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Разговоры на английском. Тема: животные / English discussions. Topic: animals

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Здесь я предлагаю Вам тренировать свой разговорный английский в небольших обсуждениях. Участвовать могут все - от начинающих до продвинутых студентов.

Сегодняшняя тема: Животные. Вам нравятся животные? Вы держите домашних животных?

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Hi!

Here I offer you a possibility to train your English in short discussions. Everyone can participate, from beginners to advanced students.

Today's topic is animals. Do you like animals? Do you keep pets?

All comments must be in English!

If you want your mistakes in English (of course, supposing that you have any) to be corrected, please write so in a comment.

May 27, 2019

66 комментариев


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VadymMiller

I love animals. My whole life intertwined with pets. I have been volunteer in animal welfare organization, then I maked website for everyone dealing with animals: animal shelters, veterinarians, animal services, municipals and pet's owners. My mission is to make cohabitation humans and animals easyly and more comfortable. One of many important things is animal identification ans making ways for returning lost pets home. For that we produce QR Tag with digital pet's passport. It gives owner many feautures: owner retrieves notification with GPS location when somebody scanned QR on the tag, also someone who found animal can see general information of the pet and owner's phone number which can be called by one button click.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

in an animal welfare organization

I made a website

to make cohabitation humans and animals easyly

easy, easier

with a digital pet's passport

an owner

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

where are you from? where do situated this wonderful place?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aleksandra2048

Good afternoon. My brother has six animals, four hamsters, one chinchilike animals too.lla and one dog. He likes animals very much, like me. What about me, I have a dog. It's breed is chihuahua. My dog is very small and cute.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

He likes animals very much, like me.

He likes animals very much, and so do I.

Its breed is chihuahua.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sma1lkick

Hello everyone! I've had 2 cats and 1 dog, but they are already dead. I miss them. Now i have one dog, his name is Joy. I like animals a lot.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Loosing a pet is a very painful experience. I'm sorry for you.

I like animals a lot

So do I.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenCostell3

I'm not really a pet person. I suppose dogs can be okay... Cats though, cats I cannot stand.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sma1lkick

Why? Cats are really cute animals :)

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenCostell3

Cats may be cute, but they are also mini lions and tigers. I feel like they think they own us and we serve them, while dogs think of us as their friends. But that's just my impression...I don't own any pets, so I can't say that for sure.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

Wolves live in packs. And cats don't.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenCostell3

True. A few wild cats do. There's a reason though that the English name for a group of lions is "a pride.")

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

But a pride is a family, not a pack. Wolves differ from cats very much.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

He just doesn't know how to cook them. :D

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

By the way, my cat does not like Duolingo. He does not like Duolingo's sounds. But he does not go away. I think it is because he loves me :) It is says, a cat is a miniature lion that loves mice, hates dogs and tolerates humans. I think it is true.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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I can imagine how your cat dislikes the sounds of Duolingo. If I was a cat, I wouldn't like it either. Especially the tritone of "wrong answer!".

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

:) no. most of all he does not like the robot.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenCostell3

@Anastasia, that's exactly my problem with cats, as I said here earlier. They know they are in charge and that they merely are "gracious enough" to put up with us and to accept our service to them.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

I just love my cat :) https://youtu.be/VPkPuRBR3H8

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

Three days ago I was at the airport of Punta Cana (Dominican Rep.). And what did I see there? Two big cats eating two big pizzas inside the waiting hall. I took pictures and gave them water. I understand a little cat language. They said me thanks.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

You are very kind man. Could we look at the pictures?

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Yes, please show us the pictures!

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

I don't know how download them here. Something special with Duo.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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You must download the picture to some hosting of pictures, for example Imgur, and then write:

![](URL of the picture.png)

This is called Markdown. In case I explained badly, you can search in Google for "markdown picture" or something similar.

For example, ![](https://imgur.com/yGw9lLO.png) becomes

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cu5PZmfv

I recently told a friend why I can't get a dog. That one thing hinders, then the other ... Somewhere in 25 years, I was already a very strong and independent woman living in apartment of 100 square meters in the center of big city. At that moment I was quite ripe for a Labrador and looked at the nightly ads for the sale of puppies. But then my future husband appeared on the horizon, which needed to be fed, cured, walked, ironed ... and the dog was completely unwilling to.

⠀My little son, with one ear listening to our conversation, perked up and asked: “That is, if you hadn’t met our father then, would we have a Labrador instead of him ?!”

⠀I didn’t tell him that if several years later we wouldn’t have decided to have a baby with his father, then we would have a French bulldog instead of him, or even two!

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

my condolences. You'll be lucky! :)

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cu5PZmfv

Right before the birth of my second child, I again really wanted a dog. So ... let me go again

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

We have always had pets. Our dogs are house pets but the cats are strictly outside animals.

We have 3 female dogs and 1 male.

We have three Pugs and one Pomeranian.

The Pomeranian and the male Pug came from the animal shelter.

Recently we got two parakeets.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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4 dogs? Nice! Pets are like part of the family, aren't they?

Oh, and the birds are very nice too. What are the names of your parakeets?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/81921317

When I was a kid, I had two parakeets. They bred, it was pretty funny to see their chicks sitting in a row, and occupying a whole roost.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

I hate pets even thought there is one at my home.

They just eat and poop, and they cry and then they cry when they poop and poop when they cry.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

you are shrek?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

I'm ogr. 8)

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

moor?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

I didn't unerstand. :) Can you add some words?

