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Mark McClean  
Belfast, UK  
Mouse
 
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Mark McClean
Watch the video by clicking on the screen above then choose the best answer. Read what Mark says by clicking here but try to do the exercise before you see the text.
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1. The mice come into the house when it's cold.
 true
 false

2. The mouse has been caught in a trap.
 true
 false


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3. The mouse ran up Mark's trouser leg.
 true
 false

4. Mark will release the mouse near the house.
 true
 false

   Did you know?
Mark says 'It could be you!'. This phrase was made famous by advertisements for the National Lottery . This is a chance for the people of the UK to win 'jackpots' worth millions of pounds by buying a £1 ticket. To win the lottery you need to choose 6 numbers between 1 and 48. The winning numbers are chosen on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The highest total jackpot amount was £42,008,610 from the draw on 6th January 1996.
   Language Fix
One of Mark's children Look at the meanings of the words and then choose the correct way to complete the following sentences. Only one of the choices in each question is possible. Use the Check button to see the answer.
1. They could hear the mouse skating / scuttling / staggering around in the attic.


2. The mouse was caught in the trap and was squeaking / chiming / screaming loudly.


3. Lulu is terrified of mice. She bounced / tripped / leapt onto the chair as soon as she saw the mouse run into the room.


4. He's a very valuable / bad tempered / compassionate man and released the mouse after it had been caught.


5. The mouse was still alive. It had survived / existed / maintained the night in the trap.


6. Her heart was bumping / clapping / thumping with fear as she carried the mouse outside.


   Get talking!
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What is happening in each picture? Do you think it's cruel to keep animals in zoos? Do you have any animals at home? See a model answer.


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