Last updated at 17:23 BST, Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Cat café

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Dogs are forbidden here.

But feline visitors are more than welcome in this new coffee house in Vienna.

Cafe Neko is home to five cats which customers can cuddle whilst enjoying a hot drink.

Cat cafes are a popular phenomenon in Japan, but this is a first for Austria.

Officials were initially worried it would be unhygienic, but the establishment is already proving popular.

forbidden

not allowed

feline

cat

cuddle

hug affectionately

phenomenon

something extraordinary

unhygienic

unsanitary

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.
Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

forbidden / feline / cuddle / phenomenon / unhygienic

1. Workers at the centre have produced a video called '12 cats of Christmas' to highlight some of their ___________ charges.

2. They are as dangerous as any other bear, they will grab at you and have enormous teeth and powerful forearms so I am not going to ___________ them.

3. Activists say the jails are ___________, filthy and sometimes violent.

4. The ________________, known as a perigee full moon, means the Moon appears up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is furthest from the planet.

5. The stray dog population rocketed when former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu forced people to move into large complexes where pets were __________________.

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How did you do?

1

feline

2

cuddle

3

unhygienic

4

phenomenon

5

forbidden