Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Long Walk to Freedom (Oral activity-Debating)

Oral Activity
Debating
Work in pairs. Organize a debate in class on the following proposition.
Women should work in kitchens and men  in offices.

One member of the pair speaks in favour of the proposition, while the other speaks against it.

Remember
  • Organize your ideas as main points and sub points;
  • Put your ideas in a proper order( sequence);
  • Give suitable examples, quotes;
  • Use polite expressions;
You may use some of the following words / phrases to express your views
  • In my opinion……………
  • I personally feel ………………
  • It’s my feeling . . …………………….
  • I think . . …………………………………..
To agree with your opponents
  • I agree with my worthy opponents………………
  • I am in favour of the . . ………………
  • I think they / you are right …………………..
  • I support the idea . . ………………….
To disagree with your opponents
  • I’m sorry to differ with you………
  • I disagree with you . . ………………….
  • It may be your opinion but I’m not happy with this . . ………………
  • That’s purely your idea but the reality is different .  …………………..
To establish your point of view / stand
  • Since I have evidence I strongly believe this . . ……………..
  • I’m fully confident with my point as . . ……………..
  • I’ve no doubt about this since it is a . . ……………….
  • Therefore I conclude that . . ………………….

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