73 freedom of the press

Freedom of the Press

Mini-Debates
  • High Int – Adv
  • 2–3 hours
  • 5

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.

Lesson 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