Cats and Kittens

A young Irish woman talks about how she loves animals, in particular cats and their cute little kittens.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

I'm a true animal lover.

When I was a little kid I really wanted to work with animals, maybe become a veterinarian.

And now I love cats, I'm obsessed with cats.

I think when I grow up I'm going to be a 'crazy cat lady', with like 90 cats living with me. I think they're really smart creatures and people don't really understand cats. They can be really cute, cuter than dogs, cuter than puppies.

And have you ever seen kittens? Oh, they're just the cutest animals ever!

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • When she was a child, what did she want to be when she grew up?
  • What kind of animal does she really love?
  • What joke does she make about loving cats?
  • What does she think is the cutest kind of animal?

Answers

She wanted to be a vet (an animal doctor).

She really loves cats. She's obsessed with cats.

She said that she'll probably turn into a 'crazy cat lady'. An old woman who lives with 90 cats.

She thinks kittens (baby cats) are the cutest animals. Even cuter than puppies (baby dogs).