What’s the better pet, a cat or a dog?

Introduction

Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Conversation Overview

Some people love dogs and some people love cats, but very few love both. It seems to be that your are either a dog person or a cat person, and both will defend their choice of pet as being better than the other.

There is no doubt that both dogs and cats come with their advantages and disadvantages, but when you put it all together which one is better?

Questions

  • Do you have a dog or cat?
    • Have you ever had one?
  • What are the good things about having a dog?
    • What are the bad things about having one?
  • What are the good things about having a cat?
    • What are the bad things about having one?

Key Vocabulary

  • Pet noun
  • Own verb
  • Look after phrasal verb
  • Vet noun
  • Companion noun

Additional Exercises

Phrasal Verbs

Think of a sentence using each of the following phrasal verbs relating to this topic:

  • Look after
    example: My sister looked after our dog when we went on holiday
  • Get along
  • Bank on
  • Put down

Question Details

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