My favourite animal

dolphin jumping in the sea

Read about favourite animals, then do the exercises and write a comment to practise writing in English.


  • Do the preparation activity to help you with words from the text.
  • Read the text, then play the game.
  • You can also print the worksheet for more practice.
  • Read the discussion question and write a comment!
Reading text


My favourite animal is the chameleon. I like them because they can change colour. Lots of people think that chameleons change colour to match where they are. But that's not true! Chameleons change colour when they're scared or angry, or when they're too cold or too hot. Chameleons have got a very long, sticky tongue that they use to catch insects. I think they're amazing animals! 


I really love elephants. I love their big ears and long trunks. Elephants can pick up food with their trunk and put it in their mouth, or collect water in their trunk and spray it out. I like watching elephants in videos and I especially love baby elephants. They're so cute.


Dolphins are my favourite animals. I like them because they're so intelligent and friendly. Some dolphins live in zoos and they have to do tricks, like jumping or playing with balls. That makes me really sad. I think it's cruel. We should let dolphins live in the sea, where they can swim, jump and be happy.

Top tips

To write about animals, you can use:

  1. adjectives to describe them: they're amazing; they're so cute
  2. has/have got: The chameleon has got a long tongue; Elephants have got long trunks
  3. can: dolphins can swim
  4. because to say why you like them: I like them because they can change colour.


Worksheet113.43 KB


What's your favourite animal? Why do you like it? What's special about it? Tell us about your favourite animal.

Average: 5 (2 votes)

English courses for children aged 6-17

Learn more

Sign up to our newsletter for free learning tips and resources

We will process your data to send you our newsletter and updates based on your consent. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every email. Read our privacy policy for more information.