Lesson POL-11

Welcome! Please consider how your attitude affects your and other students experience of the lesson.

Be respectful, come prepared with relevant material and show interest in order to have the best possible educational experience.

Learning outcomes

During the course of this lesson, you will learn:

  • Listen to and use rhetorically and grammatically empowered spoken English.

  • Choose and incorporate sources in your mock debate or negotiation.

  • Interact with another student (or alone) and record a rhetorically empowered mock debate or mock negotiation, using correct grammar, fluency and a varied vocabulary.

Lesson outline

Part 1. Warm-up listening exercise

Part 2. Creating your mock-debate or negotiation

Exit ticket & homework

Part 1

Part 2

Your task is to create, perform and record a ~4-7 minutes mock debate or negotiation video by yourself or together with another student.

This is an opportunity to show that you have learned about rhetorics, figures of speech, fluency and expanding your vocabulary and that you can apply those abilities to your own spoken English. The great thing about a recording is that you can make it as perfect as you want it!

  1. Decide to either create a mock debate or a mock negotiation.

  2. If you have chosen to create a debate, have one side in favor of your topic and the other side opposed to the topic.

  3. If you have decided to create a negotiation, it has to be win-win, win-lose, or lose-lose.

  4. Create a scipt where the characters use sources, the rhetorical appeals, discourse markers, questions tags and figures of speech.

  5. Share this script with Feke and Richard.

  6. Record the mock debate or negotiation as a 4-7 minute video.

Pro tip!

Record the video using https://www.openshot.org/.

Exit ticket

"One obstacle I faced today was ... and I did ... to overcome it."


Continue with your recording at home.