Chicken Vs Dog Meat

raw chicken meat on brown wooden chopping board
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 18, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Chicken is very popular to eat in most Western countries, however, in some countries like China for example it is also very common to eat dog meat. What do you think is the difference between eating chicken and eating dog meat and why do you think people in the west feel differently about eating dogs?


Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • difference (noun)
  • different (adjective)
  • chicken (noun)
  • dog (noun)
  • popular (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • What's the difference between eating chicken and eating dog meat?
  • Would you ever eat dog meat if you went to china?
  • Do you think eating dog meat and eating chicken are the same things?
  • Why do you think that most people wouldn’t eat dog meat?
  • What other animals would you not eat? Why?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.