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Service Animals
Sep 15 2017

Service Animals

Intro 简介

Service animals help many people every day. These gentle animals can help a person who has a disability. Or they can give other services to people, such as emotional support. The classic image of a service animal is the seeing eye dog. These dogs are trained to help people who cannot see. They can help them to cross a busy intersection and walk wherever they need to go.

However, in recent years, many doctors began recommending emotional support animals. These animals help people who have emotional difficulty. Recently, many people on the internet were talking about an emotional support duck. This duck was able to fly on an airplane with its owner. Some people thought this was great, but others thought that a duck should not be allowed on a plane.

Jordin doesn’t understand why an emotional support duck might be important. Listen to today’s English lesson to hear her ask Romeo about this.

Service animals help many people every day. These gentle animals can help a person who has a disability. Or they can give other services to people, such as emotional support. The classic image of a service animal is the seeing eye dog. These dogs are trained to help people who cannot see. They can help them to cross a busy intersection and walk wherever they need to go.

However, in recent years, many doctors began recommending emotional support animals. These animals help people who have emotional difficulty. Recently, many people on the internet were talking about an emotional support duck. This duck was able to fly on an airplane with its owner. Some people thought this was great, but others thought that a duck should not be allowed on a plane.

Jordin doesn’t understand why an emotional support duck might be important. Listen to today’s English lesson to hear her ask Romeo about this.

Dialogue 对话

Jordin:  I heard, the other day, that there’s such a thing as an emotional support duck.

Romeo:  Emotional support duck?

Jordin:  Yes! Like, a duck that someone carries around as a service animal and gives them emotional support.

Romeo:  Carries around, like, on a leash?

Jordin:  I don’t know. Maybe… that would be weird…. Or maybe, just in their purse, like those tiny dogs.

Romeo:  Like a seeing eye dog?

Jordin:  Yeah, but it doesn’t seem like it’s the same thing as a seeing eye dog. It’s a duck! What services is that actually doing for that person?

Romeo:  Well, I guess, if you needed to cross a busy intersection

Jordin:  What is the duck going to do? Quack?

Romeo:  Quack it’s way across the street, yeah. It’s not like a hearing dog, but I guess, if you have a disability, and… I mean, for emotional support, why not have a duck, right?

Jordin:  Yeah, but… So, now, this duck that’s just to, like, help keep somebody happy sometimes is now being allowed to go into hotels and stuff, where other normal animals that help keep other people happy aren’t allowed to go. You know? Because it’s a service animal.

Romeo:  You feel really emotional about this. I think that you should write a letter to the president.

Quiz 测验

  1. Jordin heard about an __.

  2. Which type of animal can best help a blind person?

  3. A duck says, “__.”

  4. Which sentence is NOT in the passive voice?