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==Animals==
 
==Animals==
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*What native wild animals is it possible to see in your country?  Which is the largest?
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*What native wild animal would you most like to see?
 
*What’s the most unusual animal you’ve ever eaten?  Did you enjoy it?
 
*What’s the most unusual animal you’ve ever eaten?  Did you enjoy it?
*What native wild animals is it possible to see in your country?  Which is the largest?
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*If you could spend some time observing an extinct animal for an afternoon — what animal would you choose and why?
*What native wild animal would you most like to see.
 
*If you could spend some time observing an extinct animal for an afternoon - what animal would you choose and why?
 
 
*If you could be any animal in the world what would it be and why?
 
*If you could be any animal in the world what would it be and why?
 
*Would you like to go on an African safari?  Why or why not?
 
*Would you like to go on an African safari?  Why or why not?
*What can we do to reduce the number of species in danger of extinction?  Do they matter?
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*What can we do to reduce the number of species in danger of extinction?  Why should we care if species become extinct?
 
*How do you feel about spiders?  What do you do if you find one in the bath?
 
*How do you feel about spiders?  What do you do if you find one in the bath?
 
*How do you react to snakes?
 
*How do you react to snakes?
*Do you thank that being a vet would be an interesting occupation?
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*Do you think that being a vet would be an interesting occupation?
 
*What do you think the similarities and differences are between being a vet and a human doctor?
 
*What do you think the similarities and differences are between being a vet and a human doctor?
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*What do you think about zoos?
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*Have you heard about the planned killing of animals (culling) some zoos engage in? What do you think?
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===Invertebrates -- insects and creepy-crawlies===
  
===Pets===
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*Comment on the meaning of the word ''insect'' in English. Not just the biological class Insecta, but also other small arthropods. This may be different in other languages [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/insect].
*Do you have any pets? (or have you had in the past.)  What are they?  What are they like?
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*How do you feel about the following insects — do they frighten you or are you indifferent to them?
*The eternal debate: Are cats better than dogs - or dogs better than cats?  Why?
 
*Do you think that dogs should usually sleep inside or outside?
 
*Should all dogs have to wear muzzles?  Why or why not?
 
*Should people be legally obliged to lean up their dog's mess in the street?
 
*There are occasional news reports about dangerous dogs attacking people. What could be done to prevent this?
 
*If somebody is attacked by a dog what should happen?  Should the dog be killed?  Should the owner be fined or sent to prison?  Why - why not?
 
*Should people only be allowed to own big dogs if they (the prospective owners) have passed some type of exam? What from of exam should this be?
 
*Some people want to reintroduce wolves into areas where they used to roam. Do you think this is a good idea?  What would be the consequences of this?  Which do you think are more dangerous - dogs or wolves?
 
*Some people say there are no dangerous dogs - only dangerous owners. What is your opinion?
 
 
 
===Insects and creepy-crawlies===
 
*How do you feel about the following insects - do they frighten you are or you indifferent to them?
 
 
**Spiders
 
**Spiders
 
**Cockroaches
 
**Cockroaches
 
**Wasps
 
**Wasps
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**Dragonflies
 
*Some people welcome spiders into their homes as they eat other smaller insects.  What do you think of this idea?
 
*Some people welcome spiders into their homes as they eat other smaller insects.  What do you think of this idea?
 
*Some people seem to attract biting insects like mosquitoes.  Does this happen to you?
 
*Some people seem to attract biting insects like mosquitoes.  Does this happen to you?
*How many insects/animals can you think of that drink human blood?
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*How many insects or other animals can you think of that drink human blood?
*In the past DDT was used to control pests such as bedbugs but not it has been banned bedbugs seem to be returning.  Do you think we should go back to using DDT?  Way or why not?
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*In the past DDT was used to control pests such as bedbugs, but now it has been banned bedbugs seem to be returning.  Do you think we should go back to using DDT?  Why/why not?
*What insects (or animals) have you been bitten by?
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*What insects (or other animals) have you been bitten by?
*If you get an insect bite what action - if any - do you take?
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*If you get an insect bite what action — if any — do you take?
*Are there any actions you can take to avoid getting bitten?
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*Is there anything you can do to avoid getting bitten?
 
 
 
 
  
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==Vocabulary==
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*bedbug - bee - cockroach - dragonfly - horsefly - mosquito /məˈskiːtəʊ/ - snake - spider - wasp
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*culling - safari - vet (veterinarian, veterinary surgeon)
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Animal rights conversation questions]]
 
*[[Animal rights conversation questions]]
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*[[Dogs conversation questions]]
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*[[Pets conversation questions]]
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*[[Phobias conversation questions]]
 
*[[Vegetarianism conversation questions]]
 
*[[Vegetarianism conversation questions]]
  
  
 
[[category:Conversation questions]]
 
[[category:Conversation questions]]

Revision as of 18:43, 11 February 2019


Animals

  • What native wild animals is it possible to see in your country? Which is the largest?
  • What native wild animal would you most like to see?
  • What’s the most unusual animal you’ve ever eaten? Did you enjoy it?
  • If you could spend some time observing an extinct animal for an afternoon — what animal would you choose and why?
  • If you could be any animal in the world what would it be and why?
  • Would you like to go on an African safari? Why or why not?
  • What can we do to reduce the number of species in danger of extinction? Why should we care if species become extinct?
  • How do you feel about spiders? What do you do if you find one in the bath?
  • How do you react to snakes?
  • Do you think that being a vet would be an interesting occupation?
  • What do you think the similarities and differences are between being a vet and a human doctor?
  • What do you think about zoos?
  • Have you heard about the planned killing of animals (culling) some zoos engage in? What do you think?

Invertebrates -- insects and creepy-crawlies

  • Comment on the meaning of the word insect in English. Not just the biological class Insecta, but also other small arthropods. This may be different in other languages [1].
  • How do you feel about the following insects — do they frighten you or are you indifferent to them?
    • Spiders
    • Cockroaches
    • Wasps
    • Dragonflies
  • Some people welcome spiders into their homes as they eat other smaller insects. What do you think of this idea?
  • Some people seem to attract biting insects like mosquitoes. Does this happen to you?
  • How many insects or other animals can you think of that drink human blood?
  • In the past DDT was used to control pests such as bedbugs, but now it has been banned bedbugs seem to be returning. Do you think we should go back to using DDT? Why/why not?
  • What insects (or other animals) have you been bitten by?
  • If you get an insect bite what action — if any — do you take?
  • Is there anything you can do to avoid getting bitten?

Vocabulary

  • bedbug - bee - cockroach - dragonfly - horsefly - mosquito /məˈskiːtəʊ/ - snake - spider - wasp
  • culling - safari - vet (veterinarian, veterinary surgeon)

See also