Topic: Pets

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: Animal & PetsFirst, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Veterinarian (vet) a person who looks after sick and hurt animals
litter box a tray that has special absorbent sand, designed as a place for cats to pee or poop
leash the rope or other material used to stop an animal running away, normally a dog (same as lead)
stray (noun) an animal that is lost or has no home
e.g. There are tons of strays, mostly cats, around my neighborhood.
pet sitter someone who is hired to take care of pet animals, especially when the owners are away from home
fetch to go after and bring something back
e.g. We throw a blue rubber stick and our dog fetches it.
breed the specific type of animal
e.g. There are many different breeds of dog, such as golden retriever and poodle.
Purr the sound a cat makes when it is happy
Treats special food for an animal
Wag to move a tail from side to side

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Do you have any pets? If you don’t have a pet, why not?
  2. What is your pet’s name? How did you choose this name?
  3. Describe your relationship with your pet.
  4. Do you ever talk to your pet? If so, what do you say?
  5. Are you a dog person or a cat person? Why do you prefer one over the other?
  6. Do you think animals have thoughts and feelings? Why do you think so?
  7. Do you think animals have souls? Why or why not?
  8. Do you know someone who own an unusual pet?
  9. What do you think about people spending a lot of money on their pets?
  10. George Bernard Shaw said, “Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.”  Do you agree? Share your thoughts with your Cambly tutor!

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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