Easy to Intermediate English Listening Comprehension and Quiz - Lions

Easy to Intermediate English Listening Comprehension and Quiz - Lions

  • Instructions
  • 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
A lion is a large __________ usually called “the king of the jungle.” These big __________ live in Africa and Asia. Even though they look similar, they are __________ different.
African lions are up to 2 __________ long, and weigh from 120 to 191 __________. Lions in Asia are bigger. They can __________ up to 226 kg and can be almost 3 meters __________.

Male lions are __________ than female lions and have a lot of hair around their __________, called mane. The mane’s function is to __________ the male look more attractive to females and __________ to other male lions.

__________ eat large animals that they find in the grasslands, including antelopes and __________. Sometimes they can also eat smaller animals.

Lions are very social cats and __________ in groups called prides. Asian and African lion prides are very __________.
African lion __________ consist of up to three males, around a dozen females, and __________ young. There are prides that have as many as 40 members.

Asian lions divide __________ into two prides. The females have a pride and the males __________ a pride.
All of the females in a pride are __________ related to each other because females usually stay with the pride in which they __________ born. Male lions, when they are old __________, go away to create their own pride.

At 3 or 4 years old, __________ and females are ready to start families or mate. After around 4 __________ the female lion gives birth to her babies, called cubs. She __________ away from the others for the first six __________ of their lives.

One fun fact about lions is that they are very similar to __________. Some say that if you shaved __________ you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.


Answer the questions

1. The lions and Africa, and the lions in Asia:
2. The lions in Asia are:
3. Male lions have big hair around their heads, which is called:
4. Lions eat:
5. Lions are social cats, which means that:
6. A group of lions that live together is called:
7. Male lions and female lions in Asia:
8. At the age of 3 or 4 lions:
9. If you shave a lion and a tiger:



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