Debate : Form of art or not?

The classroom debate is a highly useful tool for a teacher. It provides the students with an excellent opportunity to improve their fluency skills and to extend their vocabulary while, at the same time, discussing about complex contemporary issues and developing the students’ critical thinking skills. If organised carefully, classroom debates are something your students will look forward to.

This is a debate about graffiti , a controversial topic but very familiar to the students. This is a B1 - C1 level.

The teacher should also be aware that the whole preparation takes no less than 4-5 hours and might also reach the 6 hours, depending on the particular class and level.

Here you can find the lesson plans for each session (there are 3 in total) and the accompanying worksheets.

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  • graffiti-class-debate-lesson-plans-autosaved.pdf
  • graffiti-art-or-vandalism-warmer.pdf
  • true-false-statements-about-graffiti-1.pdf
  • a-short-history-of-graffiti.pdf
  • graffiti-(1).pdf
  • graffiti-arguments-for-and-against.pdf
  • how-to-build-a-strong-debate-argument.pdf
  • useful-debate-expressions-1.pdf
  • debate-rubric.pdf

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Created: Aug 19, 2019

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