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pet-sit English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 17 2019

Themes: Friend, Pets, Travel, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“This weekend, I am pet-sitting. My friends went out of town, and I get to watch their doggy!”

—Ebaby!’s Dominique, speaking about caring for her friends’ dog

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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care for someone else’s animal; feed and watch another person’s pet

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Dominique is having a special week. She doesn’t have pets, but she loves animals. So, her friends asked her to pet-sit their dog, Mr. Leo, while they travel. Dominique will be getting lots of doggy love while she cares for him!

Pet-sitting can be a fun job! You get the joy of caring for animals without the responsibility of owning a pet. Plus, your friends will be very grateful for your help. Do you pet-sit? What is your favorite type of animal to care for?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m excited to pet-sit for my aunt. She has a bird, a cat, and a dog!”

“Pet-sitting makes Steve nervous. It’s a lot of responsibility.”

“Tina has a pet-sitting business and always has fun animals to play with.”


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