English Culture Videos

"Cat Friends"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

The name of Randall's family cat is _____.

According to Randall, you can discover the ideal amount to feed your cat by ____.

Randall says that cats ______.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Use the Internet to find the answers to these questions about cats. Be sure to explain your answers:

  1. Where is the best place to find a good cat in your area? In the newspaper, at a shelter, from a friend, at a pet store?
  2. What are some of the best brands of cat food?
  3. How do you go about house training a cat?
  4. What are the best ways to introduce your cat to other family pets?
  5. What are some common health conditions that affect cats?
  6. What is the average lifespan of a cat?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall, and today, I just want to . . . . come here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty . . . talk a little bit about pets and how to take care of your pets. And this is our cat, Sam. Come on, Sam!

And when you think about pets, number one, if you're going to get a cat, number one, make sure that it's going to work well with your other pets, so make sure, if you have dogs, introduce them. See how well they'll do.

Number two, you want to make sure that you feed them the correct amount. Make sure that you sometimes consult a vet or others who might have more experience, so that your cat doesn't get too fat.

And the last thing is that you make sure you keep their areas clean. Cats are wonderful pets. They're very friendly, but you have to take the time to socialize with them and keep the areas clean.