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The Rabbit and the Turtle-Animals by Karla K. Cuevas Falfรกn is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 3.0 Unported License.

ACTIVITIES

1.-Put the story in the correct order [

1

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That rabbit! What a character! He was proud of his long ears. He was proud of his long feet. And he was very proud of how fast he ran.

[

[

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“Would you like to have a race?” Turtle asked Rabbit. “Let’s race to Big Rock.”

]

Turtle went past the restaurant. He didn’t stop.

But Rabbit caught up with

“Do I want to race? With you?” rabbit laughed. “You are a dirty, dull turtle. A SLOW turtle.”

him later and left him behind again.

[

]

That rabbit was fast. He left Turtle behind in no time. Then saw a restaurant. “I’m hungry,” he thought. “And that turtle is slow. I have time for dinner.” Rabbit ate a delicious meal of fruit, cheese, and cake.

[

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Rabbit felt a little tired then. He found a log. He decided to crawl in. He slept.

[

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Turtle smiled. “I can win,” he said. Rabbit stopped laughing. “Let’s go!” he said.

[

]

Suddenly Rabbit opened his eyes. He jumped up. He ran faster than before. But he was too late.

They ran. [ [

]

“No one can catch me,” Rabbit said. “I’m wonderful.

]

Turtle did not stop. He went past log. He was slow, but he ran and he ran.

Wonderful!” “He is terrible,” said Mouse. “Awful!” said Spider. “But what we can do?” “I know what to do”, said Turtle.

[

]

That turtle was slow. But he

did not stop. He did not give up. And he won!

The Rabbit and the Turtle-Retold by Robert Newell (2000) Longman

2.-Read the statement and put a tick in the correct space TRUE

FALSE

1.-Rabbit was very modest about his qualities 2.-Mouse and Spider agreed with Rabbit’s attitude 3.-Turtle was sure of his victory 4.-Turtle stopped to have dinner 5.-Rabbit stopped to take a nap 6.-Turtle won the race 3.-Complete the words with the missing letters

T U __ T __ __

__ I __ __

M __ __ __ E

R __ __ B __ T

__ N __ K __

E L E __ __ A __ T

G __ __ __ F__ E

H __ __ S __

__ I __ __ R

H I __ __ __

__ O R __ __ __ A

__ O __ K __ Y

__ I __ __

__ H I __ __

S __ A __ __

D O __ __ H __ __

__ H A __ __

4.-Draw a line to match the animals to their sounds

Meow Cluck Dog

Woof

Bird

Oink Moo Cow

Cock-a-doodle-doo

Pig

Ribbit Baa

Quack

Frog

Rooster

Tweet

Sheep

Hen Duck

Cat

KEY ACTIVITY 1 That rabbit! What a character! He was proud of his long ears. He was proud of his long feet. And he was very proud of how fast he ran.

“No one can catch me,” Rabbit said. “I’m wonderful. Wonderful!” “He is terrible,” said Mouse. “Awful!” said Spider. “But what we can do?” “I know what to do”, said Turtle. “Would you like to have a race?” Turtle asked Rabbit. “Let’s race to Big Rock.” “Do I want to race? With you?” rabbit laughed. “You are a dirty, dull turtle.

A SLOW turtle.” Turtle smiled. “I can win,” he said. Rabbit stopped laughing. “Let’s go!” he said. They ran. That rabbit was fast. He left Turtle behind in no time. Then saw a restaurant. “I’m hungry,” he thought. “And that turtle is slow. I have time for dinner.” Rabbit ate a delicious meal of fruit, cheese, and cake. Turtle went past the restaurant. He didn’t stop. But Rabbit caught up with

him later and left him behind again. Rabbit felt a little tired then. He found a log. He decided to crawl in. He slept. Turtle did not stop. He went past log. He was slow, but he ran and he ran. Suddenly Rabbit opened his eyes. He jumped up. He ran faster than before. But he was too late. That turtle was slow. But he did not stop. He did not give up. And he won!

ACTIVITY 2 1.-F 2.-F 3.-T 4.-F 5.-T 6.-T ACTIVITY 3 -TURTLE -FISH -MOUSE -RABBIT -SNAKE -HORSE

-ELEPHANT -TIGER -GIRAFFE -HIPPO -GORILLA -MONKEY

-RHINO -LION -DOLPHIN -SHARK -WHALE

ACTIVITY 4 MEOW CLUCK WOOF OINK MOO COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO RIBBIT BAA QUACK TWEET

Cat Hen Dog Pig Cow Rooster Frog Sheep Duck Bird


ANIMALS-The Rabbit and the Turtle (retold) by Robert Newell