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DOGTV Channel Launches In The US (19th April, 2012)

A new television channel has started in the USA. It is a special network for dogs, called DOGTV. It made its premiere in February in San Diego, California. The shows are for lonely dogs to watch when their owners go to work. Many canine pets spend long hours alone at home and this makes them feel stressed. Owners of DOGTV say the channel will entertain and relax dogs and that it "offers a promise to our lovely best friends that they should never again feel alone".

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The channel has been so successful that its bosses want to launch it across the USA. Dog owners who sign up for the channel will pay $5 a month. The programmes are made especially for our four-legged friends. Film crews think about what images, sounds and colours dogs like best. A lot of research goes into finding the best pictures. The head of marketing for DOGTV said: "They love watching other dogs being active on the screen." A California dog shelter says the channel helps its dogs stay calm.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

A new television channel has

a.

alone at home

2

a special network for

b.

in February

3.

It made its premiere

c.

friends

4.

pets spend long hours

d.

started in the USA

5.

makes them

e.

dogs

6.

best

f.

feel stressed

 

Paragraph 2

1.

so

a.

across the USA

2

bosses want to launch it

b.

the best pictures

3.

our four-

c.

successful

4.

A lot of research goes into finding

d.

shelter

5.

head of

e.

legged friends

6.

dog

f.

marketing


LISTENING GAP FILL

A new _________________ has started in the USA. It is a special network for dogs, called DOGTV. It _________________ in February in San Diego, California. The shows are for lonely dogs to watch when their _________________. Many canine pets spend long hours alone at home and this makes them _________________. Owners of DOGTV say the channel will entertain and relax dogs and that it "_________________ to our lovely best friends that they should never _________________".

The channel has been so successful that its bosses _________________ it across the USA. Dog owners who _________________ channel will pay $5 a month. The programmes are made especially for our _________________. Film crews think _________________, sounds and colours dogs like best. A lot of research goes into finding the best pictures. The _________________ for DOGTV said: "They love watching other dogs being active on the screen." A California dog shelter says the channel helps _________________.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

A new television channel has started in the USA. It is a special (1) ____ for dogs, called DOGTV. It made (2) ____ premiere in February in San Diego, California. The shows are for lonely dogs to watch when their (3) ____ go to work. Many canine pets spend long hours alone at home and this makes them (4) ____ stressed. Owners of DOGTV say the channel will entertain and relax dogs and that it "(5) ____ a promise to our lovely best friends that they should never (6) ____ feel alone".

The channel has been (7) ____ successful that its bosses want to launch it across the USA. Dog owners who sign (8) ____ for the channel will pay $5 a month. The programmes are made especially for our four-(9) ____ friends. Film crews think about what images, sounds and colours dogs like best. A lot of research (10) ____ into finding the best pictures. The head (11) ____ marketing for DOGTV said: "They love watching other dogs being active on the screen." A California dog shelter says the channel helps its dogs stay (12) ____.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

worker

(b)

netting

(c)

network

2.

(a)

its

(b)

their

(c)

final

3.

(a)

owned

(b)

owners

(c)

owns

4.

(a)

feel

(b)

do

(c)

have

5.

(a)

requests

(b)

offers

(c)

suggests

6.

(a)

repeat

(b)

twice

(c)

again

7.

(a)

so

(b)

such

(c)

some

8.

(a)

down

(b)

up

(c)

along

9.

(a)

headed

(b)

fingered

(c)

legged

10.

(a)

goes

(b)

does

(c)

hoes

11.

(a)

by

(b)

on

(c)

of

12

(a)

clam

(b)

calm

(c)

claim


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

a special onetrkw for dogs

2.

It made its iereprme

3.

yollen dogs

4.

their serwno go to work

5.

the channel will ntnietrae and relax dogs

6.

offers a sopmrie

 

Paragraph 2

7.

… has been so lcsessufuc

8.

our four-geldge friends

9.

Film rescw

10.

A lot of saehrcre

11.

being active on the nescer

12.

A California dog esetrlh


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

the USA. Dog owners who sign up for the channel will pay $5 a month. The programmes are

(    )

made especially for our four-legged friends. Film crews think about what images, sounds and colours dogs

(    )

DOGTV. It made its premiere in February in San Diego, California. The shows are for lonely

(    )

dogs to watch when their owners go to work. Many canine pets spend long

1  )

A new television channel has started in the USA. It is a special network for dogs, called

(    )

The channel has been so successful that its bosses want to launch it across

(    )

like best. A lot of research goes into finding the best pictures. The head of

(    )

the screen." A California dog shelter says the channel helps its dogs stay calm.

(    )

best friends that they should never again feel alone".

(    )

marketing for DOGTV said: "They love watching other dogs being active on

(    )

hours alone at home and this makes them feel stressed. Owners of DOGTV say

(    )

the channel will entertain and relax dogs and that it "offers a promise to our lovely


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

in     television     started     USA     new     has     the     A     channel.    

2.

made     premiere     February     It     its     in.    

3.

watch     for     lonely     The     dogs     shows     to     are.    

4.

pets     canine     Many     alone     hours     long     spend.    

5.

should     again     alone     They     never     feel.    

6.

channel     been     successful     The     has     so.    

7.

four     Made     -     especially     legged     for     friends     our.    

8.

goes     Research     pictures     best     the     finding     into.    

9.

on     other     the     dogs     screen     being     active     Watching.    

10.

its     helps     channel     The     calm     stay     dogs.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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WRITING

Write about DOGTV for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other's work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. DOG TV: Search the Internet and find more information about DOG TV. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about DOG TV. Include an imaginary interview with a dog who likes it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to a dog expert. Ask him/her three questions about DOG TV. Give him/her three of your opinions on it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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