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Listening exercise: argument and debate phrases


Listening exercise: argument and debate phrases
Dear all,

I am hoping to do a lesson on argument and debate phrases (first of all, however, on the other hand, in conclusion etc.). I have plenty of written resources on this but would like to do a listening exercise too. Does anyone know of a listening passage which includes examples of these phrases in use? It s for lyce students, so B2 level would be about right, but C1 is doable too as it will be a gap-fill type of exercise. Ideally I m looking for a recording of a presentation or a discussion. There are some resources here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1756_how_to_discuss/index.shtml 
but ideally I d like a single recording which includes examples of a few different kinds of phrase.

 Thank you in advance!

13 Apr 2014      


Hi FrauSue
It is indeed quite challenging to find listening exercises on debates.
I love teaching debating and when I do I use Youtube videos of school debating competitions.  Take a look here and here.  Maybe youll find something that you can use as the basis of a gapfill.

14 Apr 2014     


Thank you, Jayho - it s good to know I am not the only one. In the end I downloaded a couple of podcasts from the BBC radio 4 website which contained opinion phrases (Any Answers? and Women s Hour).

17 Apr 2014