Here are the links to the two news stories we discussed in class today. Below the texts you can read some of the opinions that people posted in response to the stories.
Should we know more about our food: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/haveyoursay/2010/08/should_we_know_more_about_the.html
How should schools teach religion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/haveyoursay/2010/06/how_should_schools_teach_relig.html
Here are some things you can use the texts for:
1) Read the replies and find one that matches your opinion exactly. 2) Make a note of any interesting vocabulary related to the subject. 3) Find 5-10 different expressions/structures used for giving an opinion or responding to a opinion. 4) Which of these expressions/structures are the most frequently used? 5) Write a response to the original text summarising your opinion and comparing the situation in Britain to Spain. Try to use some of the expressions you found in the texts to express your ideas. You can try posting here on the website or send me an email. I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts.