For this assignment you may use a dictionary or English-language Internet sources to help you.
a List English words for animals. Look up those you know in Dutch but not in English.
b Organize the animals you listed in the following 6 basic groups: 1 invertebrates (animals without a backbone), 2 fish, 3 amphibians (animals that can live both on land and in water), 4 reptiles (animal with cold blood and that lay eggs), 5 birds, 6 mammals (animals that feed milk to their young and that usually have hair or fur).
Keeping it Cool
In many areas, summers can be beastly. The weather can be hot and sticky. People have come up with many ways to stay cool on hot days. We use air conditioning in buildings, we can spend an afternoon at the pool or we enjoy some ice cream to cool our bodies.
What about other animals, though? Do they have any tricks to keep cool? Of course they do! Here are a few ways that animals like to cool off in the summer.
Based on: washingtonpost.com
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. beastly||a. a thick liquid that is produced in some parts of the body|
|2. ice cream||b. an object that is used to keep the rain and sun away from your body|
|3. fur||c. beams of sunshine|
|4. to protect||d. large birds that eat dead animals and have small and featherless heads|
|5. to hide||e. the thick hair that covers the bodies of some animals|
|6. umbrella||f. to breathe hard and quickly|
|7. sun’s rays||g. to go to or stay at a place where you cannot be seen or found|
|8. to pant||h. to keep someone or something safe|
|9. gooey||i. very cold, sweet food made from frozen milk or cream, sugar, and a flavour|
|10. vultures||j. very unpleasant|
|11. mucus||k. wet and sticky|
a Choose the sentence that best states the main idea of the article.
1. All animals lose their fur in the summer to stay cool.
2. Humans and animals both have their own ways to stay cool in hot weather.
3. Some animals are better at staying cool in the summer than others.
4. When it is hot outside, animals are better at staying cool than humans.
b What do both humans and animals like to do to beat the heat
1. Cool off by panting
2. Go swimming
3. Poop on their legs
4. Take a summer sleep
c Select the statements that are true about sweating.
1. Animals sweat as much as humans.
2. Horses are one of the few animals that sweat to cool off.
3. Sweating helps cool down the body.
4. Sweating isn’t a very good way to keep cool.