Listen to the audio, and try to identify when the present perfect tense was used.
Questions: Was he excited when he was asked to cat-sit? What has his friend been feeding Simon? Has he or his family had pets in the past?
have considered, has asked, has fed, have given, have wanted, has had.
He was reluctant (and nervous) at first. His friend has been feeding cat dry food. His family has always had pets. (It doesn’t specify what kind of pets.)
I have always considered myself a dog person, but the other day my friend asked me to cat-sit for him while he is on vacation.
Reluctantly, I agreed. I was a little nervous the first time I went over to feed him, but we bonded immediately. His name is Simon, and he is the cutest can I have ever seen. I know that my friend has asked me to only feed his cat dry food, as this is what he has fed him for the past few years. I like Simon so much, however, I have given him the occasional scoop of wet food, and he seems to like it very much.
Maybe I should consider getting a cat. I have never wanted one. Pets are a huge responsibility. My family has always had pets, so I know what it’s like. But Simon is the best. Maybe I should visit my friend more often. He doesn’t need to know that I am really visiting Simon, and not him.
to cat-sit – look after a cat or cats while their owner is away, usually staying at the owner’s home in order to do so.
to bond – establish a relationship with someone based on shared feelings, interests, or experiences
to consider – think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision
a/the scoop – a quantity taken up by a scoop utensil
reluctant(ly) – unwilling and hesitant; disinclined
occasional(ly) – occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly, at infrequent or irregular intervals; now and then