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1 Giant Lizard Attacked My Husband

2 Go to the following BBC News website http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainm ent/showbiz/newsid_1382000/1382755.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainm ent/showbiz/newsid_1382000/1382755.stm Giant Lizard Attacked My Husband 1.Who was bitten by the lizard? 2.What type of lizard was it? 3.Where did it bite him? 4.How big can these lizards get?

3 Reading Task 1 1.Who was bitten by the lizard? Sharon Stone’s husband and editor – Phil Bronstein 2.What type of lizard was it? A komodo dragon 3.Where did it bite him? On the foot (in the lizard’s cage at the Los Angeles Zoo) 4.How big can these lizards get? Up to 3.1 metres in length

4 Reading Task 2 Read the article again and summarise what happened under these headings: Reason for Entering the Cage The Attack The Result of the Attack

5 Reading Task 2 Reason for entering the cage Bronstein had always wanted to see a komodo dragon and his wife arranged the private visit as a Father’s Day present. He was invited into the cage by the keeper.

6 Reading Task 2 The Attack The keeper asked Bronstein to take off his white tennis shoes because they might be mistaken for rats by the lizard. The lizard then grabbed the editor’s foot with its mouth and started to thrash its body around. Bronstein managed to open the lizards mouth and free his foot. He escaped through a small door in the cage.

7 Reading Task 2 The Result of the Attack The attack damaged the tendons in his foot and his big toe and he needed surgery. He is recovering in hospital and will be out on Monday. He expects to return to work during the week.

8 Grammar - Articles Don’t look at the BBC website for the following activity. Look at the handout of the text and decide which article is missing: a / an / the or 0 (no article)

9 Grammar - Articles Phil Bronstein, ____ husband of actress Sharon Stone, has had foot surgery following ____ attack by ____ Komodo dragon at ____ US zoo. ____ Bronstein was bitten on ____ foot in ____ Indonesian lizard's cage during ____ couple's private tour of ____ Los Angeles zoo. He had surgery on Saturday to reattach ____ severed tendons and rebuild ____ big toe and was in ____ stable condition, ____ spokesman for ____ paper said. the an the a a a a 0 0 0

10 Grammar - Articles ____ lizard got hold of Bronstein's ____ foot after ____ zookeeper asked him to remove his ____ white tennis shoes to keep ____ five-foot-long reptile from mistaking them for ____ white rats it is fed. Stone, who witnessed ____ attack from outside ____ cage, said ____ reptile attacked Bronstein's shoeless foot, crushing his big toe while thrashing its body around. ____ editor managed to pry open ____ reptile's mouth and escape through ____ small feeding door in ____ cage while ____ zookeeper distracted it, Stone said. The 0 a 0 the The the a

11 Grammar - Articles Bronstein is expected to leave ____ hospital in Los Angeles on Monday, and he told ____ newspaper: "I'm recovering, and I expect to be back at ____ work this week." ____ tour was arranged as ____ Father's Day surprise for Bronstein, who had always wanted to see ____ Komodo dragon up close. "We're very grateful for ____ professional care of ____ people at ____ hospital," added ____ US actress. "We certainly don't blame ____ people at ____ zoo." the 0 a a

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