It’s week 13 for the freshman English conversation class. It’s also festival week.
This is the last week of our advanced level university English conversation class. Let’s quickly review the class objectives contained in syllabus
The objectives were:
- students will expand their vocabulary by developing a working knowledge of at least 300 new words through reading and self study;
- students will improve fluency through regular pair work practice on a wide range of topics;
- students will improve their critical thinking skills by learning and using 12 logical fallacies;
- students will demonstrate their research and organizational skills by making a 5 to 10
minute presentation that includes a critical analysis of one current issues topic.
Last Monday, we completed the analysis of the climate change argument. Time was short so today I would like to do a debrief. I am especially interested in hearing your ideas about the causes and effects of global warming.
Last week, we looked at analogies. Let’s finish analogies this week. We will watch a few videos that make arguments with analogies. This will show us how analogies can be used to make very strong arguments. Then we will finish the analogy worksheets.