17 Jun Brexit (upper-intermediate and above)
1. What do you know about Brexit?
2. Choose an article from the Independent on Brexit and answer the following questions:
- What do you think is the Independent’s stance on this issue?
- Summarise the article and give your opinion about it.
3. Questions for class discussion:
- Is this a good decision for the UK? Will it regret it in a few years?
- Why would a country want to exit the EU?
- What should the EU position on Brexit be? What should they bring to the negotiation table?
- What do you think that the negotiation will be like?
- What do you think about the EU (European Union)?
- Do you think the EU will ever be as economically powerful as the US?
- What improvements do you think that the EU should make?
- Are referendums important in a democracy? If so, how important?
4. Class debate:
You’re in favour of Brexit and think that the UK will be better off outside the EU, both economically and politically speaking. EU’s measures and regulations don’t benefit most of the member countries and should therefore disappear.
You’re against Brexit and think the UK is making a big mistake that it will regret in a few years. There are many economic and political disadvantages to Brexit and it is also showing hatred and discrimination towards immigrants, etc.
5. Prepare a short monologue. You can include factual information and your opinion on the matter.