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Whale Hunting!

To kill or not to kill – that is the question for a number of countries. By Sam Gordon

1 Pre-reading

Answer these questions.

1. What do you think the arguments in favour of whale hunting are? And those against it?

2. Why do you think some countries/people are against whale hunting?

3. Why do you think some countries/people are in favour of whale hunting?

2 Reading I

Read the article once to compare your ideas from the Pre-reading activity.

3 Reading II

Read the article again. What do these numbers/dates, etc. refer to?

1. 30,000

2. 1946

3. 1986

4. 1%

5. 1992

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (191) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How to negotiate in English. Find out how to respond to a proposal and get the best deal possible. Plus, 12 useful words and expressions for talking about drinks, 10 expressions for describing “stupid” people, 6 useful expressions for talking about the phone, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • The environment – edible plates. • Business – team building. • Speaking – making small talk. • Grammar – the present perfect with “since” and “for”. • Business skills – negotiation quotes. • Social English – the wedding. • Cinema – famous film scenes. • Literature – Alice in Wonderland. • Celebrities – Helena Bonham Carter. • Travel – Oxford. • Animals – whales. • Food – spaghetti recipe. • Accents – the Dutch English accent. • History – La Sagrada Familia. • Language – portmanteau. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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