Animals play the keyboard - level 2

Animals play the keyboard - level 2

11-06-2014 07:00

Zookeepers at a zoo in the USA let some of the animals play. The otters play the keyboard, and an orangutan played the xylophone.

The music lesson was part of an animal enrichment programme. The programme wants to bring more fun into animals’ lives.

The zoo is home to around 2,000 animals of around 400 species, and it receives around two million visitors each year.

Difficult words: otter (mammal which swims in the water and eats fish), enrichment (act of making something better), species (animal kind).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Can you play any musical instruments?

How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.