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Discussion

A selection of lesson plans that focus on open discussion and debate. Topics include motivation, divorce and changing the topic of conversation.

Discussion lesson plans

  • Are you a learner of the future?

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate Staff Room

    Students talk about possible future developments in education and decide whether or not they are already a ‘learner of the future’.

  • World Cup mania!

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    A speaking lesson by Lindsay Clandfield for students to discuss issues related to football and the World Cup.

  • Happy New Year!

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate Staff Room

    Three activities suitable for your first classes of the New Year, or if you are starting a new course in January.

  • Functional language: Changing the topic

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Intermediate Staff Room

  • What motivates you?

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield

    Students discuss different kinds of motivation and what motivates them as learners.

  • Crying

    Students discuss what makes them cry and attitudes towards crying. They then 'tell' each other a short article about crying.

  • Divorce

    A discussion class where students decide who gets what in a divorce, then discuss issues around divorce.

  • Learning languages

    A questionnaire and interview activity. Students interview each other and discuss languages. They then self assess what they can do orally in English.

  • Sex sells

    Discussing controversial subjects.

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