Lesson POL-2

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Listen to an episode of The Great Debate and understand rebuttals, the importance of confidence, the arguments and vocabulary used, as well as record a Flipgrid on the theme "Should we legalise marijuana?"

Lesson activities


Basic: statements warm-up

Intermediate: watch and check understanding

Advanced: Flipgrid recording

Basic activity: theme and argument discussion

Before watching The great debate: Confidence, presence, poise

Time for the activity: ~5-10 minutes


Discuss with a classmate:

  • The topic is Should we legalize marijuana? What arguments, based on the three appeals, do you think they will use?

    • Using Logos - logic, facts and being sensible

    • Using Ethos - credibility and trustworthiness

    • Using Pathos - spark feelings and engage the audience


Click the vocabulary list below and read both the English and Swedish versions of the words used during this episode.

Vocabulary - Eng/Swe

  • Benefits - fördelar Exclude - utesluta

  • Addiction - missbruk Refer to - hänvisa till

  • Provide - förse Convey an air of seriousness - att verka allvarlig

  • In moderation - med måtta Courteous - artig

  • Significantly - betydligt Posture - hållning

  • Despite - trots Decrease - minska

  • Justify - rättfärdiga Revenue - inkomst

Intermediate activity: The Great Debate - Confidence, presence and poise

Time for the activities: 40 minutes


After listening, you will be asked to:

  • Assess the students

  • Test your listening comprehension

    • Arguments used

    • Rebuttals and appearance

    • Related vocabulary

Advanced activity: Flipgrid recording

Time for the activity: 20 minutes


  1. Record your opinion on Flipgrid after watching The Great Debate.

  2. For example, select one:

      • What do you think, should we legalize marijuana?

      • What can help build credibility?

      • Compare how the two teams handle their scripts. Who has the best eye contact and how and why is that important?

      • In your opinion, who won the debate?

  3. Use at least one word from the vocabulary list.

Source: UR, retrieved 2021

  • Benefits - fördelar Exclude - utesluta

  • Addiction - missbruk Refer to - hänvisa till

  • Provide - förse Convey an air of seriousness - att verka allvarlig

  • In moderation - med måtta Courteous - artig

  • Significantly - betydligt Posture - hållning

  • Despite - trots Decrease - minska

  • Justify - rättfärdiga Revenue - inkomst

Exit ticket

“When participating in a debate, I would use logos/pathos/ethos, since … "

Homework

Practice the Quizlet