Relative clauses: puma

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that contain a relative clause.

Context: puma

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Credit: BBC Two - Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise

Clip Description

The puma (also known as a mountain lion, cougar or catamount) is a powerful big cat that can be found across the Americas from southern Canada in the north to Argentina in the south. Pumas stalk their prey at night or during the fading light of dusk, creeping up on a victim before pouncing on it and inflicting a fatal bite to its neck.

In this fascinating clip, we follow two puma sisters as they learn to hunt for themselves. They live on rocky, sandy mountainsides and play and fall out as siblings often do. Watch as they stalk a guanaco (a relative of the llama). Will the sisters work together or will sibling rivalry create problems for them? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Think about how the sisters creep up on the guanaco. You hardly dare breathe! How many different ways can you describe their stealth movements?

e.g. crept silently, padded inaudibly through the undergrowth , …