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Intro to oral presentation and issues


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Intro to oral presentation and issues

  1. 1. Using Language to Persuade Unit 1 Outcome 3
  2. 2. Outcome 3  On completion of this unit the student should be able to identify and analyse how language is used in a persuasive text and to present a reasoned point of view in an oral or a written form. Assessment Tasks  A persuasive oral on an issue selected by the student. 5 – 8 minutes  Written anaylsis 600 – 700 words on written or visual texts on a issue selected by the teacher.
  3. 3. What is an Issue? An issue is an important topic causing disagreement and debate. Daily newspapers are full of issues that face our society, including climate change, drug addiction, sexism, health care, crime, asylum seekers, gambling and racism. There is often disagreement over how we should address important issues. Possible solutions to these issues are discussed and debated in the news media. Newspapers, television and blogs all feature arguments from different perspectives. People contribute to the debate and discussion, too - writing letters, commenting on articles, calling talkback radio, tweeting and emailing.This debate and discussion also informs how politicians respond to the issue and, ultimately, the types of policies they create to deal with such issues. “AN ISSUE IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC THAT CAUSES DISAGREEMENT AND DEBATE.”
  4. 4. What are some issues?  Look through the selection of newspapers and write down some issues that are covered. Look particularly at the Editorial, Letters to the Editor, Political cartoon, Comment and Opinion pieces.  Go online:       Make a list of 10 issues. Select an issue. Make sure it is something you feel strongly about.
  5. 5. What makes a good talk? Ted Talks  Watch the Ted talks on the Weebly  What devices do these use?  Now explain to the person beside you what you felt made these talks effective. Record your brief report. Listen back to yourself. What did you notice about the way you speak.
  6. 6. Persuasive Oral Assessment Task  A persuasive oral of 4 – 6 minutes on an issue selected by you.  You may work with a partner or by yourself. You will be marked seperately.  Your purpose is to persuade the audience to your point of view.
  7. 7. Persuasive Oral  Have a clear contention/argument  Have an interesting beginning  Use emotive language. Appeal to emotions in your listeners  Do some research. Gather evidence.  Refute at least 2 arguments some one would argue on the opposite side of the issue
  8. 8. Persuasive Oral  You may use a powerpoint to support your talk or props BUT only images and a couple of dot points are permitted on each slide.  No A4 pieces of paper. You may learn your speech off by heart or use palm cards.  Audience – a small group or in front of class. AND RELAX