With the economy getting as low as it is, and people losing their jobs, some people have turned to begging in order to make enough. However, they are not the only ones doing this, some pretend to be poor in order to make a specific amount of money each day for doing otherwise nothing. So, as in the case of many countries, should we ban it?
Level: Intermediate: B1/B2
Running Time: 90 minutes +
This free lesson plan is suitable for adults, teenagers, and General English classes. Each plan includes:
- A debate motion
- A summary of the controversy
- Points for both Pros and Cons
- Language to use in a debate
- Debate role cards to help identify student groups
- An article
- Statistics (true or false exercise)
- Vocab for the topic
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Begging should be banned – Discussion Questions and Article
Begging should be banned – Pros and Cons Debating Pack
Further reading / additional resources
Should we give money to beggars?