English Reading Practice
Article 01 – Cats
every cat owner knows,
no one really owns a cat"
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A cat is a small animal with four legs, a tail and soft fur. People
often keep it as a pet. (Or maybe it keeps them?)
The cat has an impressive "family." Lions, tigers, cheetahs and many
others are his biological cousins.
are usually very skilled hunters, and will pursue their prey
fearlessly, but would nevertheless run away from water... (They clean
with their tongue!)
They have flexible, muscular bodies and highly developed
night vision is especially good. The ears are large,
and very sensitive to high-frequency sounds. They also possess a
highly developed sense of smell, and a very useful sharp set of teeth!
Cats are able to land on their feet after a fall. This is a beautiful
ability which combines both vision and a sense of balance.
They can be a dangerous predator, and together with that – a graceful
Humans and cats have lived together for thousands of years, from the
ancient Egyptians up to this day and age.
There are many different breeds of cats, and many more mixed breeds.
Cats like to sleep! Actually, they sleep more than most animals –
usually 12-16 hours a day.
They also like to play. Now, this is especially true for kittens (young
the way, kittens are usually born after about 66 days of pregnancy,
three to five kittens in a single birth. Since the female cat may mate
with different males, the kittens may have different fathers.
And now, practice:Exercise 01