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Crime & Politics - Conversation Flashcards

Crime & Politics - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

18 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Music 2) Nations 3) Neighbours 4) Nature 5) Numbers 6) Personality 7) Politics 8) Religion 9) Routines 10) Science 11) Shopping 12) Sport 13) Technology 14) Television 15) Transport 16) Travel 17) Weather 18) Work Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Religion & Faith - ESL Conversation Activity

Religion & Faith - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: RELIGION & FAITH Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Crime - ESL Conversation Activity

Crime - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: CRIME Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Eating Disorders - Complete Debate Pack

Eating Disorders - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the United Nations debate Level: Intermediate CEF rating B1+ This is a complete multi-day lesson plan for students to improve their spoken confidence in the classroom. This lesson includes a magazine-like introduction, articles, vocabulary, grammar, images. To help students organize their debate worksheets are included for appropriate language and pros and cons to get them started. The included rubric can be used by teachers or students to help access their needs. Students who are learning English (ESL) would find this lesson of benefit as grammar pages are included. For those teaching Citizenship or similar, this lesson is a great way to launch into the subject while also providing facts and details. Overview Page 1 - 5: Teacher’s notes and debating rubric Page 6: Quotations, conversation questions Page 7: Vocabulary Page 8-9: Reading comprehension Page 10: Grammar practice (relative clauses) Page 11 - 12: Debate motion, pros and cons Page 13: Debating language Page 14 - 15: Images for the classroom Please note that all images used in this lesson plan can be used freely as they are Royalty Free images. For any questions or support, please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Keywords: GM Food, Genetically Modified Foods. ESL, EAL, EAP, TEFL, TESOL, ESOL, TOFEL, Reading Comprehension, Debating, Debates, Pros and Cons
BalvinderKataora
Social Media - Complete Debate Pack

Social Media - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the social media debate Level: Pre-intermediate CEF rating A2 to B1 This is a complete multi-day lesson plan for students to improve their spoken confidence in the classroom. This lesson includes a magazine-like introduction, articles, vocabulary, grammar, images. To help students organize their debate worksheets are included for appropriate language and pros and cons to get them started. The included rubric can be used by teachers or students to help access their needs. Students who are learning English (ESL) would find this lesson of benefit as grammar pages are included. For those teaching Citizenship or similar, this lesson is a great way to launch into the subject while also providing facts and details. Overview Page 1 - 5: Teacher’s notes and debating rubric Page 6: Quotations, conversation questions Page 7: Vocabulary Page 8-9: Reading comprehension Page 10: Grammar practice Page 11 - 12: Debate motion, pros and cons Page 13: Debating language Page 14 - 15: Images for the classroom Please note that all images used in this lesson plan can be used freely as they are Royalty Free images. For any questions or support, please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Keywords: GM Food, Genetically Modified Foods. ESL, EAL, EAP, TEFL, TESOL, ESOL, TOFEL, Reading Comprehension, Debating, Debates, Pros and Cons, Modals of Speculation
BalvinderKataora
Genetically Modified Food - Complete Debate Pack

Genetically Modified Food - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the GM Food debate Level Upper-Intemediate CEF Rating B2+ This is a complete multi-day lesson plan for students to improve their spoken confidence in the classroom. This lesson includes a magazine-like introduction, articles, vocabulary, grammar, images. To help students organize their debate worksheets are included for appropriate language and pros and cons to get them started. The included rubric can be used by teachers or students to help access their needs. Students who are learning English (ESL) would find this lesson of benefit as grammar pages are included. For those teaching Citizenship or similar, this lesson is a great way to launch into the subject while also providing facts and details. Overview Page 1 - 6: Teacher’s notes and debating rubric Page 7: Quotations, conversation questions Page 8: Vocabulary Page 9-11: Reading comprehension Page 12: Grammar practice Page 13 - 14: Debate motion, pros and cons Page 15: Debating language Page 16 - 17: Images for the classroom Please note that all images used in this lesson plan can be used freely as they are Royalty Free images. For any questions or support, please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Keywords: GM Food, Genetically Modified Foods. ESL, EAL, EAP, TEFL, TESOL, ESOL, TOFEL, Reading Comprehension, Debating, Debates, Pros and Cons, Linking Words, Discourse Markers
BalvinderKataora
The Unexplained: The Sixth Sense, official trailer

The Unexplained: The Sixth Sense, official trailer

The well-know movie raises the issue of life after death and communication with the deceased: the trailer introduces the main character, Cole, a psychic child. The worksheet is an exercise in oral comprehension and it can lead to a debate as to what students think about the topic.
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BULLYING: KB'S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

BULLYING: KB'S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

Students will identify the different types of bullying while analyzing the implicit. The video is provided with subtitles on Youtube. Once students have completed the worksheet, the teacher may lead them into a debate: should KB have told her mother about what actually happened to her at school? If they had been Melanie, what would they have done (which could be an opportunity to introduce/brush up conditional 3)?
Nadouchka
NESSIE

NESSIE

A double activity on the topic of Nessie and Scotland the first part is to be done with a powerpoint and is versatile (skills: written comprehension / expression grammar) topics: Scotland adjectives /nouns (wide / width…) questions starting with “how” (how wide…?) both pasts the legend of St Columba The second part is a humorous Toyota commercial on the topic of Nessie (skills: oral comprehension written expression)
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