- Copy the text below and paste it in a text-editing program (Microsoft Word/ Open office, etc.).
- Play the audio and fill in the blanks in the text you have pasted in the text-editing program.
- Answer the questions in the test below.
- Download the Answer Sheet
1. Listen to the text and fill in the blanks:
Reporter: What’s a dog to do when he’s scared to __________ through a doorway? This is the __________ of a pit bull who puts his fears behind him by __________ in backwards. His name is Queso, Spanish for __________.
Dog owner: My husband and I were just like: “What is he __________?”
Reporter: When they moved into their __________ house in Austin, Texas their shelter __________ Queso refused to go into any of the upstairs __________ except for theirs. And that one, he had to force himself to enter backwards.
Dog owner: He’s come up with this genius technique to overcome the __________ and it works for him and it’s awesome.
Reporter: __________ being called the “moonwalking” pit bull in the style of Michael Jackson. Queso’s __________ don‘t think it’s actually the doorway that scares him. They think it’s the __________. But once he gets in, does he back out the door?
Dog owner: No, going out the door, he goes straight…I __________ explain it…
|doorway||the opening where a door is|
|pit bull||a dog breed known to be a strong fighter|
|to refuse||say ‘no’ to something|
|to force yourself||to make yourself do something you don’t want to|
|backwards||(moving) towards the back|
|to overcome||to successfully deal with something|
|technique||a method, a way to do something|
|moonwalk||a dance invented by Michael Jackson|
3. Answer the questions