Speak With Me: English Speaking Practice

Speak With Me: English Speaking Practice

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hi oh what a cute dog what kind is he oh is your heart starting to beat kind of fast do you know how to respond to this question do you know how to talk about your pets in english well never fear today i'm going to help you talk comfortably about your pets in english let's do it [Music] hi i'm vanessa from speak english with vanessa.com and in today's exciting
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lesson you are going to get a chance to speak with me and tell me all about your precious pet and if you've never had a pet well this is a great time to also learn how to talk about that because people often ask what do you not like animals why don't you have a pet do you not like dogs so in today's lesson you will be able to comfortably learn some common vocabulary around pets also some common conversational questions about pets and
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then you'll see a sample conversation between my husband and i talking about pets and then it will be your turn to learn how to speak with me and we'll talk about your pets and i have a little surprise today at the end of this lesson you are going to meet my nine pets yes that's right nine pets it might be a little surprising so you have to wait to the end of this lesson to find out to help you with this lesson i have created a free pdf worksheet that you can download
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with the link in the description below this video on this free pdf worksheet you will get all of today's common vocabulary all of the sample sentences all of the common questions and answers the sample conversation and you will have a chance to answer vanessa's challenge question so that you can use what you've learned and never forget it in daily conversation alright are you ready to get started let's learn some common vocabulary about animals and pets let's start by describing you
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can you describe yourself i'm an animal lover this means you love all kinds of animals you might say ever since i first visited a zoo as a child i have been an animal lover i just love all animals or if you would like to be a little more specific you could say i'm a cat person i'm a dog person usually we keep it to cats and dogs but you might say i'm a horse person does that mean that you have a cat head i am a cat person
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no this just means that that is your preferred pet you like cats so for me if you've been watching my english lessons for a while you know i am a cat person i've never had a dog but i feel like i relate more to cats i get along better with cats and i feel more comfortable with cats but maybe for you you might say i'm a dog person i would rather have a dog or maybe you have this unfortunate situation you are allergic to dogs
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or maybe you might say i'm allergic to cat fur i love them they're so cute and cuddly and i wish i could have a cat but i'm allergic if your eyes start to get red and your nose starts to run maybe your throat hurts that's a bad sign it means that you are allergic to some kind of animal maybe you can take some simple medicine and you'll be fine but sometimes it's a bigger problem than that and you just can't have a cat you can't have a dog i hope you're not allergic now let's
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describe your pet but a little note first of all something that i've noticed that's different between english and some other languages is that when we're talking about our pets or someone else's pet we use he or she we don't use it very often because it feels like you're creating some kind of distance or it's a wild animal or you don't really care about that animal it's just an object it so for example if i'm going to tell you
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about my cat little spoiler i have a cat i might say she is a siamese cat if i say i have a cat it's siamese it's okay and you you will hear this occasionally but it's more common to hear he or she she's a siamese she likes to play with cat toys he or she and if you're not certain if an animal is a he or she like if you see a neighbor's dog and you want to talk to that neighbor
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about their dog you can just say he and it's okay the neighbor will maybe correct you and say oh yes she's a poodle and then you can say oh yes what's her name and you can use her when you find out but in general we use he or she for pets a common word we use to describe pets is breed what breed is your pet but we often just say kind what kind is it so when we're talking about a dog or a cat there are different types
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so i already mentioned my cat is a siamese cat this is a specific type or breed of cat what breed is your cat oh he's a siamese she's a siamese what breed is it but we often use the question what kind is it which we'll talk about in our questions section in a minute another common term used with pets is a rescue this is describing your pet both of my cats are rescues
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i got them from an animal shelter this means that i didn't buy them from a breeder who is making pure bread cats no i went to the animal shelter these are abandoned cats who need a home i went to the animal shelter and i adopted we often use the word adopted i adopted two cats they are rescue cats or they are rescues and this is the idea that i rescued them
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sometimes in the u.s you see a bumper sticker something like this that says my dog rescued me have you ever felt like this maybe you saved your dog from the animal shelter but really your dog changed your life your dog rescued you you might also hear the word mutt mutt can be a little negative if you say it with a negative voice but it just means that you're not certain what kind of dog you
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have we only use this for dogs and it means well it's a mix of so many different types of dogs that i have no idea he's a mutt we got him from the animal shelter but you know what he's the best dog i've ever had he's a mutt but i don't care so it's that idea that he's not pure he's not a pure bred dog he's a mix of so many kinds of dogs but you know what it's still a great animal next is fur and coat my cat's fur is so soft
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after i give my dog a bath he has a silky coat he's not wearing a coat it's just talking about his fur and these words are kind of interchangeable he has soft fur he has a silky coat it's a great words to talk about animal hair let's talk about some words we can use to talk about how friendly an animal is the first one is just friendly he's friendly you'll often hear this as someone is walking their dog and if
