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Nature  Oct 18 Your English




           Looking back on what you have studied, discuss the following items.



                  Conversation Strategies



           After hearing an opinion or expressing your own idea – follow up and ask for a reason or
           give a reason to support your opinion. If you think the same way, use the agree strategy.
           Also, don’t be afraid to disagree! You will be able to share more opinions.


                 Asking for Reasons (AR)                    Giving Reasons (GR)

                  Why (do you think so?)                       One reason is...
                        How come?                            Another reason is...
                   Can you tell me why?                 It’s (mainly/partly) because...

                        Agreeing (A)                           Disagreeing (D)

                    I agree! Good point!                  I’m sorry but I disagree...
                         That’s right!                         Nice idea, but...




        Steps     Preparation


           With your partner brainstorm ways that we can help protect and protect people against future
           hurricanes. Then exchange these ideas with another group.


                                                                                                 For example
                                                                                            Do something to stop
                                                                                              global warming...




                                                     Ways to help










                  Conversation



           Talk about the following topics for 8 minutes per group. Make sure you use all the phrases
           above to ask and give your reasons. Don’t forget to agree and disagree too.


           1. How does global warming affect hurricanes?
           2. Should governments prepare more for the hurricane season? For example?
           3. Have you ever experienced a strong hurricane or typhoon?

      8    4. How can people recover from the three recent hurricanes?
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