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An English couple could lose their home or their pets. Clive and Rose Restall live with their 21 guinea pigs. The owners of the house say this is too many. They want the couple to get rid of the guinea pigs. The owners warned Mr and Mrs Restall that they must move house or say goodbye to the guinea pigs.



Mr Restall said his guinea pigs helped him forget about his cancer. They make him happy. He said the guinea pigs have special powers to help people. They help his neighbours with personal problems. He said: "I sometimes loan them out to people if they need someone to talk to."

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Sources
  • http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/01/couple-with-21-guinea-pigs-face-eviction-because-they-wont-give-up-their-pets-5475033/
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/couple-claim-21-guinea-pigs-6746928
  • http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Devon-couple-evicted-refusing-21-8216-mystic-8217/story-28089830-detail/story.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

An English

a.

21 guinea pigs

2.

lose their

b.

house

3.

live with their

c.

home

4.

The owners

d.

rid of the guinea pigs

5.

this is

e.

couple

6.

get

f.

to the guinea pigs

7.

they must move

g.

of the house

8.

say goodbye

h.

too many



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

his guinea pigs helped

a.

them out to people

2.

forget about his

b.

powers to help people

3.

They make him

c.

talk to

4.

the guinea pigs have special

d.

cancer

5.

They help his

e.

problems

6.

personal

f.

him

7.

I sometimes loan

g.

neighbours

8.

if they need someone to

h.

happy

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

An English couple (1) ___________________ home or their pets. Clive and Rose Restall (2) ___________________ 21 guinea pigs. The (3) ___________________ house say this is too many. They want the couple (4) ___________________ the guinea pigs. The owners warned Mr and Mrs Restall (5) ___________________ move house (6) ________________ to the guinea pigs.

Mr Restall said his guinea pigs (7) ___________________ about his cancer. They (8) ___________________. He said the guinea pigs (9) ___________________ to help people. They help his neighbours with (10) ___________________. He said: "I (11) ___________________ them out to people if they need someone (12) ___________________."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AnEnglishcouplecouldlosetheirhomeortheirpets.CliveandRoseResta
lllivewiththeir21guineapigs.Theownersofthehousesaythisistooman
y.Theywantthecoupletogetridoftheguineapigs.TheownerswarnedMr
andMrsRestallthattheymustmovehouseorsaygoodbyetotheguineapi
gs.MrRestallsaidhisguineapigshelpedhimforgetabouthiscancer.The
ymakehimhappy.Hesaidtheguineapigshavespecialpowerstohelppe
ople.Theyhelphisneighbourswithpersonalproblems.Hesaid:"Isomet
imesloanthemouttopeopleiftheyneedsomeonetotalkto."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about pets for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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