Learn english with english listening and exercises

Learn english with english listening and exercises

Learn English with English Listening and Exercises

The video below is adjusted to the needs of intermediate – advanced English learners. It will help your listening comprehension and build up vocabulary. Also, you may learn an interesting fact you did not know before. Download the Answer Sheet below the lesson.


1. Listen and fill in the blanks

These are crocodiles spinning in a feeding frenzy, ………………. an antelope. They are busy, to say the least, with a big job to do.
Enter: a hippo? Our hippo, inexplicably starts to lick the bodies of the …………………. Scientist haven’t figured out why yet, but hippos ………………………….. hanging with these blood-thirsty killers as they shred their victim and gorge on its flesh.
Talk about insolence? Why do the crocs …………………………. this?
Well, first of all, the hippos are no threat, they are …………….. Secondly, the hippos are more powerful than the crocs, so the crocs carry on as if the hippos aren’t even there.
And if you think this is bold, here’s a …………………. wading into a bevy of crocodiles. You know, it must be genetic. The baby hippo immediately starts gnawing on the spines of the …………………. Now, this has got to be annoying, but what are they gonna do? Answer: Nothing.
Wanna know how hippos ………………….. the so-called danger of getting too close to a crocodile? Yaawwn. Yeah, I guess that about sums it up.

2. Mark the statements T for true and F for false.

  1. Hippos like licking the backs of crocodiles.
  2. Crocs don’t mind sharing the antelope with the hippos.
  3. Crocs and hippos are vegetarian.
  4. Even baby hippos gnaw on crocs’ backs without fearing them.
  5. Scientists haven’t yet figured out why hippos like licking crocs.
  6. Crocodiles are more powerful than hippos but do not like their taste.

3. Match the word with its definition

spin – to stuff with food
frenzy – difficult/ impossible to explain
inexplicable – impudence, discourtesy, offence
insolence – a craze, temporary madness, or excitement
gnaw – to twist, whirl
gorge – on a group of animals or birds
bevy – cruel
blood-thirsty – to bite, chew on, or erode with the teeth

4. Put the words in order to make a sentence.

  1. why/ scientists/ know/ backs/ chew/ hippos/ on/ crocs’/ don’t/
  2. tearing/ crocs/ hippos/ mind/ being/ there/ when/ antelope/ apart/ an/ don’t/
  3. vegetarian/ are/ eat/ animals/ so/ they/ would/ not/ other/ hippos/
  4. of/ bravely/ baby/ into/ hippos/ wade/ a/ crocodiles/ bevy/
  5. out/ it/ hippos/ is/ crocs/ why/ hanging/ with/ inexplicable/ enjoy/
  6. afraid/ to/ crocs/ it/ up/ hippos/ sum/ are/ not/ of/

Original video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6vJXRwsoSk

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