For Ss to practice speaking in the context of debate
For Ss to use the expressions in the context of debate
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
-T writes questions on the board and asks Ss to read them on their own -T puts Ss into groups and asks them to discuss the questions, T emphasizes that Ss give their points of view and it is not necessary that they agree. -Ss discuss, T monitors -T elicits some ideas from Ss
-T asks students to listen to an audio about a conversation between four managers of a company discussing the idea of a 4-day week in their company -T writes questions on the board and asks Ss to answer them while listening -T plays the audio, Ss listen -T elicits answers from Ss -T shows the answer key
-T asks Ss to read some parts of the conversation of the audio on their own and match the expressions in bold with their definitions -Ss do the matching exercise, T monitors -T puts Ss into groups and asks them to check their answers together -Ss check the answers, T monitors -T elicits answers from Ss -T shows the answer key
-T writes a motion for a debate on the board and Ss to read it on their own -T divides Ss into two groups, one in favor of and one against the motion -T puts Ss into groups and asks Ss to: make points they want to give to support their views put their points in a logical order decide which points each of them will be making use the expressions from the lesson to present their ideas -Ss make notes, T monitors and helps as necessary -T tells the rules for debate only one person from the supporters speak, then only one person from opponents respond raise your hand when you want to speak don't interrupt the speaker -T asks one group to argue in favor of the motion, then another group to oppose it -Ss argue, T monitors
-When each group present their ideas, T asks if anyone has further points to make -T asks Ss if they change their mind as a result of the debate -T praises good uses of the expressions from the lesson and does any necessary error correction.