Preparing for a debate

OBIETTIVO: Esprimere e argomentare le proprie opinioni con relativa spontaneità nell’interazione, su argomenti generali, di studio e di lavoro.

DEBATE: a formal discussion on a particular matter in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward and which usually ends with a vote.



Step 1: Open PADLET and create one! If you can not use a PC, take a piece of paper and use ti for this step…

Step 2: Brainstorm ideas => think about the topic

Step 3: Organise ideas => write down at least 3 arguments in a few words (1 argument per member of the group)

Go to our DRIVE and have a look at the worksheets you can use to prepare this part.

Step 4: Structure the speeches

Rehearse as many times as possible, using the following structures to express your ideas:

Step 4: “VOTERS”: On your team’s final speech, give “Voters” (Reasons for the judge to pick you).


Claim 1: Teen microchip tracking: paranoia or precaution?

Claim 2: Geolocation: beneficial or dangerous?

Claim 3: Distant teaching: opportunity or isolation?

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