Answer key: 13-year-old Huntress and Her Eagle

Lesson plan: The Young Huntress and Her Eagle

II. While Reading Activities


Word Inference

  1. intimidated  |inˈtimiˌdāt| verb-frighten or overawe (someone), esp. in order to make them do what one wants: he tries to intimidate his rivals
  2. hares |he(ə)r| noun-a fast-running, long-eared mammal that resembles a large rabbit, having long hind legs and occurring typically in grassland or open woodland.
  3. falconers |ˈfalkənər, ˈfôl-| noun-a person who keeps, trains, or hunts with falcons, hawks, or other birds of prey.
  4. trekking |trek| verb ( treks, trekking , trekked ) [ no obj. ] go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot: we trekked through the jungle.
  5. flush 1 |fləSH| verb [ with obj. ] drive (a bird, esp. a game bird, or an animal) from its cover: the grouse were flushed from the woods.
  6. harnessing |ˈhärnis| verb [ with obj. ] control and make use of (natural resources), esp. to produce energy: attempts to harness solar energy | figurative : projects that harness the creativity of those living in the ghetto.
  7. bred |bred| past and participle of breed. verb-cause (an animal) to produce offspring, typically in a controlled and organized way: he wants to see the animals his new stock has been bred from .
  8. eaglets |ˈēglit| noun-a young eagle.
  9. sake |sāk| noun (for the sake of something or for something’s sake) for the purpose of; in the interest of; in order to achieve or preserve: the couple moved to the coast for the sake of her health.
  10. tradition |trəˈdiSHən| noun-the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation; a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on in this way: Japan’s unique cultural traditions.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

 Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- Ashol-Pan  is from Mongolia.
  2. T- According to the article Ashol-Pan could be the world’s only girl hunting with a golden eagle.
  3. F- The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles.
  4. F- They hunt in winter, when the temperatures can drop to -40C (-40F).
  5. T- According to the article the hunters  don’t really control the eagle.
  6. F- Female eaglets are chosen since they grow to a larger size.
  7. T-After years of service a hunter releases his mature eagle back to nature.
  8. NA Golden eagles have at least 3 eaglets per year.
  9. F- Ashol-Pan is described as a smiling, sweet and shy girl.
  10. NA- Her parents want her to become a doctor.

 Grammar Focus

Using Adjectives to describe pictures    

Students’ choice.

 IV. Listening Activity   


Listening for New Vocabulary or New Terms

  1.   Altai Mountains The Altai Mountains (Altay Mountains) are a mountain range in East-Central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together. (Wikipedia)   
  2. raptures |ˈrapCHər| noun-Birds of prey, also known as raptors, hunt and feed on other animals. The term “raptor” is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force) These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks. In most cases, the females are larger than the males. (Wikipedia)
  3. formidable |ˈfôrmədəbəl, fôrˈmidəbəl, fərˈmid-| adjective-inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable: a formidable opponent.
  4. predators |ˈpredətər| noun- an animal that naturally preys on others: wolves are major predators of rodents.
  5. utilized  |ˈyo͞otlˌīz| verb [ with obj. ] make practical and effective use of: vitamin C helps your body utilize the iron present in your diet.
  6. aggressive |əˈgresiv| adjective- ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression: he’s very uncooperative and aggressive | aggressive behavior.
  7.  Marmots are large squirrels in the genus Marmota, of which there are 15 species. Those most often referred to as marmots tend to live in mountainous areas, such as the Alps, northern Apennines, Eurasian steppes, Carpathians, Tatras, and Pyrenees in Europe and northwestern Asia. (Wikipedia)

 While Listening Activities

  1. The  Altai Mountains is also the birthplace of the ancient art of falconry.
  2. Today political borders divide the region.
  3. The nomadic people that reside here live as they always have in conjunction with the land and with nature.
  4. The people of the  Altai  maintain a strong and connected relationship with nature.
  5. The  Kazakhs like many, were persecuted for practicing their cultural traditions.
  6. One of the highest expressions of the culture is the ancient art of eagle hunting.
  7. Golden eagles are  employed as they are the largest and most powerful of the raptures.
  8. With the wing span of up to 8 feet these formidable predators can weight up  to 5 kilograms.
  9. It is the  female  golden eagle that is utilized as they are larger and more aggressive than their male counterparts.
  10. The eagle is fed grown squirrel and marmot.