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Soup Ladle Stops Tiger Attack

Soup Ladle Stops Tiger Attack

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This worksheet, which is based on a BBC news article, contains a True / False comprehension exercise, a crossword puzzle, two exercises on passive voice, a cloze test to practise articles and a roleplay task.
This worksheet, which is based on a BBC news article, contains a True / False comprehension exercise, a crossword puzzle, two exercises on passive voice, a cloze test to practise articles and a roleplay task.

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Across
2. with a lot of trees growing close together (adj)4. a fight (n)5. a tool, or a simple piece of equipment (n)10. with no people living there (adj)
Down
1. a large deep spoon with a long handle (n)3. a small village (n)6. to move your body close to the ground by bending your knees (v)7. to jump quickly in order to catch something (v)8. to find a person or animal by following the marks they have leftbehind (v)9. to move slightly (v)
1 2 3456 7 8910EclipseCrossword.com
Exercise 2. Match the underlined words in the text with the definitions below and solvethe crossword.
1.
 
A tiger almost killed a man in northern Malaysia.2.
 
The man hit the tiger and saved his wife’s life.
3.
 
Wildlife rangers are going to find and kill the tiger.4.
 
No people live in the jungle in the northern state of Perak.5.
 
When he saw the tiger, the man shot it with his blowpipe.6.
 
The man and his wife live in the jungle.7.
 
His wife was in the kitchen when the tiger attacked him.8.
 
Tiger attacks are common in that area.
Exercise 1. Are the following statements true or false? Write T for True or F for False.
 
A man has been rescued from a near-fatal attack by a tiger in northern Malaysia by his wife.She entered the
fray
wielding a wooden soup
ladle
at the tiger - which fled.Tambun Gediu, now badly lacerated and recovering in hospital, had tried hitting the tiger away invain and says his wife saved his life.Wildlife rangers plan to
track
the tiger and send it further into
dense
,
unpopulated
jungle in thenorthern state of Perak."I was trailing a squirrel and
crouch
ed to shoot it with my blowpipe when I saw the tiger."That's when I realised that I was being trailed," Mr Gediu said after surgery.The tiger
pounce
d not far from the Gediu home in a jungle
settlement
of the Jahai tribe.Mr. Gediu had tried climbing a tree to escape the animal, but was dragged down by the tiger.His wife, 55-year old Han Besau, rushed out of the kitchen on hearing his screams and used thekitchen
implement
to good effect."I was terrified and I used all my strength to punch the animal in the face, but it would not
budge
,"the New Straits Times newspaper quoted him as saying."I had to wrestle with it to keep its jaws away from me, and it would have clawed me to death if mywife had not arrived."It was the first time anyone in the village had been attacked by a tiger.The director of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks in the state, Shabrina Mohd Shariff,estimated that there were about 200 tigers in the jungles of Perak.She added that five had been spotted near the major East-West Highway in the region.
 
1.Tambun Gediu says his wife saved his life.
Tambun Gediu says..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 2. Wildlife rangers are going to track the tiger and send it further into the jungle.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 3. The man was trailing a squirrel.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 
4. The man didn’t shoot the squirrel with a blowpipe.
 
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
 5. It would have clawed me to death if my wife had not arrived.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… if my wife had not arrived.
 6. His wife used the kitchen implement to good effect.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
 
Exercise 4. Now turn the following active sentences from the text into passive ones. Thistime notice the shift of focus from the doer of the action to the action itself.
 
 _____ man has been rescued from _____ teeth of _____ tiger in northern Malaysia by his wife and one of hercooking utensils.Tambun Gediu was outside near his home when he was attacked by _____ tiger. When he tried to climb _____tree to escape it, _____ animal dragged him back down.But when Gediu's wife used her wooden soup ladle to hit _____ tiger on _____ head, it fled _____ scene.Wildlife rangers plan to track _____ beast and send it further into _____ unpopulated jungle nearby.
Exercise 5. Here is a summary of the news article. Fill in the gaps with the correctarticles, definite the or indefinite a.
 
1.A man has been rescued from a near-fatal attack by a tiger in northern Malaysia by his wife.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 2. That's when I realised that I was being trailed.
That's when I realised that …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 3. Mr. Gediu was dragged down by the tiger.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 4. It was the first time anyone in the village had been attacked by a tiger.
It was the first time …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
 5. She added that five had been spotted near the major East-West Highway in the region.
She added that ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 
Exercise 3. Turn the following passive sentences from the text into active ones. Noticehow the focus shifts from the action to the doer of the action.
 
Student A: You are a reporter interviewing Mr. Gediu about the incident.Student B: You are Tambun Gediu talking to a reporter about the incident.
ROLEPLAY 
 
 
http://areti-aroundtheworldinenglish.blogspot.com/
 
Across
2. with a lot of trees growing close together (adj)4. a fight (n)5. a tool, or a simple piece of equipment (n)10. with no people living there (adj)
Down
1. a large deep spoon with a long handle (n)3. a small village (n)6. to move your body close to the ground by bending your knees (v)7. to jump quickly in order to catch something (v)8. to find a person or animal by following the marks they have leftbehind (v)9. to move slightly (v)1.
 
A tiger almost killed a man in northern Malaysia.2.
 
The man hit the tiger and saved his wife’s life.
3.
 
Wildlife rangers are going to find and kill the tiger.4.
 
No people live in the jungle in the northern state of Perak.5.
 
When he saw the tiger, the man shot it with his blowpipe.6.
 
The man and his wife live in the jungle.7.
 
His wife was in the kitchen when the tiger attacked him.8.
 
Tiger attacks are common in that area.
Exercise 1. Are the following statements true or false? Write T for True or F for False.
 
A man has been rescued from a near-fatal attack by a tiger in northern Malaysia by his wife.She entered the
fray
wielding a wooden soup
ladle
at the tiger - which fled.Tambun Gediu, now badly lacerated and recovering in hospital, had tried hitting the tiger away invain and says his wife saved his life.Wildlife rangers plan to
track
the tiger and send it further into
dense
,
unpopulated
jungle in thenorthern state of Perak."I was trailing a squirrel and
crouch
ed to shoot it with my blowpipe when I saw the tiger."That's when I realised that I was being trailed," Mr Gediu said after surgery.The tiger
pounce
d not far from the Gediu home in a jungle
settlement
of the Jahai tribe.Mr. Gediu had tried climbing a tree to escape the animal, but was dragged down by the tiger.His wife, 55-year old Han Besau, rushed out of the kitchen on hearing his screams and used thekitchen
implement
to good effect."I was terrified and I used all my strength to punch the animal in the face, but it would not
budge
,"the New Straits Times newspaper quoted him as saying."I had to wrestle with it to keep its jaws away from me, and it would have clawed me to death if mywife had not arrived."It was the first time anyone in the village had been attacked by a tiger.The director of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks in the state, Shabrina Mohd Shariff,estimated that there were about 200 tigers in the jungles of Perak.She added that five had been spotted near the major East-West Highway in the region.
 
Exercise 2. Match the underlined words in the text with the definitions below and solvethe crossword.
1 2 3456 7 8910EclipseCrossword.com

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