Cats are Better than Dogs- a discussion!

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If I had to choose between a cat and a dog I would choose a ….


Cats are very easy pets to look after. You only have to feed them a little bit each day and lock them up in a warm place each night so that they do not go out hunting for birds at night. Most of the time they sleep in a sunny place and mind their own business. They love pats and cuddles. On the other hand, cats don’t like little children very much and you can’t train them to do tricks.


Dogs come in all shapes and sizes to suit all families. You need to be very responsible to own a dog. A dog is for a lifetime and not just when they are cute little puppies. Dogs are ‘man’s best friends’. They are very loyal pets and will wag their tails excitedly when you get home from school. On the other hand dogs need a walk every day even when it is cold and wet. They bark and dig up the garden sometimes. Dogs can be full of mischief.

Now that I have considered the positive and negative aspects of owning a cat or a dog, I have decided to buy a…


A discussion about Water.

The many hands of a discussion topic!

OPV-Other People’s Point of View.

Always listen politely to each other’s opinion- it makes us think about things!


People are individuals and individuals have a right to their own point of view.

It is interesting to listen to each other’s opinions. We can have an interesting discussion when we share our opinions. Last week we looked at how to write a discussion and we decided to produce two sides of the discussion on each hand.

On one hand we discussed the issue of water conservation and on the other hand we discussed the fact that in these modern times fresh drinking water can be ‘made’ from other sources and not just from the water catchment process.

It was a very interesting topic and we enjoyed coming up with supportive arguments for both sides.

Please drop a comment after your have read the discussion.

 Maybe you have a personal opinion about the issue of using water in the community.

Everyone should protect, conserve and get involved in using our water wisely. Our Middle Department recently travelled all the way to Geelong’s water catchment area. It is a long way- nearly two hours to Forrest  in the Otway Ranges. It is here that we discovered a beautiful place where the rain runs off the mountains and two rivers meet. A dam was build and this is Geelong’s main water supply. The water is then treated at Wurdee Boluc and every drop of water is cleaned and disinfected to make Geelong’s water ‘fit for a king!’ When you think about wasting water next time, maybe you should think about the process each drop of water goes through before it comes out of your tap.

On the other hand, this is the 21st century. People should be allowed to wash their beautiful cars, tend to their lovely gardens and fill up their fantstic pools hwenever they need to. After all, there is not a shortage of water really. The same amount of water exists now as at the beginning of time. Scientists are always finding ways of inventing new things. Right now a desalination plant is being built in Victoria. We shall never need water restrictions ever again.

What do you think?