Vocabulary Lessons

"Pets and Animal Care"

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.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  • 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

Practice

Could you please let the _____ outside? He's been barking all night, and I can't get to sleep.

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

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

Follow-Up Activity

What are the most important points you look for when choosing an airline for your next flight? Rank the following points from the most to least important: price, destination, length of flight, on-time record, meals, comfort and seating, and customer service. Then, choose a destination and compare two different airlines and see which company suits your needs for your next flight.