Bullfighting, a controversial and culturally significant topic, provides English learners with a compelling subject for discussion that can greatly enhance their language skills.
Engaging in conversations about bullfighting allows learners to explore diverse perspectives and develop critical thinking abilities. It enables them to practice expressing opinions, supporting arguments and respectfully debating conflicting views.
Bullfighting is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years and is part of the Spanish culture as well as some other cultures across the world.
Some will refer to it as a sport, while others will call it barbaric animal cruelty that has no place in today’s society. Many protest that it should be completely banned, but for now it is still practised in many countries.
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- Should bullfighting be banned?
- Have you ever been to or seen a bullfight? If not, would you like to go?
- Do you think bullfighting is cruel?
- Why do you think it is so popular with a lot of people?
- Who should decide if bullfighting is banned or not?
- How have people's attitudes towards bullfighting changed over time?
- Can bullfighting be made less cruel while still preserving its cultural value?
- If bullfighting was banned, how might it affect tourism and the economy of that country?
- What are the main arguments against banning bullfighting?
- If bullfighting is banned, what other sports or activities should be banned?