Many people all across the world have dogs as pets and benefit from everything that having a dog in the home gives you. Practice for part 2 of the Reading and Use of English paper with this text about the benefits of having a pet.
Try and answer questions 1-8 and then check your answer by clicking on the box below the text. (0) has been included as an example.
Dogs often have a way (0)…of… bringing so much love and joy into a home. They make us laugh, comfort us when we’re sick or upset, and are always there (1)…… us in any kind of situation. Although having a dog is extremely popular, a lot of people still don’t know all the benefits (2)…… they can get (3)…… having a pet.
Having a dog is a great way to keep fit, as it forces you to go (4)…… and walk every day. So if you suffer (5)…… a lack of motivation or general feeling of laziness when it comes (6)…… getting off the sofa and doing something active, then a dog might be the perfect solution. Other benefits of having a dog include reducing stress levels (7)…… can also help boost your immune system. Dogs can also help both children and old people by offering a way for kids to learn about taking (8)…… of an animal, and giving old people a companion which without they may feel lonely.