lunes, 6 de junio de 2011


Self-study activity:
Today's listening activity has been devised for lower-level students.

Watch this short clip form the National Geographic and complete the gaps in the transcript with the missing words.

Contrary to popular opinion, frogs aren’t just selective (1) …, feasting only on flies. Take the bullfrog, for example. They’ll eat (2) …, scorpions, rodents, (3) …, fish, and just about anything else that passes in front of them. But how do they manage to be such eating (4) …? Bullfrogs don’t have big claws, sharp beaks, or fangs. Yet they overcome pinchers, poisons, and spicy stingers with a mouth as big as the great (5) … . Ready to swallow just about anything.

They’ve been known to swim 20 (6) … to shore and hop an additional 15-20 feet, grab a meal, turn around, and hop back into the pond. They’ve even been known to stalk (7) … like a lion on the prowl. Eating them wing, beak, and all. And they don’t stop at their feathered friends. They’ll even eat (8) … … .

A small bullfrog that doesn’t watch its (9) … can easily become food for a bigger frog. They are quite cannibalistic. A young bullfrog must quickly learn one simple froggy fact. Eat whatever it (10) … , just don’t end up on someone else’s menu.

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