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The Amazing Acro-Cats
Jan 20 2017

The Amazing Acro-Cats

Intro 简介

You may know the famous cats of the internet, such as Grumpy Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, and even Lil Bub. But do you know the most incredible kitty-cat live act? The Amazing Acro-Cats are a famous group of kitties who tour the United States with their owner and trainer, Samantha Martin. They show people what cats can learn from a good trainer with lots of treats.

The Amazing Acro-Cats do many different circus tricks. Some cats walk on ropes. Other cats do incredible jumps. Some cats climb ropes. However, the most famous subset of this group is The Rock Cats, a kitty rock-n-roll band. These cats play a guitar, drum set, keyboard, and cowbell. Their rhythm may be in question, but there is nothing cuter than a kitty plucking a guitar.

Andy thinks the Acro-Cats are ridiculous until Brian tells him how amazing they are. Listen to their conversation in today’s English lesson.

You may know the famous cats of the internet, such as Grumpy Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, and even Lil Bub. But do you know the most incredible kitty-cat live act? The Amazing Acro-Cats are a famous group of kitties who tour the United States with their owner and trainer, Samantha Martin. They show people what cats can learn from a good trainer with lots of treats.

The Amazing Acro-Cats do many different circus tricks. Some cats walk on ropes. Other cats do incredible jumps. Some cats climb ropes. However, the most famous subset of this group is The Rock Cats, a kitty rock-n-roll band. These cats play a guitar, drum set, keyboard, and cowbell. Their rhythm may be in question, but there is nothing cuter than a kitty plucking a guitar.

Andy thinks the Acro-Cats are ridiculous until Brian tells him how amazing they are. Listen to their conversation in today’s English lesson.

Dialogue 对话

Andy_H:  Oh, man, Brian! I was driving back from work the other day. I saw the most ridiculous thing. It’s called The Acro-Cats. It’s this live act with all these cats jumping around. Who would pay good money to see that?

Brian:  Well, I would if I could get tickets.

Andy_H:  Say what?!

Brian:  Do you know how popular The Acro-Cats are?

Andy_H:  I’ve never even heard of them.

Brian:  Have you heard of The Rock Cats?

Andy_H:  I have not heard of them, either.

Brian:  That is a subset of The Acro-Cats, and it is a band, a four-piece band of cats, playing musical instruments.

Andy_H:  Hold on. You’re telling me cats can play… Do they play in rhythm?

Brian:  They have been trained to play the instruments. Rhythm is in question some of the time. But it is adorable and amazing.

Andy_H:  OK!

Brian:  There’s a little drum set, and the drumsticks are on cantilevers. So, they just hit the end of it, and it goes up and smashes down, and then they get fed a treat. There’s a cat plucking at a guitar, and one on keyboard. It is adorable!

Andy_H:  I have to say, I’m a little intrigued. I might need to go and see The Acro-Cats.

Quiz 测验

  1. Which sentence is true?

  2. The Rock Cats do NOT play __.

  3. If something is a subset of something else, it is __.

  4. Which sentence does NOT use the correct form of a past tense verb?