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For intermediate to advanced students, I sometimes use the game Scruples to get converstions going. The game includes a series of cards with "moral situations" that require yes or no answers. In my version, I divide the class up into an even number of groups, giving every second group the same question, and assigning to them a yes or a no answer. What they have to do is discuss amongst themselves reasons for their positions, and then express them to the rest of the class in a kind of deba ting format. The class can then vote on which of the two teams has the strongest arguments.

Name: Robert Labelle
Email: robla@stremy.com
Location: Montreal, PQ Canada

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