A discussion text is a text that presents both sides of an issue or argument.
making some notes about the reasons for and against people being allowed to climb Mount Snowdon.
Try dividing your page into two sections - for and against. Now use bullet points to organise your notes and ideas. Try to think of at least three arguments for and three arguments against from the video or your own ideas.
Thursday 25th February - Discussion Texts.
Today we will be looking at language of debate. These are words and phrases which are used in discussion texts. For example, to show the opposite point of view you could use one of the following phrases: However… , Although... On the other hand… On the contrary… In contrast…
Activity - please have a go at using language of debate to join the given statements - see activity below.
Extension - can you write some statements about a particular topic which include some language of debate phrases to join the statements. For example:
Many tourists enjoy climbing mount Snowden. However, people dropping litter on the mountain is an ongoing problem.
a selection of texts and choosing the arguments which support the view for either for or against.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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