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<ul><li><p>A: Discussion </p><p>1. Look at the picture below and answer the questions. </p><p>b. What is the name of this animal? </p><p>c. Where does it live? </p><p>d. What does it eat? </p><p>2. Todays article is about a gorilla who can speak her mind. Think about these questions. </p><p>a. What language can a gorilla speak? </p><p>b. Can a gorilla have a pet? </p><p>c. What feelings can an animal have? </p><p>B: Vocabulary </p><p>Look at these words below. Use your dictionary to find their meanings. Then put them under the correct </p><p>heading. The first one is done for you as an example. </p><p>Adjective Noun Verb </p><p>to name Phrase </p><p>a thought, use sign language, to be born in captivity, dirty, to name, to sign, one time, to scold, to bit, sad, </p><p>a pet kitten, a feeling, soft, to die. </p><p>C: Predicting </p><p>What do you think today's article will be about? In groups discuss the questions below. The questions will </p><p>help you to think about today's article. </p><p>1. Who was born in captivity? </p><p>2. What language was the gorilla taught? </p><p>3. Who had a pet kitten? </p><p>4. Who was sad and soft? </p><p>5. What was the kitten scolded for? </p><p>Reading Activities </p><p>A: Main Idea </p><p>Read todays article and circle the best answer below. </p><p>Todays article is about </p><p>a. a kitten who lived with gorilla </p><p>b. a gorilla who could use the sign language </p><p>c. an animal who could speak </p><p>1</p></li><li><p>An Animal Speaks Her Mind </p><p>If animals could talk, what would they say about their thoughts and feelings? A gorilla born in captivity </p><p>has helped answer that question. Koko was taught to use sign language. She has learned hundreds of </p><p>words! Koko once had a pet kitten she named All Ball. "Koko love Ball," she signed. "Soft good cat." </p><p>One time, she scolded the kitten for biting her-by signing "you bad dirty toilet"! When her pet died, Koko </p><p>cried. "Sad sleep cat," she signed. </p><p>B: Sequencing. </p><p>Look at the first sentence of the article and put the lines into the correct order. Dont look at the article. </p><p>(The first line is numbered for you) </p><p>1. Here is the first sentence. </p><p>__could </p><p>_1_If animals </p><p>__what would </p><p>__thoughts </p><p>__they say </p><p>__and feelings </p><p>__about their </p><p>__talk </p><p>2. Here is the second sentence. </p><p>__she scolded </p><p>__biting her </p><p>__one time </p><p>__the kitten for </p><p>__by signing </p><p>__you bad dirty toilet </p><p>3.Here is the third sentence. </p><p>__ born </p><p>__in captivity </p><p>__that question </p><p>2</p></li><li><p>__answer </p><p>__a gorilla </p><p>__has helped </p><p>C: Reading for Detail </p><p>Look at the words in bold type from todays article and choose the best meaning. </p><p>1. If animals could talk, what would they say about their thoughts and feelings. </p><p>They in this sentence means: </p><p>a. scientists </p><p>b. people </p><p>c. animals </p><p>2. She has learned hundreds of words. </p><p>She in this sentence means: </p><p>a. a cat </p><p>b. a gorilla </p><p>c. an animal </p><p>3. Koko once had a pet kitten she named All Ball. </p><p>She in this sentence means: </p><p>a. a pet kitten </p><p>b. All Ball </p><p>c. Koko </p><p>4. One time, she scolded the kitten for biting her by signing you bad dirty toilet. </p><p>Her in this sentence means: </p><p>a. Koko </p><p>b. The kitten </p><p>c. captivity </p><p>5. You in this sentence means: </p><p>a. the kitten </p><p>b. a gorilla </p><p>c. a pet </p><p>D: Questions </p><p>Read the article again and answer the questions below. </p><p>1. Who was born in captivity? </p><p>2. What language was the gorilla taught? </p><p>3</p></li><li><p>3. Who had a pet kitten? </p><p>4. Who was sad and soft? </p><p>5. What was the kitten scolded for? </p><p>Compare your answers here with the answers you gave in Pre-Reading Activity C. </p><p>Post-Reading Activities </p><p>You may do one or more of these activities. </p><p>A: Language </p><p>1. A gorilla born in captivity has helped answer that question. </p><p>The Present Perfect is used to express an action that has finished by the present moment. </p><p>2. She has learned hundreds of words. </p><p>The Present Perfect is used to express an action that has finished by the