Lesson POL-9

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.

Lesson outline

Part 1. How teachers assess.

Part 2. Assessment and student examples

Part 3. Creating your own mock-debate or negotiation

Exit ticket & homework.

Part 1

Part 2

Assess and discuss student examples

Time for the exercise: ~30 minutes

We will now listen to two recordings of pairs speaking to one another. We will only listen to each recording for ~5 minutes. While listening, please take notes using the checklist below.

Once done, please discuss your assessment and grading together with other students for ~5 minutes. Lastly, share your assessment with the rest of the class.

Please use the checklist while listening:

  1. Comprehension

    • What is the topic?

    • How do they show that they understand each other?

    • How do they build upon each others' statements?

  2. Strategies

    • What examples, arguments or sources are they using as support?

    • How do they use explanations?

  3. Production and interaction

    • How fluent are they?

    • To what degree was their language varied and grammatically correct?

  4. Summarised assessment

    • I would assess the students as grade ___ and grade ___, because ... .

ENG7 level 4, Lärandematris och checklista

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.

Feke's tips for improvement:

  • Consider your ethos, pathos and logos in order to make your debate/negotiation more powerful.

  • Use sources to back up your statements!

  • Use the figures of speech that we practiced to improve your fluency.

  • Use discourse markers and question tags to improve your interaction

  • Choose vocabulary that fits the topic in order to be more precise. Use a Frayer model in case you feel that you cannot vary yourself!

  • Check that your script is gramatically correct and varied.

  • Improve your structure by giving each part equal detail, including several perspectives, examples and arguments.

  • Practice your debate/negotiation until it becomes natural. Speaking freely and without aid is your goal.

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

Exit ticket

"During today's lesson, I succeded at ..."


Watch and assess a student example from previous years: