5 Italian Animals Exercises

italian animals exercises

Ciao, studente mio! Today, we’re going to embark on an exciting journey through the Italian language, focusing on a theme that is close to many people’s hearts – animals.

These lovely creatures not only bring joy and color to our lives but also offer a wonderful opportunity to expand our vocabulary and understanding of Italian.

Through a series of exercises, we will put sentences in order, translate phrases from English to Italian, and practice the names of different animals in this beautiful language.

By the end, I’m confident you’ll not only have learned the Italian words for a variety of animals but also improved your grammatical skills. Pronto? Let’s dive into the charming world of animali italiani.


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – Italian Animals


a) è / il / cavallo / marrone

Il cavallo è marrone.


b) sono / grandi. / leoni / i / molto


c) ha / cane / mio / Il / una / macchia / nera


d) bianco / il / è / gatto / e nero


e) un / elefante / grigio / vedo


f) zebra / ha / righe / nere / la


g) piume / l'uccello / colorate / ha


h) è verde / e / rana / la / marrone


i) pesce / nuota / blu / velocemente / il


j) sono / i / piccoli / topi / e grigi


k) sono / canarini / gialli / i


l) mia / il / pappagallo / della / è / sorella / verde


2) Can you Translate these Sentences? Italian Animals Exercises


a) The bird’s feathers are bright and colorful.

Le piume dell’uccello sono luminose e colorate.


b) My cat is black.


c) Dogs are loyal animals.


d) The mouse is very small.


e) Horses can run fast.


f) The tiger has stripes.


g) Fish live in water.


h) The cow is in the field.


i) Elephants have a long trunk.


j) The sheep's wool is soft.


k) The frog jumps high.


l) The parrot can imitate sounds.


3) Practice your Vocabulary


a) Dog – Cat – Fish

Cane – Gatto – Pesce


b) Bird - Mouse - Horse


c) Cow - Sheep - Pig


d) Lion - Tiger - Elephant


e) Frog - Snake - Turtle


f) Duck - Goose - Swan


g) Bear - Wolf - Fox


h) Rabbit - Squirrel - Hedgehog


i) Parrot - Canary - Peacock


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the Italian Animals into Consideration


In the early morning, the farm comes alive with sounds: the rooster’s crow announces the dawn, the cows moo as they wait to be milked, and the happy chirping of the sparrows fills the crisp air, creating a harmonious rural symphony.


The zoo's new exhibit features a family of meerkats that stand on their hind legs, curiously observing the visitors, while a lazy python coils up in the sun nearby, and a colorful parrot mimics the laughter of children, adding to the excitement of the day.


5) About Italian Animals, Write the Obvious Questions to the Answers


a) Il mio animale preferito è il gatto. (Qual…)

Qual è il tuo animale preferito?


b) Ho un cane che si chiama Fido. (Come...)


c) Gli elefanti vivono in Africa o in Asia. (Dove...)


d) I pesci rossi sono nel mio acquario. (Dove...)


e) Il leone è il re della giungla. (Chi...)


f) Le mucche danno il latte. (Cosa...)


g) Il cavallo di Maria è molto veloce. (Come...)


h) Ho visto un orso nel bosco. (Dove...)


i) Il pappagallo può imitare la mia voce. (Cosa...)


j) Il mio animale preferito al circo è la tigre. (Quale...)


Eccellente lavoro oggi! I’m truly impressed by the progress you’ve made in understanding and using Italian to talk about animals.

Not only have you learned their names, but you’ve also practiced constructing sentences and questioned and answered in Italian with confidence.

Remember, practice is key, so try to incorporate these new words into your daily conversations, perhaps even ‘chatting’ with a pet at home. Until our next lesson, ciao e buona fortuna!


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