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Honey Badger Houdini
Published: 3.19.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 4:11
Accent: American
Source: BBC Earth

A BBC video about a honey badger that can escape from any cage.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video above.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • severe [adj] - extreme
  • mauling [n] - attack / beating
  • under control [exp] - be controlled
  • a pen [n] - a cage
  • kanoodle [v] - kiss and hug
  • work off steam [exp] - relax
  • settle down [phv] - relax
  • astonishingly [adv] - surprisingly
  • a bolt [n] - a metal pin to lock a door
  • a fluke [n] - a lucky chance / an accident
  • hell bent [exp] - recklessly/very determined
  • lean over [phv] - bend to one side
  • a branch [n] - a part of a tree
  • pile (them) up [phv] - put one on top of another
  • devise [v] - make a plan
  • work (something) out [phv] - find a solution
  • freeze [v] - stop moving
  • burglars [n] - robbers / thieves
  • outwit (someone) [v] - outsmart / be smarter than
  • enclosure [n] - a cage
  • a rake [n] - a garden tool to collect leaves

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [adv] - adverb,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

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Brian Stoffel Alcatraz
  • Stoffel is a honey badger.
  • He is recovering in a South African sanctuary (zoo) after being attacked.
  • Brian is the manager of the sanctuary.

triangle Questions

  1. What animal mauled Stoffel?
    other honey badgers

  2. Why did they bring Hanni (the female badger) into the pen?
    to help Stoffel relax
    to produce baby honey badgers
    to attract more visitors

  3. What did the female badger (Hanni) do during the escape?
    dig up rocks
    climb up the gate and slide open the bolts
    hold the fence steady

  4. What did the male badger (Stoffel) do during the escape?
    dig up rocks
    climb up the gate and slide open the bolts
    hold the fence steady

  5. Brian describes badgers as very...

  6. What does the narrator compare the new pen to?
    an expensive hotel
    a tree house

  7. What does Stoffel use to escape the new pen the first time?
    tall grass
    mud balls

  8. So how does Brian change the pen?
    He cuts the branches off the trees.
    He removed the grass.
    He made the walls higher.

  9. What does Stoffel use to escape the new pen the second time?
    tree branches
    a ladder

  10. So how does Brian change the pen?
    He removed all the tree branches.
    He broke the ladder.
    He took all the rocks away.

  11. Who does Brian think is trying to enter his house?
    his wife

  12. Who is actually trying to enter his house?
    his wife

  13. How had Stoffel escaped this (3rd) time?
    He made mud balls.
    He stole the keys.
    He jumped out.

  14. What does Stoffel use to escape the last (4th) time?
    He used a computer.
    He used branches and rocks together.
    He used a rake.


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