- Listening comprehension based on a documentary movie voiceover.
- Reading and responding to a review of a recent book.
- Identifying synonyms and their use in making descriptions more colourful.
- Vocabulary relating to movement and conflict.
- ‘Quite’ with gradable and non-gradable adjectives.
- Speaking on themes including cats’ habits, human navigation and getting lost.
- Writing a description of a map drawn from imagination.
1. What’s happening here?
a. Watch a 2-minute video clip, then describe the events in the video in as much detail as you can.
- What do you think were the cat’s intentions in the clip we saw?
- What are the differences in how cats move around, compared with humans?
- What can cats do that humans can’t, or usually don’t?
- Why would humans decide to attach a camera to a cat?
Quotations about cats
Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal.A remark often attributed to Winston Churchill
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.Attributed to Garrison Keillor
Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.Terry Pratchett