Unit 2: Animals | Vocabulary | B2
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Unit 2: Animals | Vocabulary | B2


Where are these animals kept?

1. bee

2. pig

3. hen

4. dog

5. fish

6. rabbit

7. horse

8. cow

A. hutch

B. kennel

C. tank

D. stable

E. shed

F. hive

G. pen

H. coop


What names do we give to the young of these animals? Match the animal with the correct name for its young:

1. goat

2. pig

3. hen

4. sheep

5. bear

6. cat

7. dog

8. cow

A. piglet

B. calf

C. puppy

D. cub

E. kitten

F. kid

G. chick

H. lamb


Which animals produce the following materials?



Read the following paragraph and fill the gaps using the words in the box:

Rate      species      victim      remain      disappeared       valuable       warth

Some animals have become endangered 1.__________ because they are hunted and killed for their skins etc. which can be sold at high prices. The African elephant is one unfortunate 2._________ of this trade. Two hundred years ago, there were more than 10 million elephants in Africa. Today only 353,000 3.__________ . Elephants are killed for their ivory - the hard white substance that forms their tusks - which is very 4._________ : a dead elephant is 5.__________ more than an African farmer earns in one year. However, if the killing continues at its present 6._________ , in ten years’ time the elephant will have 7._________ altogether from Africa.


Match the following animals with their distinguishing features. Make sure you understand the meaning of all the words.

1. hedgehog

2. rhino

3. turtle

4. kangaroo

5. camel

6. cat

A. shell

B. whiskers

C. hump(s)

D. prickles

E. pouch

F. horn

EXERCISE 6  |  Animal Rights

Do you know what the following abbreviations stand for? They are all organisations dedicated to the welfare of animals.

1. R.S.P.B.
2. R.S.P.C.A.
3. W.W.F.

The first is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The second is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The third is the World Wildlife Fund [now the World Wide Fund for Nature].

Fill the gaps in the passage using these words:

Assess     protect    exploitation    cosmetics    rabbits

Organisations such as the R.S.P.B., the R.S.P.C.A. and the W.W.F. have been set up inorder to 1.                          our fellow creatures with whom we share the planet.Recent trends towards caring for the environment in general have increased publicawareness of animal cruelty and 2.                   . In particular, the use of animalsby the 3.                            industry has had a very negative press. Animals such asmice and 4.                 are tested en masse in laboratories worldwide. Perfumes and make-up are fed to the animals, put into their eyes or rubbed into theirskins to 5.                        the toxicity or allergenic properties of the products. Somecompanies have reacted against this trend by specifically marketing their cosmetics as ‘free from animal testing’. These companies include the famous Body Shop and Beauty Without Cruelty.


Humans use their legs and feet to walk - what about these animals? Use the words in the box to complete the sentences below:

Trotters     fins     paws     legs     hooves

1. Cats don't have feet; they have                        .

2. The speciality at this restaurant is jellied pigs'                      .

3. A fish has a number of                       on the sides of its body which help with movement and steering.

4. "Do horses wear shoes?" "Yes, sometimes iron horseshoes are nailed onto the bottom of the                      for protection."

5. Spiders have got eight                        .


Use the correct form of the verbs in the box to describe the movements of the animals in the following sentences:

Prowl              slither              gallop              leap                 hover

1. the frightened horse                          away.

2. The cat                       out the chair when it saw a mouse.

3. Lions were                      around near the forest, in search of prey.

4. Seagulls seemed to                      above the ship.

5. The snake                      off into the grass as we approached.