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Animal B1

CEFR Topic Vocabulary


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Animal ant

Definition

Phonetic

a small, black or red insect that lives /nt/


in groups on the ground

Parts of
speech
noun

Examples
Dictionary example:
There were ants crawling all over the ground.

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Animal bat

Animal bee

ANIMAL
/bt/
B1 a small animal like a mouse with
wings that flies at night

a yellow and black flying insect


which makes honey and can sting
you

/bi/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I [have] know[n] Larry since I was five years old and he couldn't hurt an ant, I
am sure about it.
Dictionary example:
Bats were swooping through the night air.

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


A bat flew close to my left ear and far away I heard some strange sounds.
Dictionary examples:
A swarm of bees flew into the garden.
I was stung by a bee.

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Animal bug

INSECT
B1 a very small insect

/bg/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


Did you know that bees are endangered?
Dictionary example:
He found a bug in his bed.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary

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Animal bull

Animal butterfly

Definition

Phonetic

Parts of
speech

a male cow, or the male of particular /bl/


noun
animals such as the elephant or the
whale
an insect with large, patterned
/bt.rfl/ noun
wings

Examples
Maybe you're thinking that he's a loving man who talks only about bugs and
insects, but it's not true.
Dictionary example:
They did not see the sign by the gate saying "Beware of the bull."
Dictionary example:
A butterfly landed on her sleeve for a moment.

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Animal cage

Animal calf

a container made of wire or metal


bars used for keeping birds or
animals

ANIMAL
B1 a young cow

/ked/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


There were lot[s] of wild flowers and we saw some beautiful birds and
butterflies
Dictionary example:
It took about 10 minutes to get the mouse into her cage.

/kf/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


There is a wonderful garden, in which you can find a lot of flowers and parrots
in [a] cage.
Dictionary example:
There were some calves in the field.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
That reminded me [of] the time when I milked the cows and fe[d] the ewes
and the calves.

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary
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Animal camel

Animal cattle

Definition
a large animal that lives in the
desert and has one or two raised
parts on its back

male and female cows kept on a


farm for their milk or meat

Phonetic
/km.l/

Parts of
speech
noun

Examples
Dictionary example:
Have you ever ridden a camel?

/kt.l/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


You can enjoy watching camels and goats passing, once in the morning and
[again] in the evening.
Dictionary example:
beef/dairy cattle

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Animal cod

a large sea fish that can be eaten

/kd/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


He was born in Australia, where his father has a big cattle station.
Dictionary example:
I think I'll have the cod.

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Animal creature

anything that lives but is not a plant /kri.tr/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I suggest 'batatas com bacalhau', which is cooked cod served with boiled
potatoes.
Dictionary examples:
Rain forests are filled with amazing creatures.
Don't all living creatures have certain rights?
Blue whales are the largest living creatures.

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary

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Animal dolphin

Animal donkey

Definition

Phonetic

an intelligent animal that lives in the /dl.fn/


sea, breathes air and looks like a
large, smooth, gray fish

an animal like a small horse with


long ears

/d.ki/

Parts of
speech

noun

Examples
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
There are some sea creatures (some are poisonous) that you have to avoid.
Dictionary example:
They swam with dolphins on holiday.

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I saw a dolphin jumping in the air.
Dictionary example:
The donkey struggled with its heavy burden.

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Animal female

belonging or relating to women, or /fi.mel/


to the sex that can produce eggs or
have babies

adjective

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


You can use animals like donkeys for transportation.
Dictionary examples:
a female athlete/employee
female cats/elephants
She was voted the best female vocalist.

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Animal fly

a small insect with two wings

/fl/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


All my female friends at school say that he is [an] attractive young man.
Dictionary example:

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary

Definition

Phonetic

Parts of
speech

Examples
There were a lot of flies around.

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Animal frog

Animal fur

a small, green animal with long back /frg/


legs for jumping that lives in or near
water

the thick hair that covers the bodies /fr/


of some animals, like cats or rabbits

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


In the afternoon we were just lying like dead flies on our beds.
Dictionary example:
The frogs down at the lake were making a lot of noise.

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


They made a plan, and [in] the afternoon, they went to the little lake near
their town, and they caught a little frog.
Dictionary example:
She stroked the rabbit's soft fur.

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Animal giraffe

a large African animal with a very


long neck and long legs

/drf/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I find the killing of animals for fur an awful, disgusting thing.
Dictionary example:
Giraffes are the tallest land animals.

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Animal goat

an animal with horns which is kept


to provide milk, meat, etc.

