Read the text.
police were called because of an abandoned car. The policeman came and
saw the car was in a no-parking
zone. He wrote a ticket and called a tow truck to
impound the car. It is the law. The truck
came and as it was hooking up to tow the car, the driver and policeman
heard a weak sound come out of the car. The policeman looked inside.
Surprisingly he saw a little fuzzy kitten scared, shaking, cold,
shall we do?” asked the tow truck driver the policeman. The latter
thought a few moments and said:
leave the poor creature in the car because it is going to be impounded.
I can’t take it home for I already have a dog... Perhaps I’ll call the
Animal Rescue League.
he. The Animal Rescue League has some shelters (which are also called
the Animal Jails) picked the kitten up and put it up for adoption.
A nice lady took a good care of the kitten. It was warm and nice in the
shelter, and lots of food. The little kitten was playing in her small cage,
sleeping, eating and looking at the other cats and dogs, who were in their own
cages waiting for somebody to come and adopt them.
not know that after eight weeks, if nobody adopted them, they would be put to
death by gas...
Men, women and children came and left, adopted other more
beautiful cats and dogs... Our little cat was not that beautiful. But she
hoped, ”Maybe one fine day...”
And in came Mr. and Mrs. Bali on Christmas Eve, adopted the
little kitten, and gave her a wonderful name - Christie. Guess why?
funny cat does not live in a cage. She has a nice house, good food, and lots
of love. She is happy to see her “parents” when they come back home after
work. She likes to play with what do you think? - Running water, sitting in a
sink or basin, to look through the window at the hopping birds, to play
with shiny balls and what not!
“parents” are happy, too.
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Ex.2.Which of the
following is NOT true?
The police were called because of an accident.
The car was in a no-parking zone.
The policeman wrote a ticket. It is the law.
The policeman and the driver of the tow truck heard a loud sound come
out of the car.
A dog was inside the car.
They saw a little fuzzy kitten. It was scared, shaking, cold and
The driver took the kitten home.
The driver took the kitten to the A.R.L.
The kitten was put to death by gas.
A girl adopted the poor kitten.
The kitten was given a wonderful name - Debra.
Now the kitten lives in a small apartment with lots of other cats.
Ex.3. In the text given
above try to find some irregular count nouns
nouns that are always plural
and non-countable nouns
(e.g: water). Use these nouns in your own sentences.
In the text given above find irregular verbs and give three forms of these
verbs. Use these irregular verbs in your own sentences.
Ex.5. Find adjectives in the
text and give their comparisons.
least 18 adjectives.)
Ex.6. Answer the questions.
fine day the police were called because of an accident, weren’t they?
was the car parked?
did the policeman do?
he write a ticket?
did the men hear while hooking up the tow truck to the car?
a cat or a dog inside the car?
was not scared at all, was it?
policeman or driver take the kitten home?
didn’t they do that?
was the policeman’s suggestion?
employees took good care of the kitten, didn’t they?
there any other animals in the jail?
was going to happen to these animals?
many animals adopted?
fuzzy kitten was adopted as soon as she had been brought to the A.R.L,
kitten beautiful or ugly?
is the kitten now?
Ex.7. Read the dialogue.
A: Do you
think cats can be trained?
course, they can.
Really? I mean, can you train them to come when you call?
Certainly. Just put out food and call, “Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!”
how can you train them to stay off the kitchen table?
easy. Just spray them with water whenever they jump up.
that mean I always have to be in the kitchen?
I’ll admit that is a problem.
this dialogue and be ready to discuss the topic:
Which Kind of Pet Is Best?
Bill and Pat are walking in the park. They see a young
man walking his Doberman pinscher, which growls as they walk by. One of the
friends gets afraid.
Yuckie! What a terrible-looking dog! How can anyone keep such a pet?!
Yeah, they ARE pretty scary, all right, but they sure keep your house safe.
Yes, I guess, so, but my house is safe enough with the bolt lock on the
door. For a pet, I think, a nice cuddly cat is the best. I want a friend,
not a security guard, as my pet.
Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I prefer a good dog.
I don’t need a Doberman or a pit bull, but I sure like dogs. They are so
loyal. Besides, it’s good to have an animal that keeps your house safe.
Yes, that’s a good point, I have to admit, but I still don’t think I need a
pet for that purpose. Dogs are so dirty and smelly, and they are constantly
begging to be fed.
Oh, come on! Cats are the same way, although they are a little cleaner. The
biggest trouble with cats is that they are so fickle*. You never know
if they will stay or not. With a dog, there’s no question. They’re loyal.
Well, that’s because they are so stupid. They can’t imagine anything else.
They are just content letting you feed them.
That’s not fair. Dogs are so intelligent. They can learn all kinds of
tricks. Didn’t you ever see “Lassie”?
Oh, that’s different. Lassie is
a trained dog for TV. Your ordinary dog is lazy, dirty, and stupid.
Hmmm. Well, I see we completely disagree about pets. How can you be so
narrow-minded about dogs?
Well, you are the same way about cats, aren’t you? It’s just a matter of
taste, that’s all. For me, cats are warm and friendly. For you they are
fickle and cold.
Yes, you’re right. I guess I’m just a dog person.
And I’m a cat girl! Meow!
Ha, ha. I’m glad I am not a bird, or I’d really be in trouble!
No! I wouldn’t hurt a sweet little bird. Wouldn’t you like a bird as a pet?
Ugh! They are such screechy irritating little things! They are not very
Oh, you are so mean! I think they are cute. I wouldn’t want to keep one,
though, because I hate to see animals in cages. But I can understand why
some people would like them.
Well, give me a good dog any day. Any other pet is for the birds.
Ex.1. Which side are you on?
|Bill thinks dogs are good pets because…
|He doesn’t think cats are good pets because…
|Pat likes cats as pets because…
|She doesn’t think dogs are good pets because…
||- having a cat as a pet
||- to wash dogs
What’s your favorite kind of pet?
Ex.2. Language focus.
“like\ dislike,” “love\ hate,” and other similar
expressions. In the class discussion on the topic, use these expressions