Learn English with the News – Woman Gets Coveted Job of Russian Town’s Cat Chief

Not all news has to be serious! Today’s Learn English with the news deals with the newest administrative job in a small town in Russia: cat chief! Watch the video and do the accompanying exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Woman Gets Coveted Job of Russian Town’s Cat Chief | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Woman Gets Coveted Job of Russian Town’s Cat Chief | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Woman Gets Coveted Job of Russian Town’s Cat Chief | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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Full Text:

“It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia. Duties: Tending to the town’s approximately 70 stray cats. Some 80 applicants applied for the new role with the municipality in the small town in the Kaliningrad region, which has also erected a cat statue and added a feline to its emblem in a bid to rebrand itself as Russia’s foremost cat-loving community. In the end, local resident Svetlana Logunova was appointed guardian of the town’s felines. To help her with the task, she was given a bicycle and uniform, including a bright green jacket, black bow tie and hat. She has been given a budget of 5,700 roubles ($85) a month to ensure all the seaside community’s cats are happy, dishing out food, strokes and free rides in the basket on her bike. “I alone cannot care for every single one and a helping hand would go a long way,” Logunova said.”

Most Common Irregular Past Tense Verbs


Irregular past tense verbs in English can be rather difficult, especially because there are so many! In any case, if you learn the top 20 irregular verbs, you will most likely be able to converse with native English speakers in a positive and productive way. Our English language exercise today is dedicated to the top 20 most used irregular past tense verbs in the English language. Do you know them all?

Try the following quiz and put your knowledge to the test. Who knows? You just might learn something!

20 most used irregular past tense verbs

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

How did the exercise go? We know they can be a bit of a pain at times, and it is perhaps the single most difficult exercise in the English language. Unfortunately there are no clear or concise patterns to follow when it comes to these verbs, so your only option is sheer memorization!

We’ve got plenty of other exercises when it comes to irregular verbs in English, especially when it comes to the past tense. Have a look at our blog to find plenty of material that will help you learn English immediately!

Here are some useful links for you to try, with various levels and grammatical themes that can help you improve your English grammar:







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