Lesson POL-3

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Lesson goals


Listen to an episode of The Great Debate and understand points of information, the arguments and vocabulary used, as well as record a Flipgrid on the theme "Should We Abolish the Monarchy in Sweden?"

Lesson activities


Basic: Quizlet & statements warm-up

Intermediate: watch and check understanding

Advanced: Flipgrid recording

Basic activity

Quizlet mini-quiz.

Please wait for Feke to share the test code.

Before watching The Great Debate: Focus on the core

Time for the exercise: ~10-15 minutes


Before watching the show:

  • The topic is Should We Abolish the Monarchy in Sweden? What is your opinion on the Swedish monarchy?

  • What arguments do you think the debaters will use?

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

Vocabulary - Eng/Swe

  • think on your feet - säga något på raken vital - avgörande

  • elected leader - vald ledare relate to - relatera till

  • perceive - uppfatta doing harm - göra skada

  • fundamental - grundläggande assumptions - antaganden

  • hierarchy - hierarki superiority - överlägsenhet

  • granted - beviljat, eller givet att deprived of - berövad av

  • impact - påverkan prosper - välstånd

  • lavish - slösa swiftly - snabbt

  • in favour of - till fördel av

Intermediate activities: The Great Debate - Focus on the core

Time for the activities: 40 minutes


After listening, you will be asked to:

  • Assess the students

  • Test your listening comprehension

    • Arguments used

    • POIs and thinking on your feet

    • Related vocabulary

Advanced exercise: 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 Abolish the Monarchy in Sweden?

      • How well do the speakers respond to the points of information, do you think? Can you think of better ways?

      • Why was Elinor’s phrase “wild assumptions” a strong and effective one? How would you have responded to that?

      • In your opinion, who won the debate?

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

Source: UR, retrieved 2021

  • think on your feet - säga något på raken vital - avgörande

  • elected leader - vald ledare relate to - relatera till

  • perceive - uppfatta doing harm - göra skada

  • fundamental - grundläggande assumptions - antaganden

  • hierarchy - hierarki superiority - överlägsenhet

  • granted - beviljat, eller givet att deprived of - berövad av

  • impact - påverkan prosper - välstånd

  • lavish - slösa swiftly - snabbt

  • in favour of - till fördel av

Homework


Study the Quizlet-vocabulary.

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