English: Debates and speeches

Develop learners’ speaking and listening skills with debates and speeches using these lessons, activities and supporting tools

Tes Resources Team

Microphone in front of a crowd; debates and speeches resources for secondary English students

Speaking and listening lessons, activities and supporting tools for exploring debating and speeches

Improving speaking and listening skills, building self-esteem, learning to write persuasively and deliver arguments convincingly are essential life skills. So, why not get started? We’ve picked out a few of our favourite resources shared by teachers in the Tes community to help you do exactly that.

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Exploring debates and speeches

Speech writing: Structure, style and format.
Pippa Barker

Speech writing: Structure, style and format.

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2 full lessons with worksheets and interactive activities detailing how to analyse persuasive writing, identify the features of a speech and create a well structured speech. Ideal for English Language GCSE. Suitable for HA KS3 classes and KS4. Made to fit the Edexcel English Language Speci...
Speech Writing
EnglishGCSEcouk

Speech Writing

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AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 lesson that uses a famous Winston Churchill speech and the contextual information around Dunkirk to help students first analyse his speech and then adapt and adopt his use of language techniques within their own speeches. A fully differentiated lesson to prepa...
KS3 Speech Writing: The Plastics Debate
shd132

KS3 Speech Writing: The Plastics Debate

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An extended lesson that follows on from this introduction to speech writing for KS3: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/an-introduction-to-speech-writing-for-ks3-12049010 This lesson can stand alone but assumes some pre-teaching of AFOREST. * A starter tasks invites learners to examine a rang...

Supporting debates and speeches

DEBATING SKILLS HANDOUTS
JOHN DSOUZA

DEBATING SKILLS HANDOUTS

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A compact review of debating skills for quick referencing. This resource includes: * Vocabulary Overview * Debate Format for a Classroom * How to Conduct a Debate * Assessment Rubrics Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom: * To challenge early finishers * For effective tutoring...
Literacy: A Writing Frame to Discuss / Debate
Roy Huggins

Literacy: A Writing Frame to Discuss / Debate

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This literacy resource has been designed to help students to either discuss or debate in either a speech or a piece of writing. The cards can either be printed off as a worksheet or cut out. If you like this free resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. Y...
Persuasive Writing Techniques - P in A FOREST
garbo2garbo

Persuasive Writing Techniques - P in A FOREST

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Poster/display/resource sheet. P - personal pronouns in A - alliteration/anecdote F - facts O - opinion R - rhetorical question/ repetition/reiteration E - emotive language, exaggeration/hyperbole S - statistics T - Three (rule of)/ Tone With 'Effect' and example