At the zoo

"At the Zoo" is a wild adventure in learning English, where animals and surprises await Studycat and friends.


About the At the zoo story

Join Studycat and her friends for a day filled with wonder and discoveries at the zoo! From towering giraffes to tiny spiders, every encounter is an opportunity to learn and grow. This story is perfect for young learners to practice English, enrich their vocabulary with animal names, and explore the reactions and emotions that new experiences can bring.

Let’s jump in!

At the zoo

Narrator: Studycat and her friends go to the zoo.

Tom, Ali: The zoo! Cool!

Narrator: They look at the animals.

Narrator: They see something brown and white.

Kitty: What’s that?

Tom, Bob, Kitty: It’s a giraffe.

Narrator: They see something small and black.

Kitty: What’s that?

All: It’s a spider.

Narrator: Tom is scared.

Narrator: They see something long and brown.

Kitty: What are those?

Narrator: They’re monkeys!

Kitty: What’s that?

Narrator: It’s a crocodile.

Narrator: They go to the restaurant.

Kitty: What’s that?

All: It’s Bob!

English practice exercises

After a day at the zoo with Studycat and friends, here are some engaging exercises to help young learners dive deeper into the story and sharpen their English skills.

Vocabulary match-up

Match the animals with their descriptions: a. giraffe b. spider c. monkey d. crocodile

  1. A large, long-necked animal with brown and white patches
  2. A small, eight-legged creature, often found making webs
  3. A long, green reptile known for its powerful jaws
  4. An agile animal with a long tail, known for swinging from trees

Comprehension questions

  1. Why are Tom and Ali excited at the beginning of the story?
    • a) They are going to the zoo.
    • b) They are going home.
    • c) They are going to the restaurant.
  2. What animal scares Tom?
    • a) The giraffe
    • b) The spider
    • c) The crocodile
  3. Where do the friends go at the end of their zoo visit?
    • a) To the gift shop
    • b) To the restaurant
    • c) Home


Vocabulary Match-Up: a. 1, b. 2, c. 4, d. 3 Comprehension Questions: 1. a, 2. b, 3. b

This vibrant tale takes young readers on a joyful journey through the zoo, introducing them to a variety of animals and highlighting the excitement of exploring new places. It’s a reminder that adventure awaits at every corner, and sometimes, the most surprising discoveries are the ones we least expect—like finding a friend where we least expect them!

Until our next adventure, keep exploring the wide world of English and all the wonders it can reveal.

At the zoo