Immersion into our new English Unit
Yesterday, you found issues in environmental stories and created questions based on the issues. Then, you selected one of your questions and practised arguing different viewpoints using language of agreeing and disagreeing and opinion.
Today, you are going to look at another question that could be discussed and decide how closely linked the arguments are to the discussion.
Focus discussion question:
Are zoos a prison for animals?
1. An argument for zoos being prisons is that they remove animals
from their natural environment and they are not free.
2. Most reasonable people would agree that zoos should not be allowed
to enclose animals for human entertainment.
3. Zoos are great because they include aquariums, safari parks and
4. Zoos are very popular places to visit and ticket prices are now
5. Some people believe that zoos are educational as they teach
children about many endangered animals that they would rarely get
to see in the wild.
6. Who gives humans the right to take animals out of their natural
habitat and put them into a man-made prison?
7. Endangered animals have a safe place to thrive and live in a zoo.
8. In zoos, plans are in place to protect different species of animal
and prevent extinction.
9. Animals born into a zoo do not know what it is like to live in the
wild therefore they are not missing out on anything.
10. Many zoos do not have the land to provide adequate space for
animals which means animals are kept in small cages with no room
11. Zoos are recognised by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
where there are strict rules and standards for animal welfare.
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Tuesday 13th April: Relevant Arguments