VOCABULARY 3: ANIMALS

VOCABULARY 3: ANIMALS

Hello everybody! How are you today? ‘Animals’ is our topic for this week and we´re going to start from scratch. What animals do you know? Can you name at least five animals? If not, you have to read this post. Here we´re going to show you some useful vocabulary to talk about wildlife, nature and so on. Are you an animal lover? Do you have any pets? Have you ever lived on a farm? Then, you´ll probably have an interest in this.

ANIMALS

Wild animals

Wild animals are those species of animals that are naturally ferocious, unpredictable, dangerous or not devoted to the service of mankind. For example:

 

Antelope

Bat

Bear

Buffalo

Chimpanzee

Crocodile

Deer

Eagle

Elephant

Fox

Giraffe

Gorilla

Leopard

Ostrich

Owl

Ox

Rabbit

Raccoon

Scorpion

Shark

Snake

Wolf

Zebra

 

Farm animals

Farm animals are animals that are kept for use or profit. They´re used for the production of human and animal food and feed, fiber, skin and hide and they´re also used in farm work, (for example, bullocks and horses used in the hauling of freight). Examples:

Cow

Dog

Donkey

Duck

Foal

Frog

Goat

Goose

Hens

Horse

Lamb

Magpie

Mouse

Owl

Rabbit

Sheep

Turkey

 

 

Birds

Birds are warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animals distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, a beak, and typically by being able to fly. For example:

Budgerigar

Eagle

Nightingale

Owl

Pigeon

Seagull

 

Insects

Insects are animals that are small, air-breathing arthropods having a body divided into three parts and having two antennae, three pairs of legs (and usually two pairs of wings). For example:

Ant

Bee

Butterfly

Dragon-fly

Firefly

Fly

Praying mantis

Spider

 

 

Pets / Domestic animals

Pets are domestic or tamed animals kept for companionship or pleasure. For example:

Budgerigar

Dog

Canary

Cat

Hamster

Iguana

Rabbit

Pony

 

Sea creatures

Sea creatures are animals inhabiting the sea, including fishes, mollucs and many mammals. For example:

Eel

Goldfish

Octopus

Seagull

Sea wolf

Shark

Tuna

Whale

 

ANIMAL PARTS

Would you like to describe an animal? Probably its body has some of these parts.

Beak

Claws

Feathers

Paws

Tail

Wings

 

BABY ANIMALS

What´s the name of baby animals? It depends on the animal. Here you have some examples.

Kitten (cat)

Puppy (dog)

Chick (Hen)

Foal (Horse)

Lamb (Sheep)

Calf (Cow)

 

And now, a bit more information for advanced students.

 

IDIOMS

You´re a pig-headed –> You´re stupid, stubborn.

Let sleeping dogs lie. –> Not to talk about things that happened in the past.

I feel like a fish out of water. –> I feel uncomfortable.

He wouldn´t hurt a fly. –> He is a non-violent person.

Hold your horses! –> Relax!

My boss is a cold fish –> My boss is unfriendly.

 

ANIMAL RIDDLES

  1. I am a very elegant animal, very fast and little fierce; and when I want to put on I’m going to the blacksmith’s house.

Answer: The horse.

  1. Before egg, then little cap, later I will fly like a little bird.

Answer: The butterfly.

  1. What is the animal, of field or corral, that if a carrot you give its little teeth will you see?

Answer: The rabbit.

  1. From cell to cell I go, but prey I’m not.

Answer: The bee.

  1. I do not look like it and I’m a fish, and my form reflects it a piece of chess.

Answer: The seahorse.

  1. Go out to the country at night if you want to know me, I am lord of great eyes, serious face and great to know.

Answer: The owl.

  1. I am cunning and playful and hunting a mouse it´s my biggest hobby.

Answer: The cat.

 

…and that´s all for today!

Now, could you talk about animals in a conversation? Yes or no? Thanks for visiting us. Happy Wednesday!

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