
B. True or False
2. Read the sentences below, then circle “True” (T) or “False” (F) for the correct answer.
a) The best pet at the “Pet Competition” will get a box of chocolates. T / F
b) Zoe Zebra’s pet is a toy donkey. T / F
c) Peppa’s pet lives in a bowl. T / F
d) A stick insect is an insect that looks like a stick. T / F
e) Edmond Elephant is a “clever clogs.” T / F
f) Zoe Zebra’s toy pet is sleeping upside-down. T / F
g) Dr. Hamster’s pet is the winner in the pet competition. T / F
C. Questions & Answers
3. Read and answer the questions.
a) Who will decide what pet is the best?
b) What does Goldie like doing?
c) What’s the name of the stick insect?
d) What kind of animal is Edmond Elephant’s pet?
e) What kind of pet does Dr. Hamster have?
f) Whose pet got the prize for the best gecko?
g) Which pet is the best pet of all?
D. Fill in the Blanks
4. Read the sentences and fill in the blanks with the correct answers.
a) “Don’t be a ________________ monkey!” tells Zoe Zebra to her monkey.
b) Goldie has got a very ________________ bowl.
c) Edmond Elephant’s gecko is a green ________________.
d) Dr. Hamster’s pet like climbing ________________.
e) Zoe Zebra’s pet is not a ________________ monkey.
f) Dr. Hamster says that all pets are happy, healthy and ________________.
D. Draw & Present
5. Do you have a pet? What have you got? Draw your pet below, then present it to the class and describe it: How old is it? What color is it? What does it like to eat and do? Who looks after it?
If you don’t have a pet, draw a toy pet or your friend’s pet.
(Draw your pet here.)
This is ________________________. (name)
It is ________________________. (animal)
It is ________________________.(color)
It is ________________________ years old. (age)
________________________ likes ________________________. (do)
________________________ likes to eat ________________________.