Lesson idea: Celebrities, morals and ethics

This is a discussion task to introduce a sequence of lessons on fame and celebrities. One of the set reading texts in the sequence included some comments on celebrity ethics. I thought this was a good springboard, so after a brief chat/some questions about what learners consider to be ‘ethical’ behaviour in the context of celebrities, I gave them these three scenarios to discuss:

Scenario 1

A well-known actress creates a lifestyle brand selling a range of health care products derived from natural ingredients. These high-end products are very popular. The brand claim that the benefits of using the health products are scientifically proven. However, experts claim that the products have no scientific basis and that the company are misleading the public.

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