Spud is keen to have a cuddly new pet but Farley isn't happy to be considered for the role. He doesn't think of himself as a dog. With the help of Soda's translating cap, the friends consider the various merits of a bird, a tortoise, a hamster, a dog and a cat. Farley's unconventional approach to the pet search convinces Spud that maybe she needs to think about the situation more. The humorous animation introduces some Mandarin vocabulary to beginners.
This clip could be used to reinforce basic introductions (hello, my name is...), pet vocabulary (bird, dog, cat, hamster, tortoise) and numbers 1 - 5. Adjectives are introduced (lively, quiet, timid, fierce, pretty, strong, big, small, terrifying). Students could enjoy mixing different adjectives with nouns as part of a sentence.