EFL Debate Topic – Smoking

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This week’s debate topic is smoking and it’s legality in countries around the world. To prepare for a class on this topic, have a look at the post below, and it might also be a good idea to research the smoking laws and restrictions that exist in the country where you teach.

As with all of my debates, students should be encouraged to speak their mind about a topic and contribute to the discourse. They should use vocabulary that’s relevant to the topic, which I list at the bottom. If they are given a point of view to talk about which doesn’t reflect how they feel, it is often beneficial for them to be the ‘devil’s advocate’ and try to win the debate anyway.

Here are both sides of the argument and the points for and against, use these as guides for the students and encourage them to…

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