In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: Animal & Pets. First, 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.
|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|
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.
- Do you have any pets? If you don’t have a pet, why not?
- What is your pet’s name? How did you choose this name?
- Describe your relationship with your pet.
- Do you ever talk to your pet? If so, what do you say?
- Are you a dog person or a cat person? Why do you prefer one over the other?
- Do you think animals have thoughts and feelings? Why do you think so?
- Do you think animals have souls? Why or why not?
- Do you know someone who own an unusual pet?
- What do you think about people spending a lot of money on their pets?
- 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!