Lesson POL-5

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Lesson goals


Listen to an episode of The Great Debate and understand figures of speech, the arguments and vocabulary used, as well as record a Flipgrid on the theme "Should the Number of Flights be Limited by a Quota?"

Lesson activities


Basic: repetition and theme discussion

Intermediate: watch and check understanding

Advanced: Flipgrid recording

Essential activity: theme discussion

Previous lesson: match the figures of speech with the examples

Time for the exercise: ~5-10 minutes

Discuss the topic from The Great Debate: Ace your case and look at the vocabulary

Time for the exercise: 10 minutes


Before watching the show:

  • The topic is Should the Number of Flights be Limited by a Quota? What arguments do you think the speakers will use?

  • Should the quota also apply to other means of transportation as well, for example cars or public transport?

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

Vocabulary - Eng/Swe

  • Measures - åtgärder Liberty - frihet

  • Emissions - utsläpp Decrease - minska

  • Aviation - flyg Unsustainable - ohållbar

  • Incentive - incitament Apply to - applicera, ansöka till, eller, gäller alla (apply to all)

  • Promote - främja Emphasis - betoning

  • Domestic - inhemsk Diminish - minska

  • Limitation - begränsning Urgent - brådskande

  • A vast amount of - en stor mängd av Monumental - monumental

  • Significantly - betydligt Subsidize - subventionera

  • Acknowledge - erkänna

Intermediate activities: The Great Debate - Ace your case

Time for the activities: 40 minutes


After listening, you will be asked to:

  • Assess the students

  • Test your listening comprehension

    • Arguments used

    • Figures of speech

    • Related vocabulary

Advanced activity

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 the Number of Flights be Limited by a Quota?

      • Why are the rule of threes and anaphora particularly memorable in a speech, do you think?

      • How do you think the speakers develop throughout the four episodes? Did any of them grow as speakers?

      • In your opinion, who won the debate?

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

Source: UR, retrieved 2021

  • Measures - åtgärder Liberty - frihet

  • Emissions - utsläpp Decrease - minska

  • Aviation - flyg Unsustainable - ohållbar

  • Incentive - incitament Apply to - applicera, ansöka till, eller, gäller alla (apply to all)

  • Promote - främja Emphasis - betoning

  • Domestic - inhemsk Diminish - minska

  • Limitation - begränsning Urgent - brådskande

  • A vast amount of - en stor mängd av Monumental - monumental

  • Significantly - betydligt Subsidize - subventionera

  • Acknowledge - erkänna

Homework


Study the Quizlet-vocabulary.

Exit ticket


From watching the show, I think ...