Read the following text and solve the following tasks.
It was March and Paul’s birthday. He and his parents were at the Animal Rescue Centre to choose a dog. This is where people take all the animals with no homes. It was very loud in the Animal Rescue Centre.
“Oh, look at that big black dog over there! He looks so sad,” said Paul.
“If you take that dog, then you will have to go for long walks with it every day,” said the Animal Rescue Centre lady. “He needs a lot of exercise.”
“Well, I won’t have that much time because I play football two times a week after school,” answered Paul.
“What about that little brown dog?” asked his mother. “Does he need a lot of exercise?”
“All dogs need a lot of exercise. But if you take that dog, he can stay in your garden when you are at school. He is a very quiet dog,” answered the Animal Rescue Centre lady.
“No, I don’t want a little dog,” said Paul. “I want a bigger dog.”
The family looked at all the dogs and after an hour they left the Animal Rescue Centre with a dog called Fred. He was not big and not little.
They got into the car. The lady from the Animal Rescue Centre gave Paul a piece of paper with rules about how to look after a dog. Paul sat with Fred in the back of the car and read them:
Only give food to your dog one time a day.
Feed your dog dog-food. Don’t give food for people to your dog.
Take your dog for a walk two or three times a day.
Play with your dog.
Don’t shout at your dog.
Don’t let your dog run after cars (or postmen).
Your dog needs a bed. It should not sleep in your bed.
a. Five sentences are wrong. Tick (✔) the correct ones and correct the wrong ones.
- The Animal Rescue Centre is for ill animals.
- Paul’s birthday is in the summer.
- Paul wants a big dog.
- Big dogs need a lot of exercise.
- Fred is a big dog.
- You can give dogs everything to eat.
- You mustn’t shout at your dog.
- You mustn’t take your dog for a walk too often.
b. Find the words in the text for the following expressions.
- help somebody or something in trouble
- wet somebody with your tongue
- speak in a loud voice
- food that dogs eat
- things you must do
When or if? Fill in the gaps with the correct verb form, if or when.
Mum ________________ (to be) there ________________ (Bedingung) you ________________ (to arrive) at 7 o’clock. ________________ (Zeitpunkt) we ________________ (to start) eating, you ________________ (not – to talk) anymore. Sally ________________ (to read) the book ________________ (Zeitpunkt) she ________________ (to get) it. Henry ________________ (to win) the match ________________ (Bedingung) Sandy ________________ (not – to play) well. ________________ (Zeitpunkt) she ________________ (to arrive) at the hotel, she ________________ (to meet) him. ________________ (Bedingung) you ________________ (to make) too many mistakes, you ________________ (not – to pass) the exam.
Say what will happen. Write if-clauses.
a. you / not go / for a walk / with your dog – it / get fat
b. your budgie / feel happier – you / talk / to it
c. you / find / a lost dog – the Animal Rescue Centre (Tierheim) / look after it
d. you / count / all the rats in a city – you / find / there are more rats than people
e. a rat / not bite / you – you / leave it alone
f. but / what / happen – the city / not try to fix the rat problem?
Translate the following words.
j. bus tour
Translate the sentences.
a. Ich glaube, ich werde einen Hund zum Geburtstag bekommen.
b. Wenn die Ratten ins Haus kommen, werde ich das Haus verlassen.
c. Die Stadt wird vielleicht einen Rattenexperten* rufen.
d. Mein Hund wird ein Held** sein, wenn er die Ratten verjagt***.
*Rattenexperte = rat expert **Held = hero ***verjagen = chase
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