Animals and insects

Pets and farm animals

Many people keep pets (= domestic animals that live with people) in Britain. The most common are dogs and cats, but children in particular sometimes keep mice (singular = a mouse) and rabbits.

Farm animals include: sheep, pigs, cows, horses, chickens and goats.
Note: The word ‘sheep’ is the singular and plural form i.e. a sheep or some sheep. A young sheep is called a lamb.

Wild animals

In a zoo or in the wild, you will find these wild animals.

Common insects

Here are some common insects.

In the water, in the air, and on the ground

Here are some creatures (= living things, e.g. animals, birds, fish) that swim, fly, or move along the ground.