Social issues lessons

Controversial topics worksheet (PDF)

Expressing opinions: university life (PDF)

Giving opinions speaking activity about technology
& modern life (PDF)

Talking about fashion, trends and hobbies (PDF)

Fashion vocabulary exercise & discussion
questions (PDF)

Vocabulary/ language for discussions

Using quantifiers to give opinions PDF)

Personalized opinion giving exercises

Expressing likes and dislikes worksheet (Word)

Giving opinions: adjectives -ed -ing (PDF)

Discussion cues: Giving opinions with feeling

Lessons & activities for teaching discussions

Cool Jobs - A Debate Roleplay Lesson Plan for ESL teachers This is a debate lesson for large classes, keeping everyone involved

Debate Lesson Plan-  participants (the whole class) are discussing the proposed development of a new shopping centre where they live.

Legalize it ! (PDF)

Men and Women - Equal at Last?

Negotiation Tactics (see lesson 2) intermediate

Moonstruck! Does The Full Moon Control Behavior?
(great topic!)

First World Debate Lesson

Speaking activities for debates, discussions and giving opinions

ESL lesson plan for debates & discussions
including common expressions

Controlled  elementary  opinion giving ESL discusion activity using determiners/quantifiers.

Controlled pre-intermediate-intermediate speaking activity for transitional debate expressions

Speaking activities including mini-debate and
controversial statements

Two Minute Debates: In this activity, the teacher sets a topic and students debate it in pairs.

Mini-debate: Choose an issue: Here's a simple idea to spark free conversation among adults reluctant to talk.

Finish the sentence

Yes but dialogue game

More ideas for debates

There are 2 sides to every story