Posted by: a2cristina | May 7, 2012





  1. Have you ever had a pet? What pet(s) have you had? Who was responsible for its care?
  2. What are the best pets a person can have?
  3. Why do people decide to have a pet? Why do they decide to have a particular breed [1]of dog / cat?
  4. Under what circumstances would you not keep a pet?
  5. What do you think of people who keep exotic animals as pets?
  6. What kind of problems can pets cause?
  7. Where are pets left when they are alone?
  8. Do you think that male dogs / cats should be neutered[2]?
  9. Feeding: What do people feed their dogs / cats / etc.? How many times a day?
  10. Do you know of a pet which is fussy [3]when having to eat?
  11. Do you know people who give their pets any treats [4]/ titbits[5]? If so, what do they give them and when?
  12. What do you think of pets wearing clothes?
  13. What would you do if your pet grew to be bigger than you expected?
  14. What would you do with your dog if you could no longer take care of it?
  15. How much exercise should pets have each day?
  16. How much exercise does your dog have each day?
  17. What do you think of people who walk their dogs off their lead / leash[6]?
  18. Do you know anyone who allows their pets on the beds or furniture?
  19. Do you know anyone whose dog / cat has access to the garden / the street via a dog / cat flap[7]?
  20. What do dogs do when their owner leaves the house?
  21. If you have or have had a dog, how did you housetrain [8]it?
  22. Do you know any pets which can perform tricks?
  23. How do pets behave in a car?
  24. Do dogs / cats like being groomed[9]?
  25. Has any member of your family ever experienced animal-related allergies?



[1] Breed: Genetics. a relatively homogenous group of animals within a species, developed and maintained by humans.


[2] To neuter: / ˈnjuːtə(r)/ To castrate  (a dog, cat, etc.).


[3] Fussy: hard to satisfy or please.

[4] Treat: entertainment, food, drink, etc., given by way of compliment or as an expression of friendly regard. Anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment.



[5] Tidbits / titbits: a tasty small piece of food;

[6] Leash / Lead: a chain, strap, etc., for controlling or leading a dog or other animal.


[7] Cat Flap:  a hinged door as part of a larger door or wall, which allows a cat to go outside and come back in without assistance; also called cat door.

[8] To housetrain: ( Brit ) ( tr ) to train (pets) to urinate and defecate outside the house or in a special place, such as a litter tray

[9] To groom: to clean, brush, and otherwise tend (a horse, dog, etc.).



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