Paragraphs: cheetah

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We can organise paragraphs around a theme.

Context: Cheetah

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Credit: BBC One - Big Cats

Clip Description

The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. It can reach 112 km/hr in just 3 seconds. This is faster acceleration than a sports car! Nearly all wild cheetahs are found in sub-Saharan Africa, where they roam the grassy savannah plains. They are carnivores, whose prey includes rabbits, warthogs, gazelle and birds.

In this fascinating clip, three hand-reared cheetahs are enlisted to help investigate whether speed is the most important skill in hunting prey. Using a plastic bag as a lure, the findings are very surprising! Which other type of sports person is a cheetah like?

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Write a list of words and phrases to suggest moving fast. How about including some super similes?

e.g. sprinting, dashing, as fast as a Ferrari, …