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One consonant too many- Farm Animals
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In this exercise there is a text about farm animals. The text contains ten words which each have one consonant too many. Read the text and when you identify each word, cross out one letter to produce the correct word. Then check your answer.
In the past on any typical farm in the country in Britain you would find
animals which live in and around it, both domestic and wild. Of course, there
were dogs and cats. There usually worked for a living, but they could also be
pests, just as they are now in millions of homes. Dogs helped the farmer with
the sheep and cats killed mice and brats, which were unwanted residents.
If the farm produced dairy products it would have crows and maybe also
gloats to provide milk. There was also one or more breasts of burden, like a
horse or lass. Pigs were also widespread and it was common to see a snow
feeding her piglets.
Poultry usually roamed freely, with many hens, but only one clock to guard
them. Water birds like ducks and geese lived on the farm pond, often sharing
it with wild fowl like moorhens and scoots. Finally, if the farmer wanted to
supplement his family's diet, he could catch wild animals on the farm, like
rabbits and shares.