present moment. </p><p>3. Koko once had a pet kitten she named All Ball. </p><p>The Past Simple is used for actions that finished in the past. </p><p>4. One time she scolded the kitten for biting her by signing you bad dirty toilet. </p><p>The Past Simple is used for actions that finished in the past. </p><p>5. When her pet died, Koko cried. </p><p>The Past Simple is used for actions that finished in the past. </p><p>Put the verbs in brackets into the right tense form. </p><p>1. Koko once (have) a pet kitten she (name) All Ball. </p><p>2. Koko love Ball she (sign). </p><p>3. One time, she (scold) the kitten for biting her. </p><p>4. When the pet (die), Koko (cry). </p><p>B: Gap Fill </p><p>Complete the paragraph with the words in the list below. </p><p>thoughts, feelings, sign language, named, in captivity, dirty, signed, one time, kitten, sad, animals, gorilla, </p><p>words, pet. </p><p>If (1)_________ could talk, what would they say about their (2)_______ and (3)_______? </p><p>A (4)_________ born (5)________ has helped answer that question. </p><p>Koko was taught to use (6) ________ . She has learned hundreds of (7)______ . </p><p>4</p></li><li><p>Koko once had a pet (8)______ she (9)________ All Ball. Koko love Ball, she (10)____ . </p><p>Soft good cat. (11)________ . She scolded the kitten for biting her by signing you bad (12)_______ </p><p>toilet. </p><p>When her (13)______ died, Koko cried. (14)_______ sleep cat, she signed. </p><p>TEACHERS' NOTES AND ANSWER KEY </p><p>Pre-Reading Activities </p><p>A: Discussion - Answers </p><p>a. gorilla </p><p>b. In the forests of the western part of Central Africa. </p><p>c. Plants, fruit. </p><p>B: Vocabulary - Notes </p><p>You may need to explain to students that a phrase is a group of two or more words that have meaning but </p><p>don't form a complete sentence. </p><p>Discuss the headings with your students to ensure that they know what the categories are. Students use </p><p>their dictionaries to check the meanings of the words and then sort them into the correct category. </p><p>B: Vocabulary - Answers </p><p>Adjectives: dirty, sad, soft. </p><p>Nouns: a thought, a feeling. </p><p>Verbs: to die, to sign, to scold, to bit. </p><p>Phrases: use sign language, to be born in captivity, one time, a pet kitten </p><p>C: Predicting - Notes </p><p>Ask the students to work in pairs or small groups to discuss the questions. Don't give them any answers at </p><p>this stage. </p><p>Reading Activities </p><p>A: Main Idea - Answer </p><p>The best answer is: c. (The other answers are true but c. is the best answer.) </p><p>B: Sequencing - Answers </p><p>1. </p><p>_2_could </p><p>_1_If animals </p><p>_4_what would </p><p>5</p></li><li><p>_7_thoughts </p><p>_5_they say </p><p>_8_and feelings </p><p>_6_about their </p><p>_3_talk </p><p>2. </p><p>_2_she scolded </p><p>_4_biting her </p><p>_1_one time </p><p>_3_the kitten for </p><p>_5_by signing </p><p>_6_you bad dirty toilet </p><p>3. </p><p>_2_ born </p><p>_3_in captivity </p><p>_6_that question </p><p>_5_answer </p><p>_1_a gorilla </p><p>_4_has helped </p><p>C: Reading for Detail - Answers </p><p>1.c, 2.b, 3.c, 4.a, 5.a. </p><p>D: Questions - Notes </p><p>These questions are the same questions that were in Pre-Reading Activity B. This is a chance for the </p><p>students to compare their predictions with what is in the article. </p><p>D: Questions - Answers </p><p>1. A gorilla was born in captivity. </p><p>2. The gorilla was taught a sign language. </p><p>3. The gorilla had a pet kitten </p><p>4. The kitten was sad and soft </p><p>6</p></li><li><p>5. The kitten was scolded for biting the gorilla. </p><p>Post-Reading Activities </p><p>A: Language - Notes </p><p>Students can refer to the article for help in knowing which tense to use. </p><p>A: Language - Put the verbs in brackets into the right tense form. Answers </p><p>1. Koko once had a pet kitten she named All Ball. </p><p>2. Koko love Ball she signed. </p><p>3. One time, she scolded the kitten for biting her. </p><p>4. When the pet died, Koko cried. </p><p>B: Gap Fill - Answers </p><p>1. Animals </p><p>2. Thoughts </p><p>3. Feelings </p><p>4. Gorilla </p><p>5. In captivity </p><p>6. Sign language </p><p>7. Words </p><p>8. Kitten </p><p>9. Named </p><p>10. Signed </p><p>11. Jne time </p><p>12. Dirty </p><p>13. Pet </p><p>14. Sad </p><p> , </p><p> 20; , . </p><p>7</p></li></ul>