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Recreational Drugs


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Recreational drugs have been in our society for many years, and in many countries these drugs are illegal. It has been said that the use of these drugs is detrimental to people’s lives, as well as society in general, making the need for them to be illegal necessary.

Despite the apparent harm these drugs can do, there are some voices that are calling for all drugs to be legal and put the responsibility onto the end user whether or not they choose to take them or not.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • drug (noun)
  • recreational (adjective)
  • illegal (adjective)
  • legal (adjective)
  • society (noun)
  • detrimental (adjective)
  • apparent (adjective)
  • harm (noun)
  • call for (phrasal verb)
  • responsibility (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Do you think that all drugs should be legal?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Recreational Drugs
  • Are there any recreational drugs in your country that are legal?
  • What recreational drugs in your country are illegal?
  • Do you agree that they should be illegal?
  • What would the possible negative effects be of making all drugs legal?
  • What would the possible positive effects be of making all drugs legal?

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