The rubber chicken: a fowl debate
accused, complainant, charged, assault, legal terms
This is a task-based activity that provides students with the opportunity to use culture (Canadian) and situation (law court) specific language while they practice reading, discussing, presenting, and debating. Before having the students tackle this activity, the teacher is assumed to have already taught basic skimming, scanning, presenting, and debating skills. Optional activities can include taking time to focus on form (timely focus on relevant grammar structures) and review vocabulary. This activity could also be adapted to fit in with Japanese sporting culture—see note below the story for a sumo example.
McLean, T. (2006, January). The rubber chicken: A fowl debate. The Language Teacher (JALT), 30 (1), 21-21. Retrieved from http://www.academia.edu/876851/Language_Teacher
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