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L3T2G - Learning more about a mystery
In this lesson, you're going to learn more about the mystery of cryptids.
Task One: What do you remember about the mystery? Answer the quiz questions.
1. What is the name of the Thai cryptid in the Mekong River?
2. What is this?
3. Which Russian king went on a trip to find a wooly mammoth?
Ivan the Terrible
Peter the Great
4. Where in the world did people see a monster cryptid called a 'pongo'?
5. What was the cryptid called a 'pongo' discovered to be?
Task Two: Click on the link. Watch the video about today's mystery.
Task Three: Watch the video and practise saying the words.
Task Four: Write the words under the pictures.
Task Five: Read the text about the mystery and choose the best answers to the questions.
The legend of the Jersey Devil creature back over three Centuries with accounts of it living in Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey. The most common description claims the creature resembles a kangaroo but with leathery bat-like wings, hooves, clawed hands and a horned goat’s head. It is said to move quickly and make blood-curdling screams. A recent sighting occurred in 2015 when security guard Dave Black claimed to see a creature with a leathery wings flying over Galloway New Jersey Golf Course.
1. What animal does a Jersey Devil most look like?
Tahoe Tessie is like the North American version of Nessie the Loch Ness that supposedly lives in Lake Tahoe, located in California and Nevada. The story goes back to the mid-nineteenth century. According to legend, the monster stays is an underground tunnel. Tess is usually described as having reptilian features and measuring up to 80 ft long with a wide body and coloration ranging from turquoise to black.
2. How long is Tahoe Tessie?
8 feet (2.4 metres)
18 feet (5.5 metres)
80 feet (24 metres)
Mothman refers to an unidentified creature seen in West Virginia's Point Pleasant area between 1966 and 1967. The Mothman was described as a humanoid figure with glowing red eyes and wings measuring 10 feet. A couple from Point Pleasant claimed they encountered one while driving on the outskirts of town. Over 100 reports of similar encounters followed. A wildlife biologist from West Virginia University said the descriptions matched that of a sandhill crane. More popular theories involved the creatures being extra-terrestrial or supernatural in origin.
3. In which years did witnesses say they saw Mothman?
1966 & 1976
1976 & 1977
1986 & 1987
The Pope Lick Monster is said to live in Louisville, Kentucky. The creature resembles a man, a sheep and a goat all-in-one. According to legend, it attacks victims with a blood-stained axe. It has the power to hypnotize its victims into walking into oncoming traffic or approaching trains. It also has the irritating habit of jumping on the car roofs and destroying them. In April of 2016 a twenty-six-year-old Ohio woman died after being hit by a train as she searched for the Pope Lick Monster.
4. What weapon does the Pope Lick Monster use?
A bow and arrow
Skinwalkers are said to be people with the supernatural ability to transform into any creature they desire. They are found in many Native American legends. The Navajo have some of the best documented lore surrounding them. A Skinwalker assumes the form based on whatever specific abilities it requires. If the Skinwalker needs to travel quickly it might assume the form of a bird for example. It can also make any human noise or animal noise it desires. However, it cannot enter an inhabited home without an invitation so they might just try to lure you outside by mimicking the voice of a relative of a loved one.
5. What can Skinwalkers do?
Travel through time
Copy sounds and voices
Task Six: Sam is asking Jennifer about the mystery. Choose the best answers for Jennifer.
Sam: What are cryptids?
They’re mysterious animals that people claim to see.
No, I don't believe in them.
Some people claim to have seen them.
Sam: What famous cryptids are there?
They're famous because there are movies about them.
Bigfoot and Mothman are famous cryptids.
They might be dangerous if you go near one.
Sam: What is the name of the Thai cryptid in the Mekong River?
It's in the northeast of the country.
It's in Thailand and Laos.
It’s called the Naga.
Sam: What do you think about cryptids?
I think that some are real and some are fake.
No, I've never seen any movies about them.
Some people go on expeditions to try and find them.
Sam: Which cryptid would you most like to see?
Yes, I'd really like to see one.
I’d most like to see Bigfoot because it looks cool.
If I saw one, I'd take a video of it on my phone.
Task Seven: Watch the video and answer the questions with your own ideas.
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