Several people have asked me to work through the question below (which I mentioned in a lesson last month).
Wild animals have no place in the 21st century, so protecting them is a waste of resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The first step is to decide whether we agree, disagree or partly agree. My preference would be to 'completely disagree'. I don't think we can partly agree in this case (either we value and protect animals or we don't).
Next, we need a 4-paragraph plan:
- Introduce the topic (rights and protection of wild animals), then answer the question (completely disagree)
- First reason why we disagree e.g. our duty to protect animals, their rights and place in the world
- Second reason why we disagree e.g. the resources we should use to protect animals, and why this is not a waste
- Conclusion: repeat / summarise our answer
Now comes the important part: ideas. Can you think of some good ideas for paragraphs 2 and 3?