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Freedom of the Press


High Int – Adv

Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, people around the world began talking about freedom of the press. Does freedom of the press include the right to offend? After reading a short article, your students can debate related topics. This lesson includes vocabulary review exercises and useful phrases for expressing opinions.

  • interference
  • democratic
  • libel
  • confidential
  • obscene
  • publication ban
  • cross the line
  • satirical
  • mock
  • backlash
  • condemn
  • offensive
  • hypocrite
PDF Content
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • debate questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion or Writing(Reference)
  • Debate #1(Reference)
  • Debate #2(Reference)
  • Sentence Stems for Debating(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)