Prepositions: leopard

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use prepositions to show a relationship, typically in terms of place or time, between two or more things, people or events.

Context: leopard

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Credit: BBC Two - Africa's Fishing Leopards

Clip Description

Leopards are notorious for dragging their prey up trees so that they are out of the reach of scavengers such as hyenas. The leopard’s spotted coat helps it to blend in with the leaves of trees, from where it will sometimes launch an attack on an unsuspecting prey animal.

In this fascinating clip, we learn how a film crew has managed to get a rare glimpse into the secretive life of a leopard family. In one remarkable scene, a leopard manages to capture an enormous catfish in almost complete darkness. In another, we see two leopard cubs play-fighting in long grass. But why will this particular cat family need more than nine lives? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Think about how the members of the leopard family moved at different points in the film clip. Can you create a list of powerful verbs that best describe their movements?

e.g. pounced, lolled, sauntered, …