Do you know that cats' characters can change? Find out more from Dave about his two cuddly cats whose personalities vary with the countries they live in.

Talk about: My two cats

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Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

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Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.

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This is an excellent article and I have used it again and again for listening exercises. I always give students the transcript to read along and listen at the same time. It shows how words run into each other, lots ways we speak naturally and it is relatively short listening. I love the vocabulary section too

Hello,
If I had a chance to choose a country for living and working, I would first of all take some travelling to see which country I like better and where I could apply my education and skills.
As for difference between cats and dogs, I think in general this statement is true, although it depends much on the individual character of the animal. You can meet both friendly and cuddly cats and roughand agressive dogs.
Best regards,
Maria

Hi dear.would u plz tell me how can i improve my speaking in this web

Hello Leili,

I'd suggest you read the advice on how to use LearnEnglish to improve your speaking on our Frequently asked questions page. There advice of another LearnEnglish user named Adriancatanescu, which you can read in this comment, is also very good. Please take a look and then let us know if you have any other questions.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Interesting podcast! I just wanted to know if in actual exam, I can listen to the podcast as many times as I want. Thanks in advance.

Hello sanmaz,

I'm not sure what exam you are referring to. This is a podcast about two cats and is not part of any exam.

In all exams I am aware of the number of times you can listen to a given text is determined by the exam rules and the candidates cannot change this.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Krik,
Thanks alot for your message, you always encourages me to keep learning, yes the listening was a bit difficult for me to got it, but i learnt lots of new words though.
Thanks
My regards
Sherine

Oh dear, i found it is very difficult to me to understand the audio script, as if there is big difference between B1 and B2.

Hello Sherine,

There's a range of difficulty inside the B2 level. The text itself is not at the higher end of that range, but the author reads it very quickly, which is more at the high end of the B2 level.

In any case, don't worry! I'd encourage you to listen to it several times and to write down and practise pronouncing phrases that you think are useful. Say them again and again until they are easier for you to pronounce. This will not only help improve your speaking fluency, your pronunciation and your vocabulary, but also your listening comprehension.

Then, once you've worked with the text a bit – but stop before you get too frustrated or bored with it – move on to another one. Keep working with other resources, and then, after a couple of weeks or a month has passed, come back to this page to listen again. It will probably be easier for you to understand and you'll have improved because of all your work!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I prefer dogs , a special Yorkshire Terriers . I had two but both pass away last year , i was very sad but now i think about next my little friend .

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