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73 freedom of the press

Freedom of the Press

Mini-Debates

High Int – Adv

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, people around the world began talking about freedom of the press. Does freedom of the press include the right to offend? After reading a short article, your students can debate related topics. This lesson includes vocabulary review exercises and useful phrases for expressing opinions.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 2–3 hours
  • 6 pages
Tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • debate questions
Vocabulary
  • interference
  • democratic
  • libel
  • confidential
  • obscene
  • publication ban
  • cross the line
  • satirical
  • mock
  • backlash
  • condemn
  • offensive
  • hypocrite
Tasks

Title

Due

  • Warm-Up
  • Vocabulary Preview A
  • Vocabulary Preview B
  • Read & Listen
  • Comprehension
  • Discussion or Writing
  • Debate #1
  • Debate #2
  • Sentence Stems for Debating