Real English Conversation - 84 : Pets
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Peter: Jia, I was thinking we should get a pet. What do you think?
Jia: I like the idea, Peter. What kind of pet do you want to get?
Peter: I was thinking a dog or a cat. Which one do you prefer?
Jia: I like cats, but dogs are more fun to play with. Which one do you like better?
Peter: I like both, but I think a dog would be a better fit for us.
Jia: That's fine, but we need to make sure we have enough space and time to take care of a dog.
Peter: I agree. We should also consider the costs of food, vet bills, and other expenses.
Jia: Yes, we need to make sure we can afford it. Have you thought about what breed of dog you want?
Peter: I was thinking about a golden retriever.
Jia: They are great dogs. But we should also think about adopting a dog from a shelter.
Peter: I hadn't thought about that. It's a good idea. Let's look into it.
Jia: Great, we should also research how to take care of a dog and what supplies we need to get.
Peter: That's a good point. We need to make sure we have everything we need before we bring a dog home.
Jia: We should also talk to our landlord to make sure we are allowed to have a dog in our apartment.
Peter: Yes, we don't want to get a dog and then have to give it up because we are not allowed to have pets.
Jia: We also need to make sure we have enough time to exercise and play with the dog.
Peter: That's true. We can take it for walks in the park and play fetch in our backyard.
Jia: We should also train the dog so it knows basic commands and is well-behaved.
Peter: Good idea. I think we should sign up for a training class to help us with that.
Jia: Sounds good. Let's start looking for a dog and get everything ready for its arrival.
What kind of pet did Peter want to get?
What did Jia suggest they do when choosing a dog?
Why did Jia suggest they adopt a dog from a shelter?
What did Jia suggest they do before bringing a dog home?
What did Jia suggest they do to ensure the dog is well-behaved?