Level 2 — Level 3

Level 1  

This happens in a zoo. The zoo is in Israel. A gorilla has an accident. She falls into a moat, and She cannot get back. She is small, and She is three years old.

The gorilla’s big sister sees this. She wants to help. She gets down into the moat. The little sister gets on her back.

The big gorilla tries to climb up the moat wall. She is not successful, but she finds another way. This way is better. Both gorillas are fine.

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1) Gorilla-noun  /ɡəˈrɪl.ə/ – a large ape that comes from western Africa

2) Fall-verb /fɑːl/ – to suddenly go down onto the ground or towards the ground without intending to or by accident:

-The path’s very steep, so be careful you don’t fall.

-He fell badly and broke his leg.

-Athletes have to learn how to fall without hurting themselves.

-The horse fell at the first fence.

-I fell down the stairs and injured my back.

-The object appeared to have fallen from a great height.

-The water’s deep here, so don’t fall in!

-She slipped and fell on the ice.

-He fell into the river and had to be rescued.

-I fell off my bike and scraped my knee.

-He was leaning out of the window and almost fell out.

-She fell under a bus and was killed instantly.

-She fell five metres to the bottom of the ravine.

-He fell to his death climbing the Matterhorn.

3. Moat-noun /moʊt/ – a long, wide hole that is dug all the way around a place such as a castle and usually filled with water, to make it more difficult to attack.

4. Get-verb /ɡet/- to receive or be given something:

-UK I got quite a surprise when I saw her with short hair.

-When did you get the news about Sam?

-I got a phone call from Phil last night.

-What grade did he get for the exam?

-I got the impression that they’d rather be alone.

-What did you get for your birthday?

-We don’t get much snow here.

-I managed to get a glimpse of him through the crowds.

-If you get a moment , could you help me fill in that form?

-She gets such pleasure from her garden.

-If you can get some time off work, we could finish the decorating.

-I can never get her to myself because she’s -always surrounded by people.

5. Try-verb /traɪ/ – to attempt to do something:

-Keep trying and you’ll find a job eventually.

-If I don’t get into the academy this year, I’ll try again next year.

-I’ve tried really hard but I can’t convince him to come.

-I’m trying my best, but I just can’t do it.

 -I tried to open the window.

-Maybe you should try getting up (= you should get up) earlier.

6. Climb-verb /klaɪm/ – to go up, or to go towards the top of something:

-The plane climbed quickly to a height of 30,000 feet.

-As it leaves the village, the road climbs steeply up the mountain.

-The sun climbed higher in the sky.

7) Find-verb /faɪnd/ – to discoverespecially where a thing or person is, either unexpectedly or by searching, or to discover where to get or how to achieve something:

-I’ve just found a ten-pound note in my pocket.

-I couldn’t find Andrew’s phone number.

-You’ll find the knives and forks in the left-hand drawer.

-Researchers are hoping to find a cure for the disease.

-Has he found himself a place to live yet?

-She was found unconscious and bleeding.

-The study found that men who were married lived longer than those who were not.

-Do you think they’ll ever find a way of bringing peace to the region?

-We’re really struggling to find (= get) enough money to pay the rent.

-After years of abuse from her husband, she eventually found the courage to leave him.

-I wish I could find time to do more reading.

8) Both- /boʊθ/- (referring to) two people or things together:

-Both my parents are teachers.

-They have two children, both of whom live abroad.

-She has written two novels, both of which have been made into television series.

-Both Mike and Jim have red hair/Mike and Jim both have red hair.

-I loved them both/I loved both of them.

-The problem with both of these proposals is that they are hopelessly impractical.

-Are both of us invited, or just you?

-Would you like milk or sugar or both?

-Both men and women have complained about the advertisement.

-I felt both happy and sad at the same time.

-I think it’s important to listen to both sides of the argument.

-Improved childcare facilities would benefit both sexes, not just women.

-I failed my driving test because I didn’t keep both hands on the steering wheel

-He embraced her, kissing her on both cheeks.

-This room serves as both a study and a dining room.

