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1. Pre-Listening Exercise
Many people of all ages have pets.
Think of how pets can make people
happy. Complete the following sentences
by choosing the word you think is
a) I love my dog because he is ___.
b) I love my cat because she is ___.
c) I love my hamster because he is
Dad: Hi! Did you have a good day?
Jasmine: Yes, I did. Dad, may I have
Dad: Why do you ask that?
Jasmine: My friend Sophy got a puppy
for her birthday.
Dad: That was nice. But you have
to look after a puppy.
Jasmine: I could look after a pet.
I would do everything.
Dad: A puppy makes a lot of work.
Mom doesn't have the time to take
him for walks.
Jasmine: I would take him for walks.
Dad: In the rain? Every day? I would
have to come with you. But I have
to work hard at the office.
Jasmine: Oh, Dad, Sophy's puppy sounds
so lovely. He is brown and white and
she loves him very much.
Dad: Jasmine, we live in an apartment.
Sophy lives in a house with a big
garden. There is not so much room
here. I do have an idea, though.
Jasmine: What is it?
Dad: You could have a hamster or
a guinea-pig. They are much easier
to look after and they can be great
Jasmine: Some of my friends have
hamsters and they like them too. But
I would like a guinea-pig. They are
Dad: Yes, they are. And they can
be very friendly. You must be careful
about what you give them to eat because
their stomachs are sensitive. But
a guinea-pig will be your friend for
a long time.
Jasmine: Dad, can we go to the pet-shop?
Dad: I'll ask Mom first, but yes,
I expect so. We could make a little
home for her, or him, in the storeroom.
Jasmine: There's Mom now. I'm going
to ask her.
Dad: Oh dear, what have I done now?