B1 Speaking Skills – Have your say

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.

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One response to “B1 Speaking Skills – Have your say

  1. Erinia

    Thank you very much for the blog,
    Sorry that last week I had not enter a comment about the exercises.
    In my opinion is very helpfull that you try to create a blog with different examples to practice at home.
    I was reading some of the comments from the link that you had post us, I read only a few because there were hundreds, but I find it very useful, and I made a small list of expressions and structures, which I hope to go slowly making it bigger.
    Thanks a lot

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