What happens if you mix a debate with a role-play?
I’ll do my best to avoid being too political in this post, but I think we should all agree, here at the outset, that there is no shortage of opinions in the world today. It certainly feels like various views (however fact-based they may be) are also becoming much more emotionally charged than maybe they have been in the past; at least it certainly seems like rational and meaningful debate is in increasingly short supply. I was looking for a way I could exploit some of this … erm … enthusiasm in the ELT classroom without it ruffling too many feathers. Can it be done?
agreeing and disagreeing
presenting opinions with varying degrees of emotion
critical reading and thinking skills
empathy and seeing others’ viewpoints
WHO IS IT FOR?
- Level (CEFR High B2-C2)
- Ages 12 yrs. and older