11 classroom debate and discussion language activities
Expressing opinions: university life (PDF)
ESL vocabulary exercise & discussion questions for the environment (PDF)
Various opinion matching exercises-worksheet with answers (PDF)
Opinion statements about relationships, mobile phones, advertising etc.
Questions for discussing opinions about advertising (PDF)
Discussion statements about work (PDF)
Ranking global problems discussion (PDF)
Rank the following list for their contribution to society
Satisfaction with life statements (PDF)
Giving opinions speaking activity about technology & modern life (PDF)
Talking about fashion, trends and hobbies (PDF)
Fashion vocabulary exercise & discussion questions (PDF)
Environmental issues vocabulary and speaking exercise with pictures(PDF)
Cool Jobs – A Debate Roleplay Lesson Plan for ESL teachers
Using quantifiers to give opinions PDF)
Expressing likes and dislikes worksheet (Word)
Giving opinions: adjectives -ed -ing (PDF)
Discussion cues: Giving opinions with feeling
Legalize it ! (PDF)
Men and Women – Equal at Last?
Moonstruck! Does The Full Moon Control Behavior? (great topic!)
First World Debate Lesson
ESL lesson plan for debates & discussions including common expressions
Controlled elementary opinion giving ESL discusion activity using determiners/quantifiers.
Controlled pre-intermediate-intermediate speaking activity for transitional debate expressions
Speaking activities including mini-debate and controversial statements
Two Minute Debates: In this activity, the teacher sets a topic and students debate it in pairs.
Mini-debate: Choose an issue: Here’s a simple idea to spark free conversation among adults reluctant to talk.
Finish the sentence
Yes but dialogue game
More ideas for debates
There are 2 sides to every story