Animals : CONTENTS




(Updated on 14/09/2016)





  • The Owl and the Pussy Cat, by Edward Lear - read by Bernard Cribbins- BBC Collection
    Entraînement à la compréhension orale
    - compréhension globale
    - chaîne sonore
    - formes faibles



  • The night of the calf
    "Click on "Play this game"and listen to the story. It is set in Henderson, TX and was written by my friend Jim.
    Practise regular and irregular verbs in the past."

    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)



  • Stories :
    The Fox and the Crow - Three Little Bears - The Mouse and the Lion - The Three Billy Goats Gruff -
    Country Mouse and City Mouse - The Three Pigs - The Enormous Carrot - Baking Bread


  • I wish - a story about a caterpillar (with SOUND) - (

  • A story with a cat and a mouse - read to you. (revision of prepositions) - (





  • Jeff De Young: The dog who saved my life and came to live with me - 4 April 2017
    "Jeff De Young served in Afghanistan with a bomb-detection dog named Cena N641, a black Labrador. In the intense atmosphere of war the two developed an unbreakable bond. This is the story of how Cena helped Jeff survive not only war, but also life after war."



  • Stray dog who raced 430 miles to a better home: Arthur latched on to an extreme sports team during Amazon race - 24 November 2014
    - and what happened next will melt the hardest heart

    • Team Peak Performance were sat down for a meal before a 20 mile trek in Ecuador when they saw a stray dog
    • Swedish group were taking part in the Adventure Racing World Championship through the Amazon rain forest 
    • Mikael Lindnord fed the animal a meatball before the team carried on - but the scruffy creature followed them
    • They tried to get rid of him, primarily for his own safety, but he refused to go so he became a fifth team member
    • The group of four decided to name him Arthur and have now adopted him and flown him back to Sweden 
    • Lindord said: 'I came to Ecuador to win the World Championship. Instead, I got a new friend'



  • Sergey Ananov: Two days on ice with three polar bears - 18 September 2015
    "In July Russian adventurer Sergey Ananov was forced to ditch his helicopter in icy waters between Canada and Greenland.
    Here he describes his two-day battle against high winds and extreme temperatures - and a few unexpected guests."


  • Birds that bring gifts and do the gardening - 10 March 2015 
    "A recent Magazine story reported how an eight-year-old girl in the US regularly receives gifts from crows - they seem to be thanking her
    for feeding them. It inspired readers to email us with details of their own remarkable relationships with birds."


  • James BOWEN ('A Street Cat Named Bob')

  • So THAT'S how the elephant got its trunk (in a lucky escape from a crocodile)
    "How the elephant got his trunk: The Rudyard Kipling tale was brought to life at the African waterhole."


    waterhole / mud
    youngster : impending danger / distress / painful / pull / stretch
    event : attack / tug-of-war
    crocodile : hide / jaws /clamp (teeth) / thresh (tail)
    elephants : herd / scatter / scare off / trumpet / stamp the ground
    the end : rescue /
    escape / safety / recover / take a stroll



  • A STORY : Favourite animal

    Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."
    She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, everyone else in the class laughed.

    My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal.
    I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
    He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef.

    Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed too.
    Then he told me not to do it again.

    The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken.
    She asked me why, just like she'd asked the other children.
    So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.
    She sent me back to the principal's office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

    I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.
    Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most.

    I told her, "Colonel Sanders".

    Guess where I am now...

  • A missing cat - a story
    Listen to it. + Interactive activities

  • The Gingerbread man
    "Click on the picture to read the story then play the game."
    Activity created by Renée Maufroid
    (Niveau 5ème avec PRETERIT)





  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
      1 Protagonist 2 Character histories/descriptions 3 Plot 4 Literary techniques
      5 References 6 External links


    • Mark Haddon - an interview
      + an extract of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" read to you
      "The narrator of the story is an autistic teenager who is obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and who must prove his innocence when a neighborhood dog is killed."

    • Study Guide for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
      - Literary Elements
      - Chapter Summaries with Notes / Analysis
      - Overall Analysis
      - Questions