After the crash both drivers got out and inspected their cars for damage.

The two scientists both made the same discovery independently, at roughly the same time.

The recipe is given in both metric and imperial measures.

A Gorilla has an accident-level 2

Level 1 — Level 3

A three-year-old gorilla fell into a five-metre moat in a zoo in Israel, but her older sister came to the rescue.

The big sister got down into the moat and let her sibling climb on her back. The big sister tried to climb up the moat wall, but there was a power cable. She got scared and fell down.

The pair later successfully climbed up the other side of the moat.

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1) Rescue-verb /ˈres.kjuː /- to help someone or something out of a dangerous, harmful, or unpleasant situation:

-The lifeboat rescued the sailors from the sinking boat.

-The government has refused to rescue the company from bankruptcy

-They shouted for help, but nobody came to rescue them.

-The management are putting together a plan to rescue the company.

-Six people were rescued by helicopter from a fishing boat in distress off the Cornish coast.

-She showed enormous courage when she rescued him from the fire.

-A goal just before half-time rescued the match from mediocrity.

2) Sibling-noun/ˈsɪb.lɪŋ/- a brother or sister:

-I have four siblings: three brothers and a sister.

-There was great sibling rivalry between Peter and his brother.

3) Scared-adjective /skerd/- frightened or worried:

-He’s scared of spiders.

-I’m scared of telling her what really happened.

-He’s scared to tell her what really happened.

-I was scared you might not be there.

-I was scared stiff .

-She had a scared look on her face.

4) Pair-noun /per/ – two things of the same appearance and size that are intended to be used together, or something that consists of two parts joined together:

-a pair of shoes/gloves

-I can’t find a matching pair of socks.

-a pair of scissors/glasses

-He packed two pairs of trousers and four shirts.

-I’d like you to do this exercise in pairs.

A Gorilla has an accident-level 3

Level 1 — Level 2

A gorilla in Israel Safari zoo came to the rescue of her younger sister yesterday after she fell into a five-metre moat. A passing visitor filmed the three-year-old gorilla named Amelia falling into the ditch.

Her eight-year-old sister Ania then carried her on her back, attempting to climb up the moat wall but was scared off by a power cable and fell down.

The zoo spokesman said the pair then successfully climbed up the other side of the moat onto the visitor’s area which was evacuated by the zoo staff.

After Amelia recovered, all gorillas who are kept at the night house were released back into their open yard.

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1) Passing-noun /ˈpæs.ɪŋ/- If something is said in passing, it is said while talking about something else and is not the main subject of a conversation:

When asked if he had told the police about the incident, Mr Banks said he had mentioned it in passing to a detective.

2) Ditch-noun /dɪtʃ/ – a long, narrow open hole that is dug into the ground, usually at the side of a road or field, used especially for supplying or removing water or for dividing land

3) Attempt-verb /əˈtempt/- to try to do something, especially something difficult:

 He attempted to escape through a window.

He attempted a joke, but no one laughed.

There’s no point in even attempting an explanation – he’ll never listen.

4) Spokesman-noun /ˈspəʊks.mən/ – someone who is chosen by a group or organization to speak officially to the public for them:

government spokesperson

5) Evacuate-verb /ɪˈvæk.ju.eɪt/ – to move people from a dangerous place to somewhere safe:

-The police evacuated the village shortly before the explosion.

-A thousand people were evacuated from their homes following the floods.

-When toxic fumes began to drift toward our homes, we were told to evacuate.

6) Release-verb /rɪˈliːs/ – to give freedom or free movement to someone or something:

-He was released from prison after serving two years of a five-year sentence.

-She was arrested for shoplifting but was released on bail.

-The surgery released him from years of pain.

7) Yard-noun /jɑːrd/ – a unit of measurement equal to three feet or approximately 91.4 centimetresHis angledshotbeat the goalkeeper from 20 yards.

-His horse collapsed just 40 yards from the winning post.

-A cricket pitch is 22 yards long.

-A yard is equal to 3 feet.

-The garden of their new house is 30 yards in length.

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