Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Active and passive voice: tiger

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences in both the active and the passive voice.

Context: tiger

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06t5mqz/player

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Credit: BBC One - Dynasties

Clip Description

Tigers are the largest species of cat and instantly are recognisable by their dark vertical stripes and reddish/orange fur. They are formidable ambush hunters.

In this fascinating clip, an Indian (Bengal) tigress called Raj Bhera is desperate to cool off and have a mid-morning nap. However, her plans are scuppered when a noisy peacock starts displaying his magnificent tail feathers in a clearing nearby. How will this ferocious feline deal with her nuisance neighbour? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of strong verbs to describe the way the peacock and the tiger moved at different points in the clip?
e.g. (tiger) crouched, (peacock) strutted,…