|"(lead) a dog's life" = life is difficult with little pleasure|
"Ever since he lost his job, he's been leading a dog's life."
"a snake in the grass" = a person who can't be trusted
"Be careful. He's really a snake in the grass, and I never know when he's telling the truth."
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What are some common and exotic animals people keep as pets?
|1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
HELPFUL TIP: Taking care of pets can take a great deal of time, but having a pet can also help you emotionally. Choose a pet that suits your needs and personality.|
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|2. Listening Exercises [Top]|
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|3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Choose an exotic pet you want to learn more about and search for tips on caring for this animal. Share your findings with a partner. Some animals could include: llama, iguana, pygmy goat, or peacock. What pet would be ideal for different types of people and situations, including children, people who live in apartments, and the elderly?
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