Oral English 1: Lesson 5
We had a busy lesson today. We reviewed refuting opinions, had our group presentations and then chose our debate topics!
How to Disagree (Refuting Opinions:
At the beginning of today's lesson, we reviewed expressions to refute opinions. Please makes sure to review these because you will need them for your pair debates in November.
When it is not true, you choose one of these three ways to show disagreement:
a. This is not true because...
b. This is not always true because...
c. This is not necessarily true because...
When the opinion is not important, you can choose one of these three ways to express your disagreement:
a. This is not relvant because...
b. This is not significant because...
c. This is easy to solve because...
Partners and Topics for Debate:
At the end of our lesson, you chose your partner for your pair debate presentation. After, you also chose your first topic. In our lesson on November 10, you'll choose your second topic.
Blog Question #5:
Read the opinions below.
Choose two and disagree with it.
* Write 12-15 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Monday, November 2 by 6:00pm.
10/27/2015 07:55:11 pm
I disagree no1 opinion.Because many people don't like tabakos smoke.It is very dangerous of helth.For example,I have asthmatic.So I don't smoking and don't breath in smoke.Ever if it is clean smoke,I never breath smoke.Also tabakos smoke is cancer cause.I read article that smoker is live a short live.I want to live a long.moreover,tabako is very expensive.In a ward,smoking give many people.So smoker shouldn't allowed to smoke wherever.
11/2/2015 02:30:20 am
10/30/2015 08:56:03 pm
I disagree No.1 opinion. Because tobacco affect our body. It is not good not only smokers but around people as well. The smell is also very painful for the people who hate cigarettes. For example, its smell cause worse felling, headache and cough. What’s more, it sometimes cause major problems. As a problem, it may give expectant mother and small children to the elements of cancer. It should not be the thing. Besides, I think there is no relationship that smoking tobacco wherever and a democratic country. Freedom is thing to protect the public, so it is wrong to be allowed something by using freedom word. We must understand this different. Therefore I disagree No.1 opinion.
11/1/2015 06:01:05 am
11/1/2015 03:23:39 am
I think that No.1 is not always true because some people don't like tobacco. You can smell the tobacco smoke easily when people smoke around you. I believe that many people are trying to quit smoking lately. In addition, the price of tobacco is getting expensive day by day. That is because we found out that it is not good for our health to smoke. Smoking may increase a risk of having a lung cancer. We separate the places for smoking area and non-smoking area at many restaurants or the other public places. They are trying to protect people from secondhand smoke. None of my family member smokes so smoking is not familiar for me. So I can't imagine that how hard to quit smoking for smokers. However I hope more people quit smoking and having healthy life near future. I want everyone to think about what tobacco effects to your health.
11/1/2015 02:06:30 pm
I disagree no.1 opinion.That's not true.Because,the smoking influences not smokers.The smoking is very bad for a body.For example,probability to suffer from a cancer rises.Also,not smokers are received much influence.So,the person who does not smoke suffers a loss when I can smoke anywhere.The smoking should be prohibited.Because,nothing is good for smoking.Therefore,I disagree no.1 opinion.I think that the smoking is not absolutely good.I wish a cigarette disappears.
11/1/2015 04:15:50 pm
I disagree with opinion NO.1.I think many people don't like cigarette. Non-smokers feel much discomfort in smells and smoke of the cigarette. The reason is that smoke of the cigarette is bad for our health. If smokers could smoke anywhere, people around would be badly damaged. Cigarettes influence not only smokers themselves, but also people around them. Therefore I disagree this opinion.
11/1/2015 04:28:37 pm
I think the idea that "smokers should be allowed to smoke wherever they want" is not true because cigarette is not only bad things for smoking people.Smoke of cigarette is very bad for our health.If they can smoke everywhere, we may get sick to the person who does smoke.Each one must know the risk of cigarettes.In doing so, we can spend healthfully.Then,we must not allowed to smoke everywhere.
11/1/2015 05:11:32 pm
I think no1 is not true because smoking troubles a lot of people. The freedom which put a person to great inconvenience is can not say the freedom. It is not the freedom but the selfish. The selfish act makes people angry. So smoker should not be allowed to smoke whenever they want. I think no3 is not always true because the plan of making stadiums is reviewed. Objection of many nations changed the plan. The plan will be change chiper than before one. And Olympics will make a lot of good effect. For example town will be activated because many people use much money. And Tokyo will be known some people. So I think the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not be cancelled.
11/1/2015 05:11:42 pm
3.I think this is not always true because ,Olympics is rarely held in Japane.Olympic is effective in energizing a country. In Japan , arise great earthquake and great flood. Meny people have been hurt. Aim about Olympics is important for there people. I think that if there is not pleasure , heart of the person is depressed . Now,there are many problem about it , but there is the evidence which we work on eagerly! I think it is very good things.
