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You will hear a conversation about pets. You can play the recording TWO times. Choose the best answer for each question.
1. The two friends are talking about…
- how much dogs eat.
- what pet to buy.
- how much cats cost.
- what frogs do.
2. The woman thinks dogs are…
3. The man does not like it when…
- cats are dirty.
- dogs are independent.
- cats want attention.
- dogs bark.
4. The woman thinks a pet should be…
5. The man thinks frogs are…
WOMAN: Weren’t those animals at the pet store cute? I don’t know which pet to get. Have you decided on which one you want yet?
MAN: I don’t know. It’s hard to decide. That black and white cat was sweet.
WOMAN: Yeah, I was thinking about a cat but then again, I like dogs more than cats. I think dogs are more affectionate and a lot cuter.
MAN: Yeah, but they’re also a lot noisier. They bark all the time. And they’re always licking your hand. Arghhh, I hate it when they do that! It feels so dirty!
WOMAN: But so do cats. I mean, not the barking bit but licking your hands.
MAN: True, but they don’t do it all the time. Also, cats are more independent, which is great! They don’t need your attention ALL the time. You need a lot of time for a dog, taking him for walks every day.
WOMAN: That’s ok. I work from home so we can go for long walks in my break. Anyway, what kind of pet are you gonna get? It sounds like you really want a cat?
MAN: I’d like to but I have an allergy. So I was thinking of a frog.
WOMAN: A frog?
MAN: Yeah, why not? They eat little, they're not so noisy and, most of all, they don’t lick hands!
WOMAN: Yeah, but… they are not cute and you cannot cuddle them. Frogs are boring!
MAN: Oh no, they are very interesting! You can watch them jump around, catch insects, swim…
WOMAN: Well, thanks, Tim, for convincing me to get a dog!