- Describe an interesting animal
- You should say:
- What the animal is
- When and where you saw it
- What it looked like
- And explain how you feel about the whole experience
I’d like to describe an interesting animal I once saw, which was a stray cat. I remember it was a small black cat with a long tail. Actually, there are many stray cats in our community, and their number is growing because some of the residents like to feed them.
It happened a few days ago, when I came back home from work. After I got out of the elevator, I saw this small creature standing outside my door. It just looked at me as if to say, “Hey, I’m a little hungry. Can you give me some food to eat?” I opened the door and let the cat in. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any food that I could feed it with, so I just poured this poor thing some milk. It drank it and then left.
What was interesting about this cat was that it didn*t run when it saw me coming out of the elevator. I guess it was really hungry and desperately in need of some food. I somehow felt a connection between ust like I’ve had it as a pet for a long time. I adored this little cat the moment I saw it, and I guess it liked me, too.
My encounter with this little cat felt pretty pleasant. I felt that I had done something good. I mean nowadays, we are so busy with our life, and a lot of us don’t take notice of stray animals that live around us. I think we should appreciate their presence and do something to make their life better. So I’m really looking forward to my next meeting with the cat.
1.Do you think animals are important to human life?
Yes, I do. Animals are supposed to be an inseparable part of human life. On the one hand, livestock and farm animals serve as a source of food for human beings and make people survive. In addition to the function as the food suppler, animals can accompany people and drive away the loneliness of living by themselves. In this way, human beings and animals are indivisible.
2.What does a pet bring to your life?
There are plenty of benefits that a pet can bring to our daily life. As desirable companions, pets can act as a source of happiness both physically and mentally. Raising pets can make our lives much healthier since the high blood pressure and cholesterol can be relieved through physical activities such as walking the dog. Besides, keeping pets can provide spiritual support for the people in modem society in which the competitions are increasingly fierce. Through communications with pets, we are able to release pressure and other negative emotions, thus facilitating our mental status.
3.What are the difficulties in raising pets?
In the process of raising a pet, people tend to encounter a wide range of difficulties, especially in the beginning. For instance, some pets without strict trainings are likely to defecate both at home and in public places, which poses great troubles for their owners for the cleaning. Besides, there are some cases in which puppies and kitties do not follow their owners* orders and instructions during feeding and cleaning, which requires a huge amount of patience and care from human beings.
4.What are the common animals in people’s daily life?
In our daily life, the pets like puppies and kitties are quite common in people’s houses as favorable companions for them. In addition to the pets, farm animals such as hens, ducks, rabbits and lambs are easy to find in the countryside, which can be one of the sources for people’s food and support the survival of human beings.
4.In China, will horses be used in work? Will sailors use horses as tools? What do you think a horse can carry?
As far as I know, in today*s China, it’s not common to see that the horses are used in the workplaces since they are not best choices in carrying out tasks and undertaking the transportation. Instead, highly efficient machines, such as high-speed vehicles, replace the horses1 positions. However, there are some occasions in which the horses can carry heavy objects in remote rural areas in China due to the lack of available vehicles.
For these reasons, horses will not be used as ideal tools for sailors as a result of low working efficiency and high costs. As for what a horse can carry, I suppose that inexpensive objects such as daily necessities are able to be afforded by it.
5.Are farmers always cruel to animals?
Although I think farmers are always cruel to their animals, their so called “cruel” actions and behaviors are inevitable as part of their routine work. On the one hand, the biological chain teaches us the fact of survival of the fittest. So it is natural for human beings, the species at the top of the food chain, to regard livestock as one of their food sources. On the other hand, as long as our industries are in operation, the animals are doomed to be negatively influenced since no species can exist without sacrificing nourishment from other species.