Single-sex schools are schools that only admit those of one specific gender, believing that the educational environment created by a single gender is more helpful to learning. Studies conducted have shown that boys gain more academically from studying in co-education schools, but that girls find segregated schools more productive for achievement.
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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Single-sex schools are good for education
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Single-sex schools are good for students
ARE SINGLE GENDER SCHOOLS A BETTER OPTION FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL?