Exercise 1 LISTENING 13 page 24
Speaker 1 I know it's a tradition, but I just think it's a really cruel activity. I'm glad that it's illegal now. To be honest, I think it's wrong. There are other hobbies you can do – there's no need to kill animals for fun.
Speaker 2 I live in a village in the country, and there's a long history of foxhunting there. It wasn't just the rich people – the upper classes – that did it. Everybody took part together. And it was good for the economy of this area. I think the ban is a shame.
Speaker 3 I think even before the ban, fox-hunting was losing its popularity. It's outdated, isn't it? I mean, I don't know any young people who liked it. So for me, the hunting ban is fine. I'm happy about it.
Speaker 4 Some people say fox-hunting is part of the countryside – you know, it's traditional – but I know a lot of farmers who are happy about the hunting ban. They say that fox hunts always caused a lot of damage to their fields and hedges, because the hunters rode their horses over them when they were chasing the fox. Speaker 5 I didn't have a strong opinion about fox-hunting before the ban. But I get angry when I read about people who break the law and still go hunting. It's really important to respect the law. That's even more important than respecting a tradition.
1 illegal, cruel
2 upper class, economy
5 respect, law
Exercise 2 page 24
Exercise 3 page 24
Challenge! page 24
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