Cat is sold with a house – level 1

21-10-2014 07:00

Two people from Australia want to sell their house. Somebody wants to buy it for 2.2 million dollars.

However, this person wants the couple’s cat, too. Without the cat, the person will pay $140,000 less for the house.

The couple says “yes”. They sell the house with the cat.

Difficult words: sell (give to somebody for money), couple (two people who live together).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Would you sell your cat for $140,000?


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