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The Way We Treat Animals


Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Animals have always played a big role in human life whether it be now or hundreds of years ago. Nowadays, animals are used for food, work and entertainment. Some people say that animals are suffering for our benefits whereas others disagree and think that animals are on the earth to serve us in any way we see fit.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • treat (verb)
  • suffer (verb)
  • mistreat (verb)
  • entertainment (noun)
  • slaughter (verb)
  • slaughter house (noun)
  • pet (noun)
  • wild (adjective)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Do you think animals deserve to be treated better by man?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to The Way We Treat Animals
  • In what ways do we use animals for entertainment?
  • Do you think animals should be used for entertainment?
  • Do you think humans should eat meat? Why?
  • Why do you think we eat some animals but not others?
  • How do we use animals to work?
  • How did we use to use animals for work in the past?
  • Do you think that, overall, humans treat animals well?
  • What do you think we should do to start treating animals better?

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