Learn words for some farm animals and pets by doing these exercises.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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I have seen all of them except pig. Eating pork in our country, Iran, is forbidden.I do not like to take care of them.

Humans eat them, except mice(?), somewhere around the world.

I have two dogs.

I have been lived with my family in a countryside. We have large number of cows. I used to take care of our animals. I have homesick to that time with them.
Please, Mr.Kirk, could you check my mistakes ?

Hello Fatony,

I'm afraid we don't check our users' posts for errors. We get a lot of requests like this and it's just not possible for us to do it for everyone. We would end up doing our users' homework for them, I expect!

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

I live on a farm but I've been living on campus next to the farm since last year. I enjoy my time at university. In the future, I will be working in a firm.
I still have a struggle with prepositions such as 'on' 'at' 'in'. Why do people say 'live on a far' instead of 'in a farm' or 'in campus'? Is it because it's difficult to know the precise area?? Can anybody help me?

Hello Smiley1

In general, 'in' is often used with places that have a clear boundary (e.g. a city or country), 'on' is used for surfaces (including streets) and some kinds of transport, and 'at' for more specific locations or when we are thinking more about the activity we carry out in a place more than the physical place itself (e.g. 'at the chemist's'). There's a more detailed explanation on this Cambridge Dictionary page that I would recommend taking a look at.

As for, 'on campus' and 'on a farm', you could think of these as surfaces, though of course you could also think of them as places with boundaries. Often, I'm afraid, you just have to learn which prepositions are used with specific words -- and that is the case with these words.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Kirk, it's very generous of you to give us a very clear explanation! :)

My family live in a village and we have a cat, chickens and pig. I took care of the cat, he is very lovely.

Animals above are domestic one so most of the people have seen them at least once. In England, you can see mice too much particularly when there is a large green space around your house.
Years ago I had a cat and he was so lovely and loyal like a dag. He was only pet I used to take care. After that, I brought no pet to keep at the house. In my personal idea, we take their freedom and change their habits to what we want to. That is true, we take care, feed or water them, and love them but they do not belong to our lifestyle; they are part of nature and we have taken them apart from the original place.

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