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Debates in the Classroom

Debates in the Classroom

CEFR Domain: Public. CEFR Activity: Production / Speaking - Sustained monologue putting a case (e.g., in a debate). Can-Do Statements: Can develop a clear argument, expanding and supporting his/her points of view at some length with subsidiary points and relevant examples. Can give a clear, prepared academic presentation, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. National Framework of EFL for Higher Education in Israel: Upper Intermediate level. Educational value of this material: Engaging in debates supports development of speaking, critical thinking, learning the etiquette of debate—waiting your turn to speak, waiting to be recognized, listening to the other side and taking notes, and politely... Show More


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