<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Dialogues suitable for pairwork and role play: animal rights</TITLE> <META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT="Two-part exchanges on topical issues to practise some of the speaking skills used in debate and discussion"> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="animal rights,colloqial,english,language,discussion,pronunciation,speaking,skills,pairwork,teaching materials,elt,esl,efl,learners,tesl,tefl,discussion formulae."> <link rel="stylesheet" href="stylesmarttv.css" /> </HEAD> <BODY TEXT="#000000" LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#ff0000" BGCOLOR="#ffffff"> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=430> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#008000"> <a href="index.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">HOME</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#5C3900"> <a href="discuss.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">DISCUSSION</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#00AEED"> <a href="discaniq.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">NEXT</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> <h2>ANIMAL RIGHTS</h2> <p><b>Dialogue:<font color="#f1f1f1">______</font>read aloud in pairs</b></p> <B><P>A:</B>&#9;<I>What do you think of</I> fox-hunting?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <B><P>B:</B>&#9;<I>I'm completely against it</I>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <B><P>A:</B>&#9;<I>But if</I> you worked on a farm and your chickens were killed by foxes, <I>you'd</P> <P>think differently.</P> </I><P>&nbsp;</P> <B><P>B:</B>&#9;<I>I doubt it</I>. People who keep all those hounds and dress up in colourful </P> <P>costumes really enjoy killing foxes. <I>Besides, </I>it's such a cruel way to kill them.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <B><P>A:</B>&#9;<I>Do you really think so?</I> Once the first dog has caught up with the fox, death is </P> <P>fairly instant.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <B><P>B:</B>&#9;<I>You seem to forget that</I> the fox is already dying of exhaustion after a long chase. </P> <P>Then it's torn to pieces. <I>If</I> farmers really need to kill foxes, <I>why don't they just</I> shoot </P> <P>them? There'd be far less damage to the countryside without hunts.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <B><P>A:</B>&#9;<I>But</I> fox-hunting is part of country life. It's one of our traditions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <B><P>B:</B>&#9;<I>That's beside the point</I>. Dog fighting and cock fighting were traditions and so </P> <P>was slavery before we became a more civilized society by making these things </P> <P>illegal.</P> <hr> </body> </html>