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Creating high-quality debating packs to encourage critical thinking and classroom fluency.

Creating high-quality debating packs to encourage critical thinking and classroom fluency.
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 For more lessons for English language learning or debating ideas for English classes, please head over to ESLdebates.com for free lesson plans and ideas.
BalvinderKataora
Artificial Intelligence - Complete Debate Pack

Artificial Intelligence - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the artificial Intelligence 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 (future perfect simple and future perfect continuous) 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
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
Legalised Prostitution - Complete Debate Pack

Legalised Prostitution - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the legalised prostitution debate Level: Advanced 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 - 5: Teacher’s notes and debating rubric Page 6: Quotations, conversation questions Page 7: Vocabulary Page 8-9: Reading comprehension Page 10: Grammar practice (emphatic structures 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
Immigration - Complete Debate Pack

Immigration - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the immigration 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 (second conditional) 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, Idioms of agreement and disagreement, Social Justice
BalvinderKataora
Terrorism - Complete Debate Pack

Terrorism - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the terrorism debate Level: Intermediate CEF rating B1+ (approaching B2 in some areas) 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 (adverbs and the language of conflict) 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
Environmental Crime - Complete Debate Pack

Environmental Crime - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the environmental crime debate Level: Advanced CEF rating C1+ 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 (using adverbs) 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
United Nations - Complete Debate Pack

United Nations - 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
Food Tax - Complete Debate Pack

Food Tax - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the food tax debate Level: Upper-Intermediate 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 - 5: Teacher’s notes and debating rubric Page 6: Quotations, conversation questions Page 7: Vocabulary Page 8-9: Reading comprehension Page 10: Grammar practice (present perfect, simple past, present continuous) 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
Debate Lesson Plan - Space exploration is a waste of money

Debate Lesson Plan - Space exploration is a waste of money

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - in this case space exploration. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Climate change is a hoax

Debate Lesson Plan - Climate change is a hoax

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - In this case climate change. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Every child should have a mobile phone

Debate Lesson Plan - Every child should have a mobile phone

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - In this case mobile phone use. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Automation and AI will help society

Debate Lesson Plan - Automation and AI will help society

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - in this case automation and Artificial Intelligence. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - The government should introduce a sugar tax

Debate Lesson Plan - The government should introduce a sugar tax

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - in this case a sugar/food tax. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Technology is harming society

Debate Lesson Plan - Technology is harming society

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - In this case technology. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Cosmetic surgery should be banned

Debate Lesson Plan - Cosmetic surgery should be banned

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - In this case cosmetic surgery. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Begging should be banned

Debate Lesson Plan - Begging should be banned

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - in this case begging. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Democracy is the best form of government

Debate Lesson Plan - Democracy is the best form of government

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - In this case democracy. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - University education should be free

Debate Lesson Plan - University education should be free

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - In this case university education. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora
Debate Lesson Plan - Prostitution should be legalised

Debate Lesson Plan - Prostitution should be legalised

This debate focused lesson contains a PDF giving you all you need to introduce the topic and set up a class debate. The first page has a debate topic as well as a summary of the topic - in this case prostitution. It provides a breakdown of key points and the major pros and cons of the topic. The second page has language to use in a debate. It is also categorised. The third page has group cards which can be cut and distributed to indicate to the students which team they are on, and therefore plan their side of the debate. The lesson should be suitable for CEF rated classes of B1 and above. Can be used for ESL or TEFL classes. These lessons are provided for free.
BalvinderKataora