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C1-C2 Vocabulary quiz for animals

Learning vocabulary in a foreign language can be either fun or tedious depending on how you set yourself to doing it. It can also be quite frustrating as we usually only seem to remember the words that we use in our everyday interaction and very frequently forget ‘that other word’ (Ooooh! Ah! Eek! Oops! It’s on the tip of my tongue!).

The two main ways to learn vocabulary in an ESL classroom is through reading and listening, but even when we do this and carefully record all the new words and their usage, we tend to forget many of them and spending time revising the lengthy lists that we have lovingly written down in our notebook, can eventually become extremely time-consuming. And don’t forget that students also have to meet course assignments, so they end up grabbing fists of hair looking at me with anger written all over their faces (joking). But the thing is, vocabulary is such an important part of learning English, and even if you can make yourself understood, through gesticulation and using a limited number of words (“me-tarzan-you-jane” sort), when it comes to higher levels, a good range of vocabulary is not only expected, but also necessary so as to be able to cope efficiently in all the skills (productive and receptive). Yes, I know, I must be really boring you with all this lectoring about how important learning vocabulary is (Sorry, didn’t mean to be such a pain in the neck).

Well, this week we’re starting a unit devoted to the natural world, so I thought that I’d might as well create a vocabulary quiz for Advanced and Proficiency levels, just to help you get some new words under your belts and refresh your memory on others. In this post you’ll two animal quizzes (there are so many words that they have been divided into two groups). Read the description and write the word. You have the firs letter and the number of letters to help you.

Quiz number 1

Created by blogdeserena

C1/C2 VOCABULARY QUIZ ANIMALS NUMBER 1

Read and write the word(s). You have the first letter and the number of letters that form the word as a clue

Activity by Serena

Pigs are often referred to as ...
s_ _ _ _

The verb that refers to when fish lay eggs.
s _ _ _ _

The hatching of eggs is called...
i _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

An noun referring to when an animal sleeps during the cold periods of the year.
h _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

A wild rabbit's home under ground is typically called...
b _ _ _ _ _

An adjective meaning that an animal has left its home or has been abandoned.
s _ _ _ _

The form of an insect while it is changing into an adult.
c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

A verb that refers to when birds are sleeping or resting.
r _ _ _ _

A noun that refers to wild animals when hunted for food or sport.
g _ _ _

A verb that refers to when an animal drinks.
l _ _

If an animal can't walk because it has a harmed foot or paw, we say it's...
l _ _ _

Another word for sheep's wool.
f _ _ _ _ _

A cage for chickens is a ...
c _ _ _

A noun that means that a wild animal isn't free.
c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

Of animals that are active at night.
n _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

The process by which a snake loses its old skin.
s _ _ _

The structure made by bees where they keep their honey is called...

When an animal has escaped we can say its on the ...
l _ _ _ _

Horses have these at the end of their legs.
h _ _ _ _ _

Synonym of beak.
b _ _ _

A place where animals and plants are protected.
r _ _ _ _ _ _

When birds lose their feathers (especially when growing into adulthood), we say they are ...
m _ _ _ _ _ _ _

A horse does this when it rises on its hind legs.
r _ _ _

Female kangaroos carry their young in a ...
p_ _ _ _ 

When cows, sheep, or other herbivorous animals eat grass in a field.
g _ _ _ _

A lion's home is typically called a ...
d _ _

A peaceful place where animals are protected.
h _ _ _ _

Quiz number 2

Created by blogdeserena

C1/C2 VOCABULARY QUIZ ANIMALS NUMBER 2

Read and write the word(s).  You have the first letter and the number of letters as a clue for each word

Activity by Serena

Group name for baby animals born together, especially cats or dogs.
l _ _ _ _ _ 

A noun used to refer to the animals kept on a farm.
l _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

A verb which means an animal wounds another animal with its horns or tusks.
g _ _ _

Animals that are hunted and eaten by other animals are ...
p _ _ _

Solid animal waste
d _ _ _

A verb that means becoming pregnant.
c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

The name for birds such as chickens, ducks and turkeys when kept for eggs or meat.
p _ _ _ _ _ _

A phrasal verb that means to give death to an animal in order to avoid it from suffering or causing harm.
to put _ _ _ _

wild animals that destroy plants, food or attack farm animals.
v _ _ _ _ _ _

The m _ _ _ _ _ season. When animals have sex to produce young.

The ... season

To care for young until they are fully grown.
r _ _ _

An animal that hunts and kills other animals is typically refered to as a ...
p _ _ _ _ _ _ _

When large animals lie around in water or mud to keep cool or for pleasure.
w _ _ _ _ _

A device used for covering an animal's mouth to avoid it from biting.
m _ _ _ _ _

The act of moving from one area to another is ...
m _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

To move quietly and carefully in an area usually for hunting or to harm other animals.
p _ _ _ _

The most powerful male animal in a group is called....

a _ _ _ _ m _ _ _

The verb that means to have sex to produce young is ...
b _ _ _ _

The bones and flesh of a dead animal is called a
c _ _ _ _ _ _ 

A verb that refers to when animals look for food.
f _ _ _ _ _

To remove sexual organs to avoid an animal having young is called...
n_ _ _ _ _ _ 

When a bull rushes forward in a violent attack.
c _ _ _ _ _ 

A verb that refers to when animals look for food among waste.
s _ _ _ _ _ _ _

The group noun for young birds born from the same parents at the same time is...
b _ _ _ _

A situation when animals rush in the same direction because they are frightened.
s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

A place where abandoned animals are kept.
s _ _ _ _ _ _

The skin of certain types of animals that is used as leather.
h _ _ _

2 thoughts on “C1-C2 Vocabulary quiz for animals


  1. I found it more than interesting! I love your exercises! Thank you! (Óscar. UNED)

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