I'm crazy like a fool. What about Daddy Cool?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

ogr = mortificator = moor. why not? just wordplay. joke. sorry

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

The popular Russian poem.
The priest had a dog.
He loved it.
But the dog ate a piece of meat. And the priest killed it.
He buried the dog. And wrote an inscription that - The priest had a dog.
He loved it.
But the dog ate a piece of meat.
And the priest killed it.
He buried the dog. And wrote an inscription that - The priest had a dog.
He loved it.......

У попа была собака, он ее любил. Она съела кусок мяса. Он ее убил, и в землю закопал, и надпись написал, что у попа была собака. Он ее любил ...

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Oh, I heard it hundreds of times! I love it.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cu5PZmfv

For some reason, I remembered a phrase from a joke: "You do not like cats? You just do not know how to cook them"

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

The cat won't fit in the toaster. Never mind, I'll make a peanut butter sandwich, where's the blender?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teablend

For some reason, I remembered A man should be a little prettier than the monkey he's married.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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The last days when I think about animals, the first thing that comes to my head is Edgar Poe's story "The Black Cat" that I read recently.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

You should read about heptapods. :D

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Headpots. General Information.

Skin Colors - Grey

Locomotion - Walking, Fluid-Jet Propulsion

Sapience Level - Sapient

Behavior - Mild, Mediatory, Interactive

Language - Heptapod A, Heptapod B

Status - Extant

Hmm... I would like to have an heptapod as a pet if my house was big enough)

https://aliens.fandom.com/wiki/Heptapod

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

Heptapods are much more smarter than humans. :)

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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The less smart one is always a pet...

So if I and the Heptapod live in the same house, I'll be its pet. :(

Maybe I'll try to set a tramp for a Heffalump. He's possibly not so horribly smart...

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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You mean that having a pet that's smarter than you is not a good idea? 8)

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

The less smart one is always a pet...

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexandra526470

Hi everybody! I'm new here. I love pets, especially cats. I have a lady-cat and a week ago it had given a birth to four lovely kittens! They are so sweet! For now they are not able to see, they are still blind. But little by little they are becoming larger and larger and soon there will be too many cats here :))

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Hi Alexandra!

Four kittens? You're a lucky person! How do you call them?

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexandra526470

Yeah, 4 kittens! I didn't expect such addition to our family))) I haven't called them yet, wait until they are a little older, so the names will be suitable for their characters.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BayburinGold

There are different types of animals, all of them very important for nature. For example, we fear the sharks and find them dangerous, whereas they naturally keep sea water clean and filter it. Animals refer to fauna and they are equally important for nature and people. There are two types of animals so far: domestic and wild. Domestic animals, which we often call pets are very dear to people. However, wild animals can be rather dangerous for human beings. Domestic animals can easily live next to people, whereas wild animals’ habitat is mainly in forests, jungles and oceans. At the moment, there are hundreds of animal species which are becoming extinct due to people’s anti-natural actions. These are mainly wild animals. There is a high chance that following generations might see some animals only on pictures because by that time they will have died out. Fortunately, there are still lots of monkeys, zebras, lions, wolves, giraffes in the wild. Domestic animals play a very important role in people’s lives. While people take care of them, they give something useful in return. For example, chickens give eggs, cows give milk, dogs protect people, cats catch mice, sheep can give wool etc. There has been a recent increase of homeless animals, especially of cats and dogs. From one hand, homeless animals can be rather dangerous for people, from the other hand, people often try to help them by taking them home, feeding them and simply taking care. There is also another type of animal classification. We distinguish following main groups: mammals, insects, birds, fish and reptiles. Mammals are animals who feed their kids on milk, among them cows, dogs, dolphins, kangaroos, and many others. Insects are small creatures with numerous legs and usually wings. Birds are all animals with feathers. Fish live under water and can swim. Reptiles are animals without wings which lay eggs, among them snakes, crocodiles, lizards and some others. All these groups of animals contain several rather dangerous species. Nevertheless, people should try treating them well, not taking actions which cause their extinction.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

Insects are small creatures

Some insects are much bigger than some mammals. :)

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaMe68249

I love animals. My favorite animal is a cat. And you?

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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I love cats, monkeys and elephants above other animals.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

Heffalumps? :)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Yes, Heffalumps are my favourites too. :)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

But not Woozels. :)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Woozels are tolerable. Wizzels, however, are insupportable. They have high squeaking voices that I can't stand. :)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

They have high squeaking voices that I can't stand.

You still don't know how to cook them.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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You still don't know how to cook them

No, and I don't want to know it. :)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oknq8

Hello my Duilingo friends, my name is Archy, i from Russia, repubic of Sakha Yakutia, i has one cat, and she is no breed, but i love him very much, so much endure allergy two year. but allergy not strong, just sneeze sometime, i can live, thx for attention.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mortificator

she is no breed, but i love him

Maybe her?

so much endure allergy two year

Despite (even though) having to endure allergies for two years?

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

This joke is about monkeys (special monkeys).
A state looks like a tree with a lot of monkey. The monkeys that are at the top of the tree look down and what do they see? The smiling faces. But why do the monkeys that are below are smiling? They look above and what do they see? The as..h..les.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
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Hi!

For the next discussion (Dreams) I have created a new post. Please go here.

May 29, 2019
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