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Oral Language


A Debate with your mate! In pairs, make an argument for or against the following topics. Do you and your partner agree or disagree?


ƒ What time do you usually go to bed at? Do you think you should go to bed earlier? Why/Why not?


ƒ What do you eat for your breakfast? Do you think this is a healthy option? Why/Why not?


ƒ What do you do when you get home from school? Are you tired? Why/Why not?


ƒ How many hours of TV do you watch a day? Do you think this is too much? Why/Why not?


Writing Genre – Persuasive Writing


The language of persuasion should include: ƒ nouns and pronouns – the Government, the school ƒ the present tense – need, want ƒ technical terms – processed, tax ƒ no personal pronouns – ‘everyone knows’, ‘each of us believes’ Use some of these words and phrases to enhance your persuasive writing.


Adding and


also as well as


Comparing similarly likewise as with


Sequencing


first, second, third finally next


Qualifying but


however although


Illustrating Cause and Effect because so


for example such as


for instance


Contrasting whereas


instead of alternatively therefore


Emphasising above all


in particular especially


A Review, edit and rewrite your persuasive piece about homework. Include the language features shown above.


Check your work using the persuasive self-assessment checklist.


B Art activity Design a poster showing the position you took about homework in your persuasive piece.


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Unit 12 | Persuasive Writing 2


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