Angel vs Devil

This is a great way for students to practice using sequential transitions (Firstly / Furthermore / last but not least).Great for just speaking practice but also presentation or debate classess.

Provide the class with a list of topics (City living / Exercise / Learning English / being single).  Model whole class. The teacher is the Devil and the students the Angel.

1. The teacher (Devil) says why they are against the topic using 3 transitions to order the arguements.

2. The students (Angels) offer the advantages / for the topic, using transitions.

3. Do this a few times so students get the idea. Then they can do the same in pairs or small groups. Really works!

Here’s the handout explaining it. Get more on this presentation page…


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