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Worksheet-3 - Describing Animals

How do you describe an animal? What common adjectives can be used? Here is a list of common words that you can use, to describe your pet or favourite animal. Use them to add colour to your speech or your composition. Please complete the worksheet that follow this list, to make these words part of your repertoire of English vocabulary. You can check your answers with the answer sheet given.

| scaly | | bushy | furry | cute | clean | tame | powerful | fast | good at guarding | faithful | loyal | independent | majestic | active | sleek | cuddly | soft | fearsome | big | funny | brave | tiny | energetic | ferocious | cunning | hardworking | smart | good company | obedient | domestic | wild | wild | crazy | clever | beautiful | stupid | giant | cold-blooded | pedigree | carnivorous | herbivorous | omnivorous | venomous | untrained | social | thoroughbred | amphibious | aquatic | vertebrate | invertebrate | domestic | domesticated | lazy | loyal | slimy |

Worksheet

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate answers. Please note that some questions may have more than one answer.

1. The lion looks .................... No wonder it is called the king of the jungle.

2. My cat has a .................... tail.

3. Tigers and cats belong to the same family of animals. They are all .................... They eat only meat.

4. This dog looks .................... , but it is actually .................... You don’t have to worry.

5. My son is allergic to animal fur. So, I cannot have any .................... pets in the house.

6. The fox is supposed to be a .................... animal. In many stories, it is the fox that tricks the other animals.

7. I don’t like .................... and .................... animals. That is why I don’t like snakes.

8. Dogs are .................... and .................... houses.

9. Jane likes .................... and .................... animals. That is why she has bought a small, furry dog for herself.

10. Frog is an .................... animal. It can live both on land and in water.

11. .................... animals are those that have a backbone, whereas .................... animals are those that do not.

12. I like all animals: both .................... and ....................

13. The tiger in the movie was so .................... and .................... that many of the spectators cried out in terror.

14. My neighbour Jack’s pet dog is very .................... and .................... When Jack asks the dog to fetch the newspaper, it does it immediately.

15. That is the most .................... snake in the world. Don’t disturb it at any cost.

Answers

1. The lion looks majestic. No wonder it is called the king of the jungle.

2. My cat has a bushy tail.

3. Tigers and cats belong to the same family of animals. They are all carnivorous. They eat only meat.

4. This dog looks ferocious/fearsome but it is actually tame. You don’t have to worry.

5. My son is allergic to animal fur. So, I cannot have any furry pets in the house.

6. The fox is supposed to be a cunning animal. In many stories, it is the fox that tricks the other animals.

7. I don’t like scaly and slimy animals. That is why I don’t like snakes.

8. Dogs are good company and are good at guarding houses.

9. Jane likes soft and cuddly animals. That is why she has bought a small, furry dog for herself.

10. Frog is an amphibious animal. It can live both on land and in water.

11. Vertebrate animals are those that have a backbone, whereas invertebrate animals are those that do not.

12. I like all animals: both wild and domesticated.

13. The tiger in the movie was so fearsome/ferocious that many of the spectators cried out in terror.

14. My neighbour Jack’s pet dog is very smart/clever and obedient. When Jack asks the dog to fetch the newspaper, it does it immediately.

15. That is the most venomous/poisonous snake in the world. Don’t disturb it at any cost.

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