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Сегодня в видеоуроке серии Lingohack: социализация бездомных собак в Шотландии.

Изучаемая лексика:

  • sensory – сенсорный
  • stimulation – стимуляция или возбуждение
  • rehabilitate – восстанавливаться
  • enrich – улучшить
  • socialise – зд. контактировать с другими собаками

Answer this…

Which informal word used in the report describes taking a dog for a walk?


Getting used to new surroundings. Playdoh - just one of the many waggy-tailed residents at the Scottish SPCA’s rescue centre in Aberdeenshire - being introduced to a new sensory garden.

It's quite literally a dog's playground - providing scent stimulation and exercise many of them haven't experienced before.

Louise Griese, Centre Manager

So we do rescue lots of sort of, abandoned, abused animals - and this garden will help to rehabilitate them. It’s going to enrich their life and it’s going to give them skills that will help them in the future. And hopefully give them a bit more confidence and help them to find their new homes - which is the main aim.

In recent years – the North East [of Scotland] has become something of a hotspot for illegal animal activity. These pictures show what is believed to be Scotland’s largest puppy farm near Fyvie in 2017. This litter of puppies were born at the rescue centre after their mother was taken into care following a recent raid in Moray.

Louise Griese, Centre Manager

Some puppy farm dogs have never been out of a kennel – so they haven’t been outside, they haven't even walked on grass. The sensory garden is somewhere safe that they can come and learn these skills. This garden is really going to help them with their confidence and help them to socialise. Some have not even learnt basic, basic skills - so this is really going to boost that for them.

The centre currently has 22 dogs waiting for a forever home. But in the meantime, a new space filled with new scents, surfaces and obstacles - preparing them for ‘walkies’ outside the centre.

Did you get it?

Which informal word used in the report means ‘a walk for a dog’?The word is ‘walkies’.

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