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Pets and Animal Care

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I. Introduction:

Many people own pets, and these animals often become an important part of their families. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

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  • bird
  • cat
  • dog
  • fish
  • hamster
  • horse
  • rabbit
  • rat
  • snake
  • bring in
  • change the cage
  • feed
  • give water
  • groom
  • let out (let in)
  • take care of
  • pet
  • train
  • walk

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. Could you please let the __________ outside? He's been barking all night, and I can't get to sleep.

A. cat B. dog C. bird

2. My father bought a horse recently, and he wants to _____________ it to race next year.

A. walk B. pet C. train

3. It's about time to _____________ the rabbit. It hasn't eaten yet today.

A. groom B. give water to C. feed


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III. Follow-Up: Top
Pets often require a lot of attention and care. Choose one of the pets listed above, or another one of your choosing, and search the Internet for specific guidelines on how to care for this animal. Identify specifically the types of food they eat, tips for training them, the types of shelter they need inside and out, and ideas for breeding them.

Online Listening Practice (from www.esl-lab.com and www.dailyesl.com):

 
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