2.3 GOOD POINT!

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Article 1- The writer agrees that violent video games have a negative effect on teenagers
1 Match the newspaper extracts 1-3 with the pictures A-C.
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Photo B

Article 2- the writer is neutral about cosmetic surgery – can see how some people might want it.
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Photo C

Article 3- the writer is against downloading music from the internet – thinks it’s a crime
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Photo A

Which extracts are for and which are against the topics?
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1 Against. Teenagers are more agressive, cheated more and ate more chocolate. 3 fines for who downloads films and music. 2 For. increase in self-esteem and decrease in anti-depressants.

What is your opinion about each idea?
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Violent video games: I don't agree: cosmetic surgery: it depends; downloads: I don't agree

Which person agrees with the statements above, the man or the woman?
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Man agrees with fines to whom downloads films or music. Man also agrees with cosmetic surgery. Woman agrees with conclusions about violent video games.

Write one reason each person gives for their opinion Man conversation 1
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according to one article I read, kids are less aggressive if they play these games. Apparently, the games give them a chance to use up some of their energy. So they're calmer in real life. but I think kids can separate real life from computer games.

Write one reason each person gives for their opinion Man conversation 2
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Against downloading music for free: it’s theft, how can musicians make money, Worried about being found out.

Write one reason each person gives for their opinion. Man conversation 3
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but if someone’s very depressed because of the way they look, maybe then they should have some kind of surgery, you know, to help their self-esteem. And what about if they have a serious health problem? Such as maybe they’re extremely overweight.

Write one reason each person gives for their opinion Woman conversation 1
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That's hard to believe. In my experience, playing those games makes kids more aggressive. So I’m in favour of some kind of control.

Write one reason each person gives for their opinion Woman conversation 2
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For downloading music: artists make little money from CD sales – most comes from concerts. Helps newer groups get known.

Write one reason each person gives for their opinion Woman conversation 3
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Against cosmetic surgery: can be dangerous, eg face frozen after Botox. basically I think there are other ways to help, I think it’s too much of a risk. I wouldn’t do it myself.

Giving opinions
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I'm really against it. I'm in favour of... Personally, I think... I suppose so. Basically, I think... I do think...

That makes sense. I see what you mean. Exactly! Good point.

Partially agreeing
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I see your point, but... I agree to a certain extent, but... Fair enough, but...

Disagreeing
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Actually I think... I'm still not convinced. I totally disagree. I'm not so sure.

favour, banning smoking, all public places.
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I'm in favour of banning smoking from all public places.

Actually, think, people, be free to choose.
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Actually, I think people would be free to choose.

Fair enough, but what about, rights, other people?
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Fair enough, but what about the rights of other people?

Personally, think, freedom, choose, more important.
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Personally, I think freedom of choose is more important than the rights of other people.

see, point, but passive smoking, can, very bad, you.
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I see your point, but passive smoking can be very bad for you.

I suppose, but banning, all places, too much!
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I suppose so, but banning smoking from all places is too much!

What, think, banning cars, city centre?
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What do you think of banning cars from the city centre?

against, Basically, think bad for business, you?
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Basically I'm against. Don't you think it is bad for business?

not, sure, agree, certain extent, but, do think, better, the environment.
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I agree to a certain extent, I'm not sure, but I do think it is better to the environment.

Good point, And, people could, public transport, more, makes sense.
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Good point. And it makes sense that people could use more public transport. A Exactly!

According to one article I read, kids are less aggressive...
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b) for facts which you have read, heard or believe to be true?

Apparently, the games give them a chance to use up some of their energy.
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a) to give an example.

As far as I know, musicians these days get very little money...
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a) to give an example.

For instance, what about that man in America?
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a) to give an example.

Like Mike's girlfriend - she actually had some Botox injections...
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a) to give an example.

... serious health problems. Such as maybe they're extremely overweight.
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a) to give an example.

A article to this according teachers shouldn't give kids homework because kids learn better without it.
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A. According to this article teachers shouldn't give kids homework because kids learn better without it.

B Yes, but homework is beneficial in a lot of ways, for for content memorising instance.
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B. Yes, but homework is beneficial in a lot of ways, for instance for memorising content.

A: It says here that homework robs kids of the time to do other important things, spending such time as with their families.
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A: It says here that homework robs kids of the time to do other important things, such as spending time with their families.

B: Well, is homework essential apparently for developing discipline and time-management skills.
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B: Well, apparently homework is essential for developing discipline and time-management skills.

A: Well, this article says the exact opposite.
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A: Well, this article says the exact opposite.

B: You shouldn't believe everything you read that in magazines like.
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B: You shouldn't believe everything you read like that in magazines.

A: I suppose not. far I as know as, teachers are giving less homework these days, and I like it.
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A: I suppose not. As far as I know, teachers are giving less homework these days, and I like it

Do you agree with any of the points about giving homework?
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Teachers must to know how to give homework.

Give examples and reasons.
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If the student knows what to do, he can work with freedom.

Speakout tip
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When stating your opinion, it's important to use specific adjectives to get your exact point across. Vague adjectives like good, bad or nice are unlikely to be persuasive enough.

It's terrible that children have to work in factories.
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Yes, it's deeply disturbing.

It's bad for a company to profit by paying workers less than a living wage.
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Yes, it's completely unethical.

It's OK to steal food if you're poor and hungry. Otherwise yyou would dye.
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Yes, it seems reasonable.

It's bad when people leave newspapers on the train. It's just rubbish that someone else has to pick up.
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Yes, it's irresponsible.

It´s bad university education has become too expensive - I think it should be free for all.
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Yes, it's totally outrageous.

It's bad eating and drinking on public transport and people who get caught have to pay a fine.
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Yes, it's illegal.


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