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their dog wants to come closer to you the owner might say oh don't worry he's friendly he loves little kids and your child can pet the dog or you might ask is he friendly and that means can i pet him so it's a great word to use to talk about if your dog is comfortable with people he's friendly and he's not very friendly with little kids so we'll just try to stay away there are three words that are variations of this one is
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wild lions are wild they are not friendly towards people i do not recommend trying to pet a lion they are wild the next level is stray we might say that cat is a stray cat or he's a stray and that means that he lives on the streets and maybe he'll come close to people to get some food he might not
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really hurt you but he doesn't want to live in your house maybe if you adopt him he'll want to live in your house but he doesn't have an owner he's a stray he's a stray cat some cities around the world have a lot of stray cats or stray dogs they don't belong to anyone but everyone helps to take care of them everyone helps to feed them in the us this isn't very common we don't have a lot of stray cats or a lot of stray dogs because animal shelters are a big part of american culture a lot of people when they want a
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pet they will go to an animal shelter instead of buying a purebred dog or a purebred cat so a lot of stray dogs or stray cats who live on the street will be taken to an animal shelter for someone to adopt so you might say my cat was a stray before we got him he was a stray cat before we got him and now he's just so friendly the next level is domesticated so this means a cat or dog or animal
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that was previously wild and now he's very comfortable with humans so we could use this for a lot of different animals like cows cows are domesticated a long time ago they were completely wild or horses horses were completely wild but they have become domesticated over time people have trained them to become comfortable with humans they are domesticated we often use this term for farm animals horses cows chickens sheep
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goats they are domesticated animals some animals just can't be domesticated like a zebra you can't ride a zebra you can't domesticate zebras it would be pretty cool but they are just an animal that cannot be domesticated before we go on to some common questions that you will hear and that you can ask about pets let's talk about pet care in some words that you can use to describe pet care a cage a crate and a kennel are all the same thing and it's somewhere that you can
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keep your animal contained so you might say i put my ferret some people have a ferret for a pet i put my ferret in the crate to take it to the vet which we'll talk about in just a second but it's a type of box where you will keep your animals maybe to transport them somewhere or maybe just to help them feel safe and comfortable we have a big kennel for my dog to help him feel comfortable when guests come over he goes in there and he feels comfortable and then when the guests
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leave he comes out and feels very safe a collar and tag this goes around your animal's neck and has some important information like the pet's name your phone number maybe your address and if your pet gets lost well someone can help you to find your pet again by calling you with the number that's on the tag on their collar a collar is also useful because you can attach a leash to the collar sometimes this is called a lead i
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think that lead is maybe more a term that professional people will use a veterinarian will use this maybe a dog trainer will use this a lead but for daily conversation we often just say leash where's the leash i need to find the dog's leash so that i can take him on a walk one time i saw somebody having an iguana on a leash sometimes people put their cats on a leash too but usually cats don't tolerate that have you ever seen a
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strange animal on a leash before a vet or veterinarian usually we shorten this to vet you've already heard me say this a couple times and that's the doctor for an animal so you might say i need to take my sick dog to the vet or what is the best vet to take my dog to we're talking about veterinarian but it's a situation where we don't use the longest word we just use a short simple version yes finally in english there is
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a simple way to say a long word so you can just say vet my cat's vet is just up the streets or we have a vet appointment next week excellent now i just want to let you know if this is your job if you are a vet and someone asks you the common question what do you do which means what's your job and you say i'm a vet well this might be slightly confusing if someone has no idea that you work with animals because a vet can be two different things it can be a
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veterinarian or it can be a veteran a veteran that means someone who used to be a soldier they used to be in the military and now they're retired so that means that you could either be an animal doctor or a retired person from the military so if someone knows that you work with animals or that you're a doctor if you say oh i'm a doctor and they ask what kind of doctor you could say i'm a vet okay they will know that you work with animals but if someone has no clue you might say i'm a veterinarian
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you might elongate that a little bit just to be more specific or if you are a vet from the military you might say i'm a retired veteran or i'm a retired vet i was in the navy you might want to be a little more specific so that's a situation that might possibly come up what can you do to bond with your animal you might play fetch so you could say my cat likes to play fetch who would have guessed usually dogs do but sometimes cats do too
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or you could just say this word to your dog so you have a stick you throw the stick and your dog runs after the stick you could say fetch boy fetch fetch the stick so you're telling him you're giving him a command about what he should do get the stick and bring it back to you this kind of fun game or we might just pet your pet oh so this word can be used as a noun as we've been talking about it i have nine pets but
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what is this gently touching your pet this is the verb to pet when you are stroking or just gently touching your animal this is a very kind nice thing to do well you are petting your pet so if you're walking down the street and someone is walking a dog and that dog seems friendly the dog wants to talk with you and the owner says oh don't worry he's friendly you can say can i pet him great that means that you
