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ESL Persuasive Speech Topics

ESL Persuasive Speech Topics

Students listen to a list of persuasive speech topics and think about topics of interest. An ESL essay writing activity for intermediate to advanced level students.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Essay Writing

Time:  20 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.

Procedure

1

Ask students to get a sheet of paper.

2

Read the 50 persuasive writing topics from the Key. Read slowly one by one, so students have enough time to think and write.

3

Students listen to the topics and write down all the topics of interest.

4

Then, ask students to choose their top 3 topics and circle them.

5

Ask students to get a partner and share their top 3 topics.

6

Finally, students choose their favorite topic.

Extended Practice

Ask students to write an opinion sentence about the topic. Start the sentence with, “I think …” 

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