Animals Scene 2

This time, Stephen's left 'holding the baby'... or the dog, anyway!

Preparation

Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • How do people show their love for their pets?
  • Do you think dogs enjoy the same things as people?
  • What do you think Ashlie's advert will be for?

Stephen looks after Poppy while Ash goes off for a makeover...

Transcript

Transcript

Stephen: Look at this place. A beauty salon for dogs. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Ashlie: Me neither, but Poppy needs to look her best for her job. Isn’t that right, Poppy? Come on then, Stephen.

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Ashlie: Oh, hi there. I think I’ve got an appointment at ten.

Receptionist: Yes, of course. Poppy, isn’t it?

Ashlie: Yes, that’s right.

Receptionist: Thank you.

Ashlie: Thank you.

Ashlie: Right, Stephen. I think I saw a beauty salon for humans on our way here. So you wait here and I’ll be back in a couple of hours.

Stephen: What? Ashlie!

Ashlie: What? I can either go now while we wait for Poppy, or after we’re finished here. Oh come on, Stephen! You ran off to the gym yesterday and left me with her. You can look after her today.

Stephen: But she’s your dog! I don’t want to spend the whole day watching you and Poppy get pampered.

Ashlie: Oh, stop complaining, Stephen. I need to look my best for the filming.

Stephen: Well, that’s going to take more than a few hours.

Ashlie: Ha ha. Very funny.

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Stephen: She looks like she's enjoying it. Thank you. She looks lovely. Just like Ashlie. What sorts of people bring their pets here?

Owner: Oh, all kinds of people.

Stephen: And why do you think people bring their pets here?

Owner: Oh, British people, they love their pets. They’re part of the family so they want them to look nice.

Stephen: Well, she certainly looks happy, healthy, and beautiful – don’t you?

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Ashlie: Ta-da!

Stephen: Very nice, Ash. And what do you think of Poppy?

Ashlie: Oh, she looks amazing! Aren’t you gorgeous, Poppy? Aren’t you gorgeous?

Stephen: Well, looks like you’re both ready for filming. Come on, let’s go.

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Stephen: So, have they told you much about it?

Ashlie: The advert? Not really. I was too excited to ask. But if it’s on TV then everyone will see it. I’m really excited about it. I hope it doesn’t start to rain before we get there. Poppy looks so nice, she shouldn’t get wet.

Stephen: Maybe you should carry her there so she doesn’t get dirty?

Ashlie: Nonsense. Eh, Poppy? No! Absolutely not! Stephen, can you take her?

Stephen: Ashlie, you’re unbelievable.

Ashlie: Come on, I need to get there. Hurry up!

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Ashlie: Look! Stephen!

Stephen: Hi, Ash. What is it?

Ashlie: The DVD!

Stephen: What DVD?

Ashlie: The DVD of the advert. Go on, put it on!

Stephen: Oh look, there’s Poppy! She looks amazing.

Ashlie: Umm, yeah... shhhh – I’m watching...

Stephen: Ashlie, is that your foot?

Ashlie: Shut up, Stephen... What? Is that it? Where am I?

Stephen: Oh, Poppy. You looked amazing. Good job you spent all that time in the salon, Ash – your leg looked great!

Ashlie: Oh, shut up, Stephen!

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Remember!

We use 'look' before an adjective:

     Poppy looks lovely.  ('looks' + adjective)

We use 'look like' before a noun or a clause:

     Poppy looks like a film star.  ('looks like' + noun)
     Poppy looks like she's enjoying her bath.  ('looks like' + clause)

Exercise

Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Submitted by parisaach on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 05:41

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people usually bring their pets at home and let them live with them like a member of family, I don't know what was the advert for , but I feel sorry for Ashly it seems she replaced by Poppy.

Submitted by Kostya B on Tue, 02/10/2018 - 19:35

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People show their love to the pets in different ways, in particular give them food regularly also embracing them and caressing. Dogs as people like to eat any delicious food and when they are receive weasel and care. About Ashlie's advert I have no ideas.

Submitted by suso on Thu, 18/05/2017 - 17:54

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Hello British Council Team, I would want to know the difference between "look" and "seem" in this case. The meaning is similar in spanish language ("parece"), but I don't know if there is a grammar difference or anything else. Could you help me? Thank you very much indeed, Jesus

Hello suso,

The two verbs are used largely interchangeably in the context of describing the impression you get from something. However, 'look' requires some visual element. If I spoke to someone on the phone they I could say 'They seemed angry' but not 'They looked angry' as I could not see them.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Perfect! I understand now. Good example. Thank you for your reply :) Best wishes, Jesus

Submitted by STEPHANE ROTH on Fri, 10/03/2017 - 20:40

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To show their love for their pets, people give them treats, bring them in parks to do sport. In short, they take care of their health, make a lot of hugs. It looks like the advert will be for Poppy.

Submitted by pablogg on Mon, 27/02/2017 - 15:20

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What is the filming all about??
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