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Do you think animals deserve to be treated better by man?

Introduction

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

Conversation Summary

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.

Questions

  • In what ways do we use animals for entertainment?
  • Do you think animals should be used for entertainment?
  • Do you eat meat?
  • 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 used 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?

Key Vocabulary

  • Treat verb
  • Suffer verb
  • Mistreat verb
  • Entertainment noun
  • Slaughter verb
  • Slaughter House noun
  • Pet noun
  • Wild adjective

Exercise

Fill in the blank:

  1. “I think all animals are treated well except ________ cows”.
  2. “Apart ________ domestic pets, I think all animals are treated badly”.
  3. “People look _______ their pets well, but I think we need to start taking care of wild animals better”.
  4. “Animals were put on the earth for humans and we should be ________ to use them however we want”.

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