ESL Conversation Questions – Zoos

A2 Level Questions

  1. What animals can you see at the zoo?
  2. Have you ever visited a zoo? What did you see?
  3. What is your favorite animal to watch at the zoo?
  4. Can you learn something at the zoo? What?
  5. Do zoos have signs about animals? What do they say?

B1 Level Questions

  1. Why are some animals kept in zoos?
  2. How do zoos take care of animals?
  3. What are some ways zoos educate visitors about animals?
  4. Can you adopt an animal at the zoo? How does it work?
  5. Why is it important to have habitats that mimic where animals live in the wild?

B2 Level Questions

  1. Discuss the role of zoos in conservation efforts.
  2. How do modern zoos differ from older ones?
  3. What are the ethical considerations of keeping animals in zoos?
  4. How can zoos contribute to the study of animal behavior?
  5. What are some challenges faced by zoos today?

C1 Level Questions

  1. Evaluate the impact of zoos on wildlife conservation and reintroduction programs.
  2. How do zoos participate in global conservation networks?
  3. Analyze the educational strategies employed by zoos to promote environmental awareness.
  4. Discuss the balance between entertainment and education in zoo exhibits.
  5. How do zoos manage the genetic diversity of captive animal populations?

C2 Level Questions

  1. Critique the philosophical arguments for and against the existence of zoos.
  2. Explore the implications of zoos on animal rights and welfare.
  3. Debate the effectiveness of zoos as tools for conservation versus their limitations.
  4. Examine the role of zoos in cultural and social contexts.
  5. Analyze the future of zoos in the context of advancing technology and changing public perceptions.