/got/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


Animals like elephants, giraffes and exotic birds must be free. How would you
feel living inside a cage?
Dictionary examples:
goat cheese

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary

Definition

Phonetic

Parts of
speech

Examples
goat's milk

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Animal kangaroo

a large Australian animal that moves /k.gru/ noun


by jumping on its back legs

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


You can enjoy watching camels and goats passing once in the morning and
[again] in the evening.
Dictionary example:
Kangaroos are a danger on the roads.

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Animal kitten

Animal lamb

a young cat

a young sheep, or the flesh of a


young sheep eaten as meat

/kt.n/

/lm/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


Furthermore it has been my dream since I was five years old to see a kangaroo
and play with it.
Dictionary example:

noun

Our cat's had two kittens.


Dictionary examples:
We were staying on a farm where there were newborn lambs.
roast lamb

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Animal male

belonging to or relating to the sex


that cannot have babies

/mel/

adjective

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


[O]n the farms, that were [along] the way, we could see lambs, ducks, cows,
horses, dogs, chickens, cats and pigs.
Dictionary examples:

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary

Definition

Phonetic

Parts of
speech

Examples
a male colleague
a male giraffe
What percentage of the adult male population is unemployed?

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Animal mosquito

a small flying insect that sucks your /mskit.o/ noun


blood, sometimes causing malaria

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I was there when I heard a male voice calling me.
Dictionary example:
mosquito bites

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Animal parrot

Animal penguin

a tropical bird with a curved beak


and colorful feathers which can be
taught to copy what people say

a large, black-and-white sea bird


that swims and cannot fly

/pr.t/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


You should stay in a city because of the things that only a city can offer and
a[n] important detail about countryside is the mosquitoes, there are a lot!
Dictionary example:
We saw parrots flying wild in the jungle.

/pen.gwn/ noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


Send my regards to your family and to your lovely parrot too.
Dictionary example:
A row of penguins stood at the water's edge.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary

B1

Animal puppy

Definition

a young dog

Phonetic

/pp.i/

Parts of
speech

noun

Examples
It's wonderful, you can see the whales swimming in the sea, the sea [lions]
lying on the beach and the penguins.
Dictionary example:
a litter of puppies

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Animal review

REPORT
/rvju/
B1 [C] a report in a newspaper,
magazine, or program that gives an
opinion about a new book, film, etc

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I came with my mum, dad and brother. We took our puppy also.
Dictionary examples:
He writes movie/theater/book reviews for the newspapers.
Her latest novel had/received excellent reviews.
The film has had mixed reviews.

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Animal shark

a large fish with very sharp teeth

/rk/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I was thinking we should see "Show Bar," the review is good!
Dictionary examples:
a great white shark
The movie "Jaws" is about a man-eating shark.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
By the way, this ocean was full of sharks, our guide said.

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary
B1

Animal spider

Definition

Phonetic

a small creature with eight long legs /spd.r/


which catches insects in a web

Parts of
speech
noun

Examples
Dictionary example:
a spider's web

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Animal tiger

a large wild cat that has yellow fur


with black lines on it

/t.gr/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


She is afraid of spiders.
Dictionary example:
The zoo has several tigers.

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Animal turkey

a bird that looks like a large chicken, /tr.ki/


or the meat of this bird

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


We saw elephants, tigers, snakes, [and] monkeys.
Dictionary example:
We had turkey for dinner.

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Animal vet

someone whose job is to give


medical care to animals that are ill
or hurt

/vet/

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


I asked for a turkey pie [but] they gave me a beef pie, so they change[d] it for
me.
Dictionary example:
Helen is training to become a vet.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
Sorry Mr. Smith but I'[ll miss] tomorrow's class as I have to go to the vet with
my dog.

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Animal B1
CEFR Topic Vocabulary
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Animal web

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Animal whale

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Animal wildlife

Definition

Phonetic

SPIDER
/web/
B1 a type of net made by a spider to
catch insects

a very large sea mammal that


breathes air through a hole at the
top of its head
animals and plants that grow
independently of people in their
natural environment

/wel/

Parts of
speech
noun

Examples
Dictionary example:
a spider's web

noun

/wld.lf/ noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


On the way coming back to [the] hotel I almost got lost because the
underground was like a spider['s] web.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
You could also go to Cordoba [which] is a place similar to Tandil or to [...]
Patagonia to fish and see the whales.
Dictionary examples:
a documentary on Peruvian wildlife
wildlife groups/conservation

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Animal wing

CREATURE
/w/
B1 one of the body parts that a bird
or insect uses to fly

noun

Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:


The countryside will be the best place because we [will be] able to see the old
castles, mountains and natural areas with forests and wildlife.
Dictionary example:
The eagle took off, flapping its wings to gain height.
Cambridge Learner Corpus Learner example:
I enjoyed this place because there w[ere] [a] lot of trees and [a] lot of birds
with [colorful] wings.

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