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Adopting cats

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am

Listen to Polly talking about the charity work she does. Then answer the questions and fill in the forms about the cats available for adoption

1 When did Polly get her first cat?

a. when she was a teenager

b. when she was in secondary school

c. when she was in primary school

2 Why did she begin working for a cat charity?

a. to get spending money when she was a teen

b. as part of her school's personal development programme

c. it was her parents' suggestion

3 How much time did she spend working for the charity initially?

a. a few hours a week

b. every weekend for two mornings

c. eight hours on a Saturday

4 How long did it take Polly to settle into working for the charity?

a. no time at all

b. just a couple of weeks

c. she never did

5 Now she works longer hours for them. How much does she get paid?

a. she doesn't say the exact amount

b. she just gets expenses

c. she doesn't receive any compensation

6 What aspect of the charity pleases her the most?

a. that it never wastes money

b. that it is relatively successful in achieving its aims

c. that it is financially stable

Name of cat: Petal

Sex: M/F

Age:

Colour:

Distinguishing feature(s):

Personality:

Background story:

Kind of home needed:

Name of cat: Bobby

Sex: M/F

Age:

Colour:

Distinguishing feature(s):

Personality:

Background story:

Kind of home needed:

Name of cat: George

Sex: M/F

Age:

Colour:

Distinguishing feature(s):

Personality:

Background story:

Kind of home needed:

Answers:

1. c, 2. b, 3. a, 4. a, 5. c, 6. b

Bobby: M / 2yrs approx / black & white / black markings / affectionate, playful, sociable / thrown out of car / family with children

Petal: F / 6 months / light brown / blue eyes & white patch on head / left in rubbish bin / a quiet home

George: M / 10 yrs / grey / a big cat / refined & well-mannered / long-time owner died / a caring family

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