Do you know that cats' characters can change? Find out more from Dave about his two cuddly cats whose personalities vary with the countries they live in.

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Task 1

Comprehension Task

Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Hi John,
I'm sorry to hear that. Can you tell us a bit more about your problem?
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Adam
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I like cat 。

Hello
can you help me?
At the beginning of the story the speaker say "who" and not "which" about Misha and Masha. But they are animals. Is "Who" used for animals also?
Thanks

Hello Ric111!
 
As you probably know, many pet owners think of their pets as people! This is why the speaker uses 'who'. Most English speakers will use 'who' for animals they know well, especially pets, but will use 'which' or 'that' when talking about animals they don't know.
 
Hope that helps!
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Jeremy!

hi, I don't agree. For me, it's the different way of dealing with the dog or the cat . While into relationship among human and dogs is the dog that accomplish more important effort to create the relationship, indeed the dog  accomplish all the order that we give him. With the cat it's different. We should strive to better understand the cat. When you understand your cat, you create a wonderful relationship. Maybe better than with the dog
 

Cats are NOT aloof and indifferent! I have got two cats. Yes, they are russians cats too )) Their names are Markiz and Lilu
 
They are so cute and kind. They like when we stroke them. They like to sleep in our beds, sit on our laps and play with us. They also love to play with each other. They love each other as wife and husband. And they have very different characters.
Markiz is a big cat, who is afraid of nothing, loves to eat meat, and catches anything that moves.
Lilu is a small pussycat, she is afraid of everything,  but she is affectionate. She likes eat dairy products such as yogurt.

i would prefer to travel to london, china and australia infact given the opportunity i would to travel all over the world, so that i can experience different cultures.
As of animals, i dont like them at all especially cats and dogs
i want to know if you can get marks when you write short hand in ielts test e.g dont do i have to write do not or jus dont

Hello Madam Boss,
I'd love to travel there too!
As for your question, its better to ask about IELTS in the IELTS section of this website. Anyway, you can use contractions in the IELTS writing paper if they are appropriate for the text. If you are asked to write something formal, some contractions might not be appropriate, but if you're asked to write a letter to a friend, they would be fine.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

I don't have a particular predisposition for animals, in spite of this I had a little dog named toy poodle Ducky who has lived with me ten years. Now I have a cat that is eleven years old. I took care of both even if the cat is aggressive and never stands still.

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