Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.
AT THE VETERINARIAN
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Prescription = A piece of paper on which a doctor writes which medication he/she recommends
Spaying/neutering = Making an animal unable to reproduce (have children); Spaying and neutering is an important step in controlling the number of unwanted pets.
Vet = Short for "veterinarian"
To put to sleep =
To end a life; a veterinarian can put a terminally ill and suffering animal to sleep
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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All his shots are up to date. = The animal has been vaccinated regularly.
You can give her a mild sedative. = You can give her something to calm her down a little.
Your dog is overweight. = Your dog weighs more than he should; he's a little fat.
You don't feed him enough. = You don't give him enough food.
Book a follow-up visit for next week. = Arrange for another visit to the vet to check how the animal is doing.
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