Household Pets Should Live Indoors

Some individuals and families look at their pets as another member of their household while other individuals look at pets as protection for their home or something to rid the area of rodents. Studies have shown that people who have pets have improved health, lower blood pressure and happier relationships.

Level: Intermediate: B1/B2
Running Time: 90 minutes +

Materials included

This free lesson plan is suitable for adults, teenagers, and General English classes. Each plan includes:

  • A debate motion
  • A summary of the controversy
  • Points for both Pros and Cons
  • Language to use in a debate
  • Debate role cards to help identify student groups
  • An article
  • Statistics (true or false exercise)
  • Vocab for the topic


For more information on how to use this in the classroom, please have a look at our detailed post on using free lesson plans.

Worksheet download

Household pets should live indoors

Further reading / additional resources

Does Your Pet Belong Indoors or Outdoors?

How to look after house cats