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Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3

Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Meal  A. Business
 2. Device  B. Food
 3. Offline  C. Gadget
 4. Company  D. Costly
 5. Expensive  E. No internet.


  1. Meal = B. Food
  2. Device = C. Gadget
  3. Offline = E. No internet.
  4. Company = A. Business
  5. Expensive = D. Costly

True or False?

1. The feeder has stopped working one time. False

2. People use an app to feed their pets. True

3. The company called the pet owners. False

4. The feeder is cheap. False

5. People were angry about the feeder. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Many pets did not have their meals.

2. Now it has happened again.

3. It can do it by itself.

4. It makes sure pets are fed.

5. The feeder went offline for one week.

Listening and Vocabulary

Trust Owners Problem
Worse Itself Vacation
  1. Problem
  2. Itself
  3. Owners
  4. Worse
  5. Vacation
  6. Trust


Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Server  A. By itself
 2. Automatic  B. Unavailable
 3. Outage  C. Bothered
 4. Intelligent  D. Smart
 5. Annoyed  E. Internet machine.


  1. Server = E. Internet machine.
  2. Automatic = A. By itself.
  3. Outage = B. Unavailable
  4. Intelligent = D. Smart
  5. Annoyed = C. Bothered

True or False?

1.  The pet feeder does not work on its own. False

2. A problem with the feeder has only happened once. False

3. The feeder costs $149. True

4. PetNet did not email its customers. False

5.  Everyone still trusts the pet feeder. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The feeder can give pets food by itself.

2. You can tell the device what time to feed your animal.

3. The PetNet server had an outage.

4. The company has now had its third outage.

5. This time they have been updating their Twitter account.

Listening and Vocabulary

Meals Wellness Issue
Updating Complained Anymore
  1. Issue
  2. Meals
  3. Wellness
  4. Updating
  5. Complained
  6. Anymore


Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Malfunction A. Sells
2. Runs B. Meet
3. Disrupt C. Inferior
4. Unreliable D. Refer
5. Cite E. Interrupt
6. Substandard F. Topic
7. Theme G. Break
8. Encounter H. Blackout
9. Outage I. Untrustworthy


  1. Malfunction = G. Break
  2. Runs = A. Sells
  3. Disrupt = E. Interrupt
  4. Unreliable = I. Untrustworthy
  5. Cite = D. Refer
  6. Substandard = C. Inferior
  7. Theme = F. Topic
  8. Encounter = B. Meet
  9. Outage = H. Blackout

True or False?

1. An automatic pet feeder had a malfunction. True

2. PetNet had not rented the server from Google. False

3. The pet feeder is linked with a phone application. True

4. An owner can use the app to schedule a feeding when they are not home. True

5. No pets missed their meals.  False

6. PetNet notified all of their customers through a text message. False

7. This is the first malfunction for PetNet. False

8.  Most reviews for PetNet are negative. True

9. Everyone has praised PetNet for their customer service. False

10. People no longer trust the automatic pet feeder. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The issue caused 10% of their customers’ pets to go without meals.

2. The company has now faced the same issue again.

3. This meant that some pets didn’t get any food.

4. PetNet’s product is an automatic pet feeder.

5. Owners of the smart feeder have complained.

Listening and Vocabulary

Avoid Reputation Schedule
Itself Software Automatic
Response Uncertain Offline
  1. Automatic
  2. Offline
  3. Schedule
  4. Itself
  5. Reputation
  6. Avoid
  7. Software
  8. Response
  9. Uncertain