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can stroke his head or his back or under his chin and it's a nice way to enjoy a dog and to kind of connect with each other okay are you ready to go on to some common questions that people will ask you about your pets and also you can ask let's do it do you have any pets very simple and straightforward question you might say when i was a kid i had a dog but now i don't have any pets okay well this is just answering in a nicer way than just no i don't have any pets
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you're giving some information when i was a kid i had a dog and now i don't have any pets good answer when you see a dog a common question is what kind is he we're talking about the breed of dog what kind is he it's sometimes unusual to see a pure bred dog that's only one kind only one breed so you'll often hear this type of answer he's a lab mix we got him at the animal shelter he's a mix so this
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means he has two different or maybe three or four different types of dogs in his blood so we could say he's a mix or he's a lab mix and this means he comes from different types of breeds another common question is what's his name of course you can just say your pet's name but i wanted to give you some of the most common female pet names and also some of the most common male pet names in english so the most common female pet names are bella
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luna lucy daisy and coco there are many other pet names for female dogs or cats or horses or who knows what but these are some of the most common in fact one of my cat's names is luna some of the most common male pet names are max teddy rocky and duke these are really common male pet names in the u.s a question we already talked about is is
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he friendly great someone might ask you this if you have a dog and you're welcome to ask someone else this if you want to pet a dog is he friendly yes you can pet him another common question is how long have you had him and maybe this is not how old is he but how long has he been a part of your life so you might say i got max from the animal shelter three years ago how long have you had him i've had him for three years if you mentioned that your dog or someone else mentions
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that their dog is a specific breed you could ask this question what made you decide to get that breed maybe you're just curious about that breed you're trying to have a conversation or maybe you're thinking about getting a dog too and you want some more information so you could say what made you decide to get that breed and if somebody has for example a lab which is a labrador retriever if somebody has a lab they might say well i heard that labs are family-friendly dogs so we decided to get one okay they have
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a reputation for being good with kids for being friendly they're family friendly so we decided to get one all right now that we've practiced some common vocabulary about pets some common questions about pets now i'd like to show you a sample conversation between my husband dan and i talking about some pets after the sample conversation it will be your turn to speak with me and tell me about your pets maybe the pets that you wish you had and after that will be the big reveal of my nine pets
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all right let's watch the sample conversation hi dan is that your dog i thought you were a cat person hey vanessa i'm an animal lover but fluffy's not mine i'm just walking him for a friend oh gotcha is he friendly can i pet him yes he's friendly you can pet him but watch out he drools oh good to know well i'll stick to my non-drooling cats oh my good boy fluffy
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i'm gonna walk them at the park to play fetch wanna come sure okay now it's your turn i'm going to be asking you a couple questions and then i'm going to pause and you can speak out loud and try to answer these questions and pretend like we're having a conversation together if you feel like it's too short of a pause feel free to pause this video that's kind of the bonus thing exciting thing about having a video conversation you can pause me and spend some extra time explaining
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what you would like to say all right are you ready take a deep breath let's do it hi i didn't know you had a pet what kind is he interesting how long have you had him that's so nice you know i've been thinking about getting one too what do you like to do with him thanks for your help and nice to meet you so how did you do are you ready to talk about your pets now i hope so i hope i have empowered you to be able to speak more comfortably about this common
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conversation topic and now drum roll it's time to meet my nine pets are you ready this is pippin he's a tuxedo cat this isn't a breed but it just describes his coloration and this is luna she's a siamese but we got them both from a shelter so she's probably not a purebred siamese and my other seven pets are chickens they're only two months old but
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aren't they so big unfortunately we have to wait until october until they start producing eggs i can't wait my husband dan built their coop that's the little house where they live and this area is called the run it's a safe area for them to be outside without getting eaten by wild animals we hope we got them when they were one day old look how cute they were this is a new adventure for us to have farm animals but i can't wait to get
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some fresh eggs and it's a great thing to do with kids go down to the chicken coop in the morning and gather the eggs i can't wait that'll be so much fun well i hope that today's lesson was helpful for you and i want to remind you that you can download the free pdf worksheet for all of the sample phrases all of the sample questions and answers the conversation and you can answer vanessa's challenge question so that you can remember what you've learned and use it in your daily conversations
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so i have a question for you let me know in the comments are you a cat person a dog person maybe a chicken person let me know in the comments and i can't wait to learn more about you thank you so much for learning english with me and i'll see you again next friday for a new lesson here on my youtube channel bye the next step is to download the free pdf worksheet for this lesson with this free pdf you will master today's lesson and never forget what you have learned
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you can be a confident english speaker don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel for a free english lesson every friday bye

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