We finished up our last round of discussions. We'll be starting pair debates from next week!
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 next week's class, you'll choose your second topic.
Blog Question #5:
In my opinion, I am AGAINST the use of nuclear energy in Japan. This is because nuclear power isn't safe. For example, Japan has many earthquakes, so it's impossible to make nuclear reactors strong enough to withstand an earthquake. Therefore, there is a greater chance of nuclear accidents.
* Write 12-15 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Wednesday, October 28 by 6:00pm.