• My dog lives on the sofa
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  • 30.06.2020
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1
Listen to the poem My dog lives on the sofa (www.poetry4kids.com).
Match the sentence halves of verse 1.
  • My dog lives on the sofa.
    1
  • He likes to sit there night and day
    2
  • He surfs the channels constantly
    3
  • then watches what he wants to watch;
    4
  • 2
    and watch what’s on TV.
  • 3
    by chewing the remote,
  • 4
    I never get a vote.
  • 1
    That’s where he wants to be.
2
Listen to verse 2 and fill in the words.
anything
cartoons
comes
commercials
films
shows
tennis
watches
  • He’s fond of films with animals. He takes in nature shows.
    Whenever cat cartoons come on he always watches those.
    He loves the pet commercials too, and anything with food.
    Whenever there’s a tennis match he nearly comes unglued.
Vocabulary

constantly - ständig, andauernd

chew - kauen

dog pound - Hundeasyl, Tierheim

get a vote - mitbestimmen dürfen

be fond of = like

sofa - Sofa

take in - 'rein ziehen'

come unglued - vor Aufregung ausflippen

surf the channels - hin und her schalten

TV (set) - Fernseher

watch dog - Wachhund

remote (control) - Fernbedienung

commercials - Werbung

cartoon - Zeichentrickfilm

cent - Cent-Münze

3
Listen to verse 3.
What's the correct order of the sentences?
(1-4)
  • 4
    but this isn’t what I meant.
  • 3
    I asked them for a “watch dog,”
  • 1
    I got him from the dog pound.
  • 2
    He didn’t cost a cent.

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4
Have a look at the vocabulary:
  • What can you see in the pictures?