11/1/2015 05:25:42 pm
I think No.1 problem is not true. This is because smoking is possible that it will be a bad influence in health and environment and so on. Smoking is totally bad. For example smell is bad and a rank smoke. The smell of tobacco is to cause unpleasant to around people . Moreover smoke containing harmful substance. Then it have a bad affect to not only smokers but also non smokers. The most important serious problem is smoke cause to became lung cancer.When smokers are smoking out side, they sometimes throw away. That cause environments pollution . I think that because we live in a democratic country , that permitted to do whatever . I want to the number of smokers has decreased .
11/1/2015 05:40:34 pm
1.This is not relevant because our health is most important for our life.Tabacco affects health much.For example,Tabacco's smoke contains a thing chemical substance more than 4,000 kinds.The carcinogen is 60 kinds in the 4,000 kinds.If we couldn't keep our body in tone,we can't live in a democratic country that allows us freedom.There is nothing something good for us.
11/1/2015 07:20:56 pm
I think I wouldn't like No.2. This is not true because surname isn't so important. A male surname is used by an old custom, but a female surname is often used present. My surname is a mother one indeed, and the surname of the lady is used. If there is a person playing an active part, and a surname is changed suddenly, there won't be previous person. I think it isn't better to change into the value of the name. So it's opposite to the opinion a lady has to change a surname to which.
11/1/2015 08:31:51 pm
I think No3 opinion is not relevant. The expense of the stadium construction is surely vast. It is not premeditated. But I cannot change it since it was decided that I hold it in Tokyo. This is because there is trust from the world. I may not easily overturn it. I think that it is to build the stadium for the expense that Japan should rarely cost now. It is important for even an aspect of the welfare to spend an expense. Japan had the feeling that showed off first. I think that it led to the stadium of a vast expense. There should have been originally a more effective plan. You should judge the construction of the stadium calmly.
11/1/2015 10:53:41 pm
I disagree with No1 opinion because people who do not smoke also have rights. Smoking have not only bad effect on health but also on others around you. Moreover, your cigarette ends might destroy environment. Thus I do not think smokers should be allowed to smoke wherever they want.
11/1/2015 11:45:35 pm
11/2/2015 12:19:50 am
1. That is not always true. This is because smoking is dangerous to health. And that is not only for the person who smoke but also for others. That means that there is a risk of secondharm smoke. When a non-smoker is around someone smoking, they breathe in secondhand smoke. Smokers are their own responsibility. But, for non-smoker, the problem is just an infernal nuisance so that I think smokers shouldn't be allowed to smoke wherever they want. Freedom carries responsibility with it.
11/2/2015 12:37:52 am
I disagree with opinion NO.3. People of the world are looking forward to holding 2020 the Tokyo Olympic. I think it's chance for Japan to spread Japanese culture. Many nonnative will come to Japan. Thereby economy in Japan becomes active. Although building Stadium needs huge money, there are many merits on the other side to holding the Olympics. Therefore I disagree this opinion.
11/2/2015 12:54:30 am
I think No.1 opinion is not relevant because democratic country should protect the rights of not smokers too. Currently, we don't ban smoking completely. They can smoke in smoking area as much as desired. I feel the rights of smokers is protected enough. In fact, people who are annoyed at smell of smoking or bad effect on their health by secondhand smoke is more than people who are annoyed at few smoking area around me. If this author wants to insist the reason, he or she should change the opinion.
11/2/2015 12:55:18 am
I disagree No.1 opinion.This is because smell of a cigarette is thought a bad smell by many people.Some people will not think it, but other people think it.A smell of cigarette is there for good with a wall or a cloth.Smorker or family of smorker will attempt to kill the bad smell.They may use
11/2/2015 01:18:34 am
I do not think that it is good to smoke. It should be controlled. When they get married, the maiden name of the woman should be respected, too. Even a law is permitted. The Olympics must not cancel it. You should lower the expense of the stadium where the merit that money is spent for is by the Olympics being carried out. Japan becomes poor only with the profit for the company. You must not pursue only the profit of the company. Because a country called Japan does not disappear. ,
11/2/2015 01:54:25 am
11/9/2015 12:59:10 am
No.1 always is not true because tabacos have many disadvantages. Tabacos make smokers comfortable. But they make other people uncomfortable. Sidestream smoke damages people. And if smokers should be allowed to smoke wherever they want,Waste of tabacos can increase.And No.3 is not ture because many Japanese are looking forward to Tokyo Olympic. Money is not everything in the world. We should value feelings of people than money. Fathermore players are preparing for Tkyo Olympic. They are practicing hard everyday. So canceling Tokyo Olympic makes them sad. No one have right of depriving them dream.
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