Debate and Discussion Speaking Exercise

  • One of the most successful kinds of speaking exercises with more advanced students are debate and discussion activities.
  • As with surveys, these can be adapted in many ways to suit a topic and a class.

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11 classroom debate and discussion language activities

5 decision-making exercises for real-world communication

16 language and opinion  exercises about technology & modern life (PDF)

10 environmental issues exercises

Two Minute Debates: In this activity, the teacher sets a topic and students debate it in pairs.

Finish the sentence

Yes but dialogue game

There are 2 sides to every story

Expressing opinions: university life (PDF)

Ranking global problems discussion (PDF)

Rank the following list for their contribution to society

Cool Jobs – A Debate Role play Lesson Plan for ESL teachers

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 pre-intermediate-intermediate speaking activity for transitional debate expressions

ESL listening/speaking exercises (with many discussion topics)

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