Matching exercise Can you match the following words with their meanings on the right? 1. scorching 2. mistreating 3. stray 4. cruelty 5. sufficient 6. confessed A. enough/adequate B. treating poorly C. an action that causes pain or suffering D. extremely hot E. admitted F. lost/homeless Fill in the blanks Can you fill in the blanks with the above words? You may need to change their tense. 1. The man _________ to the judge that he killed the victim. 2. The construction workers are sweating profusely under the _________ sun. 3. There was a lot of ________ in the prison camp, where the inmates were hardened criminals. 4. I don't have ________ money to buy a house. 5. To control the problem of _________ animals, some people think that abandoning pets on the street should be made an offence. 6. You should not ________ your friends because they can help you when you are in trouble. A short quiz 1. What kind of punishment did the man who let his two dogs die on a balcony receive? 2. What is the maximum penalty for animal abusers? 3. Who is the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food? 4. Give some of the reasons cited by people who wanted to give up their pets. Answers: Pages 6 and 7: Matching exercise: 1. D; 2. B; 3. F; 4. C; 5. A; 6. E Fill in the blanks: 1. confessed; 2. scorching; 3. cruelty; 4. sufficient; 5. stray; 6. mistreat Short quiz: 1. one-month imprisonment; 2. a HK$5,000 fine and six months' imprisonment; 3. Dr York Chow Yat-ngok; 4. 'I did not like my pet anymore'; 'I grew tired of my pet excreting everywhere'; 'my pet had outgrown my apartment'