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The Loch Ness Monster

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The Loch Ness Monster is a creature in Scotland. It lives in a deep, cold lake. It has a long neck, and it is big like an elephant. It looks like a dinosaur. In fact, some people think it is a dinosaur!

Of course, many people don't believe in the Loch Ness Monster. These people say there aren't any dinosaurs. The monster only brings tourists and money to the area.

However, people have seen the monster many times throughout history. Someone took a picture for the first time in 1930. There is even a video of the monster. Since 1930, more than 4000 people have seen the mysterious creature.

Preview the lesson material:

Warm Up: Discuss the question with your partner for five minutes.

  1. Do you believe in monsters like Bigfoot or vampires? Why/not?
  2. What is a "myth?" Check your dictionary and explain.

Vocabulary: Check the new vocabulary in a dictionary. Then match the words.

  1. creature
  2. mysterious
  3. area
  4. throughout
  • strange
  • during
  • monster
  • place

Discuss: Discuss these questions with a partner. Remember to support your answers.

  1. Do you know about the Loch Ness Monster? Is it real?
  2. Does your country have any strange creatures? Please explain.
  3. Does your country have any strange stories? Please explain.

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