Pets

  • Are cats better pets than dogs or are dogs better pets than cats? Why?
  • Do you have any pets? If so, tell about them.
  • In your country, do dogs usually sleep inside or outside?
  • What pets are most popular in your country?
  • How many different pets have you had over your lifetime? Which was your favorite?
  • Can pets become part of a human family?
  • How can pets help people emotionally?
  • What was your first pet and how did you get it?
  • Have you owned any unusual pets? Do you know anyone who does?
  • Would you allow your dog to sit on the sofa? What about sleep in your bed?

Animals

  • What animals are symbols of your country?
  • What wild animals can you see in your country?
  • What is your favourite animal in the whole world? Why?
  • What is your favourite Australian animal? Have you seen one? Where?
  • If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
  • What's the most interesting animal you've ever eaten?
  • What wild animals do you find most interesting? Why?
  • What animal do you think is the cutest? The most beautiful? The strangest looking?
  • Would you like to go on an African safari? Why or why not?
  • What do you like most about going to the zoo? What about least?
  • What animal would you most like to see in the wild?
  • Are there any animals or insects that you are particularly afraid of?
  • What do you think is the most dangerous animal in the world?
  • What animals do you think are the scariest?
  • Have you ever ridden a horse? Did you enjoy it? What about a camel?
  • Is there any kind of meat you would not eat?
  • Have you ever been bitten or threatened by an animal?
  • If you could observe an extinct animal for an afternoon, which one would you choose and why?
  • What is your favourite film about an animals?
  • What's the most dangerous animal in your country?
  • What is your favourite cartoon animal?

Opinions

  • Would you ever consider becoming a vegetarian? Why? Why not?
  • How are humans like other animals? How are they different?
  • Do you think zoos are good or bad? What do you like most about going to the zoo? What about least?
  • Would you ever wear a fur coat?
  • Do you think people who abuse animals should be punished? If so, in what way?
  • What do you think about animal testing? For medical research? For testing cosmetics?
  • Some vegetarians say that eating meat is bad because you have to kill animals. Do you agree or disagree?
  • What do you think of hunting? And what about bull fighting? Should they be banned? Why? Why not?
  • Do you think it's morally acceptable for scientists to do genetic experiments on animals? Why or why not? What about other types of medical research?
  • Many vegetarians believe that factory farming is a cruel and unnecessary practice and that our diets would be healthier if we ate less meat. Do you agree?
  • Animal rights protesters argue that the export of live animals for slaughter is uncivilized and should be prohibited under international law. Do you agree?
  • "Keeping animals in zoos and circuses to entertain human-beings is selfish and inhumane." Do you agree or disagree?
  • Bullfighting, fox-hunting and whale-hunting are part of some countries’ traditions. Do you think that Spain, England and Japan have a right to continue these traditions?
  • "The British spend far too much money on household pets. They would do better to have fewer cats and dogs and to use the money to help poor and hungry people." What do you think?