It was another busy lesson today, especially since we started learning how to prepare a presentation.
Types of Support for your Opinions
At the beginning of today's lesson, we reviewed opinion giving structure and the types of support you can use to support your reasons for your opinion.
Types of Support:
a. personal example
b. explanation (e.g. facts)
d. expert opinion
Opinion: In my opinion dogs are better than cats.
Reason: This is because dogs are friendlier.
Example: When I was a child, I had three dogs and they always wanted to play with me, but my cats usually wanted to be alone.
We also learned about the different parts of a presentation: (a) introduction; (b) body; and (c) conclusion. Each of these parts have different parts.
In the Introduction, there are fourt parts: (a) greeting; (b) topic; (c) outline; and (d) signal for questions. In the Body, you give your main ideas, supporting ideas and details (=suport). And finally, in the conclusion, there are five parts: (a) signal to end; (b) summary; (c) final thought; (d) closing; and (e) invite questions.
We also learned expressions for each of these parts of a presentation. All of our presentation materials and today's slide presentation are in the Presentation section of the website. Also, you can find the Presentation Outline template in that section.
1. Blog Comment #8
2. Discussion Preparation
3. Presentation Outline
Blog Question #8:
Give your opinion on one of these topics. Use the opinion structure from our lesson:
opinion: I think ... is better than ...
reason: This is because...
support: (examples or explanations)
Which is better the countryside or the city?
Which is better, football or baseball?
Which is better, textbooks or tablets?
Which is better, ramen or soba?
Which is better, Facebook or Line?