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May 8, 2012

Kinds of pets.

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 1:45 am

glossary
mammal: any animal of which the female gives birth to babies, not eggs, and feeds them on milk from her own body
reptile: an animal which produces eggs and uses the heat of the sun to keep its blood warm
ferret: a small yellowish-white animal with a long body, bred for hunting rabbits and other small animals
feather: one of the many soft light things which cover a bird’s body, consisting of a long thin central part with material like hairs along each side
adaptation: the process of changing to suit different conditions

text
Our presentation is about pets.
These days, many people raise pets. There are many kinds of pets. We are going to talk about some of them. There are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and insects.
First, examples of mammals are dogs, cats, and ferrets.[1] They are more friendly than other pets. And they are smart, so they follow their owners’ commands. Mostly, they have fur, some people who have fur allergies can’t raise them. And we need a lot of money to raise them.

Second, parakeet, parrot and canaria are examples of birds. They have colorful feathers, so they look good. Especially, parrots can speak human’s words when they are trained.[2]

Third, there are betta, guppy and crown fish as examples of fish. It is easy to raise them because we don’t have to manage them frequently. They are tiny and colorful so many people think they look very cute. Especially, these days, crown fish are widely known because of the movie “Finding Nemo”[3]

Forth, examples of reptiles are snakes, turtles and iguanas.[4] Particular people raise them because they are unique. Many people are scared of reptiles, except for turtles. They are easily affected by their surroudnding. But like other pet, they are gentle after adaptation terms.

Fifth, there are beetles, and stag beetles as examples of insects. Also many peoplehate beetles because they look nasty. But they are very cheap and easy to raise. So Many people raise them for their kids’ education.

reference
[1]http://blog.naver.com/whdemrmom?Redirect=Log&logNo=20152224665
[2]http://blog.naver.com/lily3195?Redirect=Log&logNo=80158116300
[3]http://blog.naver.com/uljingirl?Redirect=Log&logNo=150137711750
[4]http://kin.naver.com/qna/detail.nhn?d1id=8&dirId=80509&docId=32935818&qb=7JWg7JmEIOuxgCDsgqzsp4Q=&enc=utf8&section=kin&rank=9&search_sort=0&spq=0

discussion question
1. Do you like pets? Why? If not, then why not?
2. What is your favorite kind of pet? Why?
3. what do you think about reptiles?

* Class # 28,
Group # 4

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Teacher’s Note:

This vocabulary will be on Written Test #2:

1. mammal: (noun) any animal of which the female gives birth to babies, not eggs, and feeds them on milk from her own body

2. reptile: (noun) an animal which produces eggs and uses the heat of the sun to keep its blood warm

3. adaptation: (noun) the process of changing to suit different conditions

This discussion question will be on the Final Speaking Test:

Do you like pets? Why or why not?

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