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ERIC Number: EJ1137673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
The Great Mini-Debate
Benucci, Heather
English Teaching Forum, v55 n1 p45-48 2017
Debates remain popular in English language courses, and this activity gives students a low-stress opportunity to develop their speaking debating skills. This lesson plan is appropriate for upper intermediate or advanced students. Goals of the activity are to present an oral argument using evidence and use functional language related to agreeing, disagreeing, and showing contrasting opinions. Materials, preparation for the activity, and details of the procedure are described. Seven sample debate themes with suggested topic sets as well as an activity extension are provided.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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