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Animal A2

CEFR Topic Vocabulary


A2

Animal wild

Phonetic
/wld/

Parts of
speech
adjective

Definition
ANIMAL
A2 A wild animal or plant lives or grows in
its natural environment and not where
people live.

Examples
Dictionary examples:
a wild dog
wild flowers

A2

Animal snake

/snek/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


You can see wild animals.
a long, thin creature with no legs that slides Dictionary examples:
along the ground
He's terrified of being bitten by a snake.
a snake bite
snake venom

A2

Animal salmon

/sm.n/

noun

a large, silver fish, or the pink meat of this


fish

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


You would see a panda that was sent from China recently and a snake
with two heads as well.
Dictionary examples:
fresh/smoked/canned salmon
salmon fishing
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
My favorite restaurant is Pampa Grill. My favorite food [there] is the
salmon, it's delicious.

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Animal A2
CEFR Topic Vocabulary
A2

Animal rat

Phonetic
/rt/

Parts of
speech
noun

Definition

Examples

an animal that looks like a large mouse and Dictionary example:


has a long tail
Rats carry disease.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
Last night a rat tasted my feet, so now I'm looking for a poison for rats.

A2

Animal rabbit

/rb.t/

noun

A2

Animal monkey

/m.ki/

noun

a small animal with fur and long ears that


lives in a hole in the ground
A2 a hairy animal with a long tail that lives
in hot countries and climbs trees

Dictionary example:
Of all the animals at the zoo he liked the monkeys best.

A2

Animal lion

/l.n/

noun

A2 a large, wild animal of the cat family,


with light brown fur

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


You can see animals like monkeys [and] birds, you can feed the fishes and
also have a great meal at the restaurant.
Dictionary example:
The lions came down to the water hole at sunset.

A2

Animal insect

/n.sekt/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


My favorite present is a lion.
2 a small creature with six legs, for example Dictionary examples:
a bee or a fly
Ants, beetles, butterflies and flies are all insects.
I've got some sort of insect bite on my leg.

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Animal A2
CEFR Topic Vocabulary

Phonetic

Parts of
speech

A2

Animal elephant

/el..fnt/

noun

A2

Animal duck

duck

noun

A2

A2

Animal dinosaur

Animal chicken

/d.nsr/ noun

/tk.n/

noun

Definition

Examples

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


[T]here are a lot of butterflies in the park, [and] they are beautiful insects.
a very large, gray animal with big ears and a Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
very long nose with which it picks things up We saw elephants, tigers, snakes, monkeys... and in the afternoon we
visited the museums.
a bird that lives by water, has webbed feet, Dictionary example:
a short neck and a large beak
We took some bread to feed the ducks.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
There was a big lake, with a lot of ducks.
a very large animal that used to live millions Dictionary example:
of years ago
So why did the dinosaurs die out?

MEAT
A2 [U] the meat of a chicken

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


It was attacked by an enormous dinosaur and died.
Dictionary example:
We're having roast/fried chicken for dinner.

A2

Animal chicken

/tk.n/

noun

BIRD
A2 [C] a type of bird kept on a farm for its
eggs or its meat

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Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


My favorite food is chicken.
Dictionary example:
A male chicken is called a cock and a female chicken is called a hen.

Animal A2
CEFR Topic Vocabulary
A2

Animal biology

Parts of
speech
/bl..di/ noun
Phonetic

Definition
A2 the scientific study of living things

Examples
Dictionary examples:
molecular/cellular biology
marine biology
a biology class/book

A2

Animal bear

/ber/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


Dear Gary, Last night I think I left my biology book at your house.
A2 a large, strong, wild animal with thick fur Dictionary examples:
a brown/black bear
a bear cub

A2

Animal baby

/be.bi/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I love bears, you know.
Dictionary example:

ANIMAL
A2 a very young animal

a baby elephant/monkey
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
They would take us to see some baby sharks, dolphins, and w[h]ales.

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