Animals : CONTENTS



(Updated on 14/09/2016)



  • Jack, the Jazzy cat,  chanson de Sylvain Kustyan :
    Document proposé en fin d'année de 6ème - section à orientation européenne.
    Diaporama  qui permet de :
    1. découvrir et acquérir le vocabulaire qui facilitera la compréhension de la chanson.
    2. réactiver et consolider
     la compétence suivante : savoir poser des questions

    Pré-requis : 

    • présent de be, have, can, must,

    • présent simple et présent BE+ ING des verbes d'action

    • who, what, how, how many

    • cas possessif

    Created by Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)


  • The Ballad of Lisa the Lemur
    "Lemurs live in the forests of Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa. But lemurs are in danger as the forests disappear. Listen to a song about Lisa the Lemur and learn about lemurs."



  • 70 million by Hold your horses
    "An entertaining and cheeky music video for 70 Million, hit song by Franco-American band, Hold Your Horses!, offers a wink at art history as band members playfully reconstruct famous paintings in an off the wall lyrical interpretation all their own."


    + Compare with some of the paintings (
    + the LYRICS
    "And you were white as snow; I was white as a sheet...
    And 70 million should be in the know
    And 70 million don't go out at all
    And 70 million wouldn't walk this street
    And 70 million would run to a hole
    And 70 million would be wrong wrong wrong
    And 70 million never see it at all
    And 70 million haven't tasted snow"


    Hold your horses - the expression
    "sometimes said as "Hold the horses", is a common idiom to mean "hold on" or wait...
    The saying is typically used when someone is rushing in to something.
    It is often combined with linked idioms such as, cool your jets, or look before you leap..."



  • Steve Irwin Tribute - Wildest Things in the World (YouTube)
    The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
    "My dad taught me from a very early age
    Be at one with the snake
    Feel it son! And I am...
    I gotta push it to the limit
    Danger, Danger, Danger..."




  • A WORKSHEET to go with the video : Deadly Animals (Come to Australia)
    Sent by Virginie Henriet
    (Ac. Grenoble)
    Deadly Animals (Come to Australia) by "The Scared Weird Little Guys"
    + LYRICS ( :

    "Redback, Funnel-Web, Blue-ringed octopus
    Taipan, Tigersnake and a Box jellyfish
    Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell
    That spikes you when you pick it up

    Come to Australia 
    You might accidentally get killed..."



  • The Mean Kitty Song
    - with the LYRICS :
    "I got this little kitty about 2 months back
    he was the nicest little kitty, now a pain in my crack
    This little kitty is a ninja, always stalking my feet
    This little kitty is a warrior you know what I mean"




  • Animals Belong In Class by Teacher and the Rockbots
    "We are going to give you clues
    So you can figure out
    Which of the six main animal classes
    That we're talking about"









  • The Spider.
    "A Song by Mar - Listen to Mar's song and try to understand as much as you can. You know nearly everything!"
    Matching - Flashcards (Java / non-Java) - Concentration - Word Search
    + a list of terms used in these activities.
    Activities created by: Renée Maufroid



  • "Skidaddle" by Buck Howdy.
    Listen to this fun song and practise pronunciation.
    "Skiddadle" is a slang word and means "to move along in a hurried manner"
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


  • A Bird In The Hand by Ice Cube :
    "But a bird in the hand is worth more than the bush"
    (Proverb :
    'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.')


  • At night by De Vision :
    "But at night all cats are grey"

  • Breakthrough by Galactic Cowboys :
    "Look out 'cause I'm a bull in a china shop "
  • Bull By The Horns by Millencolin :
    "Well, if you can't solve your problems, got to make things happen
    You gotta take the bull by the horns"
    (Proverb : 'You must take the bull by the horns')

  • Early In The Morning by Gap Band :
    "Now I gotta get up early every morning
    'Cause the early bird always catches the worm"

  • Esprit De Corps by And Oceans :
    "Seducer sun shine on me
    Familiar scene, fever dream, hallucination
    This beauty of paradise
    Even pigs might fly"


  • Every Dog Has His Day by Cadillac Moon

  • Get down by Gilbert O'Sullivan :
    "You're a bad dog baby...
    Now I'm just like a cat on a hot tin roof"


  • Honor to Us All by Mulan :
    "We're going to turn this sow's ear
    Into a silk purse"
    (Proverb : 'You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear')


  • Hungry Years by Survivor :

    "Will you stand beside me like you did before
    When the storm is at the window
    And the wolf is at the door"


  • Jeans On by Keith Urban :
    "When I wake up in the mornin' light
    I pull on my jeans and I feel all right...
    I got money in my pocket, I got a tiger in my tank
    And I'm king of the road again"


  • Jeopardy by Skyclad :
    "In jeopardy - welcome to the lion's den,
    We skate on thin ice - dice with death"
    (to put your head in the lion's den)
  • Love To Love You by Caravan :
    "Yes, indeed, I do love you, love you
    My, my, pigs might fly"

  • Man Gave Names to All the Animals by Bob Dylan :
    "He saw an animal that liked to growl,
    Big furry paws and he liked to howl,
    Great big furry back and furry hair.
    "Ah, think I'll call it a bear."


  • One More Heartache by Marvin Gaye :
    "My heart is carryin' such a heavy load
    One more ache would break it
    Just like the camel with the heavy back
    One last straw was added, they say it broke the camel's back "
    (Proverb : 'That's the last straw that breaks the camel's back')

  • People Lead by Ben Harper :
    "for you can lead a horse to the water
    but you cannot make him drink
    you can put a man through school
    but you cannot make him think"
    (Proverb :
    You can take a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink')

  • Stray cat strut by Stray Cats :
    "I don't bother chasing mice around
    I slink down the alley looking for a fight
    Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night..."

  • Terrifying by The Rolling Stones
    "I'm faithful as a swan
    I'm darker than a bat
    I'm friendly as a bear
    And tougher than a rat..."

  • The Camel's Heart by Dolly Parton :
    "She's just the straw that broke the camel's heart"
    (Proverb : 'That's the last straw that breaks the camel's back')

  • "The elephant song" by Eric Herman.
    "First, watch the video and write down the name of the animals as they appear on the film.
    Next do the activity and check your answers..."

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

  • "Turn to me" - a song by Vanessa Amorosi (
    - with an animation about kidnapped animals
    - see the lyrics



  • When Pigs Fly by Farmer Boys :
    "But loving you is like when pigs fly"