Month: January 2018

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How to Speak so That Other People Listen

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You are furiously typing away at your computer and then suddenly you have a brainwave. A new idea has just popped in your sweet head and …

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Should Governments Pay A Basic Income?

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Warmer questions Governments measure happiness on how much money people earn from their jobs, is this a good way to measure happiness? Is there ever enough …

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The Rights and Wrongs of Buying Citizenship

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Warmer questions How important is your country to you? What would you do to help your country? If someone pays to become a citizen of another …

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5 Ѕtерs То Gеttіng Yоur Аudіеnсе То Таkе Тhе Асtіоn Yоu Wаnt

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І hаd а bеt wіth mу gооd frіеnd thаt І wаs gоіng tо rаіsе thе mоst mоnеу fоr а lосаl сhаrіtу. І bеt hіm а реrсеntаgе …

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Wildlife trafficking should be banned

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At the core of the illegal wildlife trafficking is a strong and rapidly expanding demand for a variety of products from around the world, such as …

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University education should be free

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Many countries provide free education to children under 16, which is generally accepted. When it comes to university education there is a great variation as some …

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Reality television does more harm than good

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Reality shows are incredibly popular. With blockbusting shows like Survivor, Big Brother, The Apprentice, and American Idol all attracting massive audiences each week. Documentaries trying to …

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Pets should be allowed in nursing homes

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Many assisted living facilities and nursing homes are allowing residents to bring their pets to live in their housing communities. Nursing homes are starting to bring …

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Net neutrality – All internet traffic should be treated equally

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The internet is a large network of computers working together to bring data to its users. This network functions efficiently because each member – or node …

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Modern technology is harming society

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Carl Henegan once said “Life was so simple when apples and blackberries were fruit, a tweet was the sound of nature, and facebooks were photo albums”. …

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Cosmetic surgery should be banned

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Cosmetic surgery is different from critical or reconstructive surgery because it is used to ‘enhance’ or ‘make different’ someone’s physical appearance. In this way, it is …

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Single-sex schools are good for education

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Single-sex schools are schools that only admit those of one specific gender, believing that the educational environment created by a single gender is more helpful to …

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This plan is for Free Debate Lesson Plans which can be found here. The ESLDebates team we would like to thank you for downloading our free …

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Nine Ways to Employ Higher-Order Thinking in the ESL/TEFL Classroom

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As teachers, we want to draw out talent from our students while making them prepared for the world of work in the future. What constitutes as …

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Internet Censorship: For Your own Good?

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Warmer questions Do you believe that newspapers and national media reveal all that they know? Do governments have a right to protect their own reputation by …

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How People React to Gay Adoptions

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Warmer questions What are the laws in your country regarding gay marriage? Does your country have an active LGBTQ+ community? How are they perceived? How important …

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Should Plastic Bags be Outlawed?

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Warmer questions How often do you see plastic in your everyday life? What measure does are there to stop the spread of plastic in the environment? …