Advice for new pet owners

"Conseils pour nouveaux propriétaires d'animaux de compagnie"
French C1 writing exercise

Laurent asks people for their advice on welcoming a new pet at home.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "advice", "to get acquainted", "to advise", "in addition to [doing]", "a good opportunity", "to bond with", "fit and healthy", "the master", "to get informed", "to suit [someone]", "proof of love".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
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How the test works

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What would be your advice for someone who has just taken in their first pet? Martine, 32: "I would say that the most important thing is to learn to live together. Having an animal is not as easy as people imagine [it]. I'd advise them to take the time to get acquainted. If I were them, I'd exercise regularly with my animal. In addition to being an good opportunity to bond with it, this also helps keep it fit and healthy. I don't think that it's good for an animal to stay locked inside all day long." Jacques, 46: "Like with a child, the rules have to be established from the start. After it's learned who the master is, it's also important for you to show it love, a lot of love. I would spend a lot of time taking care of it, by talking to it, petting it, giving it treats - after making sure that they are adapted to its needs of course! Getting informed on what suits your pet best is the greatest proof of love you can give it."

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