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Mary Marcus of New York City takes her dog, Pluto, everywhere: to the sushi restaurant down the street, to work, in and out of the neighborhood shops, even on the subway, which has a no-dog policy. "I wrap him up and take him in the last carriage,"confesses Marcus, a photographer. "We take him everywhere,and we don't even think it's inappropriate." Pluto is a vivacious 8-year-old, 11 Kg., French bulldog. Marcus says that Pluto often has easy access to places that are not particularly dog-friendly: "Everyone loves him because he's so funny. He's hilarious."
Not everyone is laughing. The world used to be divided into two groups: dog people and cat people. There was no common ground. Like smokers and non- smokers. But now it seems the canine world is dividing even further: dog lovers who want their pet to be part of every party, and those who don't want them around at all.
With this take-your-dog-everywhere trend growing as quickly as it seems to be, Marcus can't understand why the hotel industry doesn't offer pet and non-pet rooms like smoking and non-smoking rooms. At Loews Hotels, which has accepted dogs for four years, the reaction has been positive, with the pet business doubling every year, although it still remains a small market. "It's worked out well for us," says Emily Goldfischer, the manager of Loews, which began accepting four-legged friends after realizing pets were becoming more important to American families. "People are treating their pets differently than, say, even 10 years ago," she says. "They don't want to leave them at home."
Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE. (?)
Pets are welcome in the New York public transport system
Marcus believes that all hotels should offer rooms where you can stay with your pet
ExplicaciÃ³n: Para la primera afirmaciÃ³n el pÃ¡rrafo relevante es:
"Mary Marcus of New York city takes her dog, Pluto, everywhere: to the sushi restaurant down the street, to work, in and out of the neighbourhood shops, even on the subway, which has a no-dog policy..."
El texto comienza por enumerar los lugares a los que Mary Marcus va con su perro. Entre ellos, estÃ¡ el metro de Nueva York, que tiene como norma no permitir el acceso a los perros (a no-dog policy)
Mientras que para la segunda es:
"With this take-your-dog-everywhere trend growing as quickly as it seems to be, Marcus canÂ´t understand why the hotel industry doesnÂ´t offer pet and non-pet rooms like smoking and non-smoking rooms"
La afirmaciÃ³n es verdadera ya que Marcus sÃ opina que los hoteles deberÃan ofrecer habitaciones en las que los huÃ©spedes puedan alojarse con sus mascotas. En el tercer pÃ¡rrafo, se explica, en estilo indirecto, como Marcus justifica el derecho a que los hoteles ofrezcan habitaciones para huÃ©spedes que tengan mascotas haciendo una comparaciÃ³n con aquellos hoteles que ofrecen habitaciones para fumadores.