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.

Question 1:

What kind of pet did Peter want to get?

Question 2:

What did Jia suggest they do when choosing a dog?

Question 3:

Why did Jia suggest they adopt a dog from a shelter?

Question 4:

What did Jia suggest they do before bringing a dog home?

Question 5:

What did Jia suggest they do to ensure the dog is well-behaved?

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