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.


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Task 1

Comprehension Task

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






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,


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.
My regards

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,
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 .

I think all the speakers from china,why?

Hello islam_mohamed,

The speaker here is English. As he says, he has lived in China but he has also lived in many other countries.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I'd like to work in England where the beautiful and safe place.
if i want to have a pet,i'd like to have a dog

who will check Grammar if we use to be incorrect?