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Lesson 18 - Mascotas (Pets)
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This page: Practice with pet vocabulary in this dialogue about a mother shopping for a pet for her children.

pet store

La Tienda de Mascotas
(The Pet Store)

Dialogue Lesson

Key Vocabulary

The following is a list of key vocabulary that you will need to know to understand the lesson. Click on the word to hear the pronunciation.



Section 1
Select the correct translation.

1. to play       

2. to believe       

3. to buy       

4. to live       

5. to look for       

6. best, better       

7. cage       

8. noisy       

9. aquarium       

10. wheel       

11. apartment       

12. here       

13. option       

14. something       



► Listen to the dialogue

Section 2
Which of these pets do they mention?

  • dogs
  • cats
  • guinea pigs
  • hamsters
  • fish
  • parrots
  • mice
  • turtles
  • frogs
  • lizards



Now read the dialogue.

► Listen to the dialogue

  • SALES CLERK - Bienvenida a la tienda de mascotas. ¿Buscas algo especial?
  • MOTHER - Mis hijos quieren una mascota. ¿Cuál es la mejor mascota para los niños?
  • SALES CLERK - Los perros son buenas mascotas porque los niños pueden jugar con ellos.
  • MOTHER - Vivimos en un apartamento. Creo que es mejor un animal pequeño.
  • SALES CLERK - Las cobayas o hámsteres son mascotas pequeñas que pueden vivir en una jaula en el apartamento. Los peces son otra opción para los apartamentos porque viven en un acuario. Los loros no son buena opción porque pueden ser ruidosos.
  • MOTHER - Mi amiga tiene una tortuga. ¿Tienes tortugas?
  • SALES CLERK - Sí. También tenemos ranas y lagartijas.
  • MOTHER - Voy a comprar un hámster. También necesito comprar una jaula, la rueda y todo.
  • SALES CLERK - Está bien. Aquí está todo para el hámster.



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What is the best pet in your opinion?

  • La mejor mascota es _____.     (The best pet is _____.)

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Lesson 18 - Mascotas (Pets)
Pets - Adjective placement - Dialogue - Reading - Quiz




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