1. Copy one handout for each pair of students, and cut the sheets in two.
2. Put the students into groups of three or four, and distribute a half handout to each individual student.
3. Best done after going over the notion of privatisation and nationalisation, focus students' attention on the instructions. Allow them time to choose an industry to make the case for, or allocate them an industry. Then give them preparatory time to go over the issues in the box that relate to privatisation.
4. Next, get students to put forward their cases in favour of privatisation of their industry. Ensure students address the issues involved in the box. Encourage them to be persuasive, citing real-world examples if they are aware of any. The listening students should raise issues and eventually agree among them whether the industry should be privatised.
5. Finally, elicit responses from some of the students on whether they could persuade their partners to accept privatisation. Try to get opinions on why they did. Draw to their attention any appropriate vocabulary or serious language mistakes.