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Second-Hand Vs. New

Discussion Starters


Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

Some people regularly upgrade to a new home, a new vehicle, or a new wardrobe for the whole family. Others prefer to purchase items second-hand. Is there anything your students would only buy new? Students read about and discuss the pros and cons of shopping for new items vs. second-hand items.

  • second-hand
  • cheaper
  • value
  • fraction
  • guarantee
  • last (verb)
  • big-ticket
  • gently
  • consignment
  • thrift shop
  • garage sale
  • antique
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • audio
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)