Suwon Science College, ESL3 with Professor Amy

Let’s talk about PETS
Conversation cards
Do you have a pet? If not, have you ever had one? Talk about it. What are the most popular pets nowadays? According to you, why are these animals popular? What are the pros and cons of keeping a pet?
(= what is good and bad about)

Which animal do you think makes the best pet? Why?

What’s the strangest, scariest or most unusual pet you have ever seen?

Discuss.

Which animals should not be kept as pets? Explain why.

Some people let their pet(s) sleep in their bedroom or even on or in their bed. What do you think of this? Do you think it is right to keep wild animals in a zoo? Explain you point of view.

Should people living in an apartment be allowed to keep a pet? Explain. Which pets would be okay? Would you ever eat rabbit meat? Would you ever go to a dog race? Would you ever pet a spider? Would you ever touch a snake? Do you think it is okay to use animals for medical research? Why or why not?

Which animal do you think would make the worst pet? Why?

Some people let their pets in the house, others always keep them outdoors (e.g. in the garden). What’s best? Is it okay to kill animals for their meat, fur, or just for sport or fun?

Exotic pets are becoming increasingly popular. Why do you think this is happening?

What do you think of cultures that eat horse meat/ monkey/ insects/ snails? Would you try it?

‘Animals should never be kept in captivity. They belong in the wild’. (= in a cage or locked up) Do you agree?

‘We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.’ What does this mean? Do you agree?

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Match and say if you think it makes a good pet and why.

Pet
cockatoo guinea pig iguana parrot pot-bellied pig rabbit Rottweiler Siamese cat

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OK?

Why (or why not)?

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snake squirrel sugar glider tarantula turtle

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