Warm Up

Helpful Words and Phrases

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    • ex. The cinemas opened for the first time in two years, so there was a surge in moviegoers.
    • ex. I keep my windows open when it’s humid.
    • ex. My sister built a boarding facility to care for other people’s dogs.
  1. fully booked
    • ex. All flights are now fully booked for the holidays. I can’t get a ticket!
  2. a beauty treatment
    • ex. I get beauty treatments to relax when I’m stressed.


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Pet bunnies stayed at an exclusive hotel for rabbits in Hong Kong while their owners were away to celebrate the Lunar New Year this January. There has been a surge in travelers in Hong Kong after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, so a lot of rabbit owners would’ve had to leave their pets alone. Luckily, entrepreneur Donna Li has the answer: a hotel called Bunny Style.

Li set up Bunny Style in June 2022, starting with just a playroom. She built it to be a safe place that protects rabbits from Hong Kong’s humid weather. In time for the busy holidays, Li decided to create a boarding facility so that she can also give rabbits a place to sleep. The rabbit hotel was fully booked last Christmas, and it had 15 guests during the Lunar New Year holidays.

In the hotel, the rabbits are given regular exercise, and they also experience parties and beauty treatments. They are also fed with lots of hay. Bunnies can stay at the hotel for USD 15 per night (about ¥1,968). This fee includes 30 minutes of supervised play. Beauty treatments and special food items are sold for additional fees.

This material was based on an article by The Associated Press.


Choose a topic and discuss the questions with your tutor.

Pet Hotels

  • Imagine that you’re a pet owner. Are you going to leave your pet in a pet hotel like Bunny Style? Why or why not? Discuss.
  • Would you like to build a pet hotel? Why or why not? Discuss.
  • Do you think pet hotels will be popular in your country? Why or why not? Discuss.

Keeping Pets

  • Imagine that you live in a small apartment. Are you going to keep a pet in it? Why or why not? Discuss.
  • Why do you think some apartments don’t allow pets? Discuss.
  • How would you describe a good pet owner? Discuss.