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The tiger                      
 
 1 Read the story and insert the right form of the verbs given.
 

To do /to enjoy/  to sleep/to walk/ to move/ to take/  to look at/   to see/ to  jump up/ to  envy

to run /to be/ to meet/ to have to/ to interrupt
 
It’s a sunny day and two men  1 through a forest. They have never been in the forest before and they  2 the smell of the vegetation and its wonderful colours.

“They say  3tigers here not long ago”, says the first man.

“”Wow, it would be great if 4the last survivor. We could tell our friends. Everybody 5 us!” answers the second.

 Suddenly, they 6it. They gasp. Is it a vision?  No, no,  it’s true.

Behind a tree,  not too far away, there is a tiger.  The tiger 7, because 8 at all.

 The two men stop: they 9 each other in silence, quickly deciding what to do. Then, without speaking, they turn back and tiptoe away.

 Suddenly one of them sneezes. The tiger 10 and starts  moving towards them.

The men  run desperately. But then one of them stops, 11some running shoes from his bag, and starts putting them on.

“12 ” shouts the other man, without 13 his desperate run.

 “Do you think ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 14_faster  than that tiger with those shoes on?”

“I 15run faster than the tiger,” the first man answers.  “I just have to run faster than you.”

 
 
2 TRUE OR FALSE?

 

1 The two men are walking on the seashore at the beginning of the story.

2 They feel happy and excited.
3 They like walking in the forest.

4 They hope not to see a tiger.

5 The tigers is playing with baby tigers.

6 The men approach the wild animals to see them better.

7 They run as quickly as they can.

8 One of the two friends stops to help the other.

9 The tiger will eat one of the two friends.

 

 

3 PERSONAL RESPONSE (talk with your partner or do as  homekork)

 
1 Do you like animals?

3 Have you got a pet?

3 Would you like to have one?

4 What are the advantages of having a pet?

5 What are the disadvantages?

6 Why do people keep pets?

7 Have you ever seen a tiger? Where?

8 How often do you take walks with your friends?

9 How do you spend your free time?

10 If you had been in the same situation as the two men in the forest, would you have done the same?