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CLIP 739

Developing argument

Developing argument
Key Info
  • Developing argument
  • Duration: 03:32
  • Journalist Jeremy Bowen, TV presenter Lisa Rogers and cricketer Mark Ramprakash explore the process of developing an argument. This is done through modelling the use of counter argument - for every point Lisa makes as to why football is a better sport than cricket, Mark delivers a counter argument. Jeremy Bowen stresses the importance of investigating all sides through exploring facts and points of view, before putting an argument forward.
  • Subject:



    Speaking and Listening

  • Keywords: speaking and listening, argument, counter argument, point of view, investigate, subjective, objective, fact, opinion
Ideas for use in class
  • Through the use of role play and working in pairs, students can play a counter argument game. Every point made has to be countered. As a class, ask students to create a lits of useful connectives which they will need to develop counter argument. 'Yes but...' is used in this clip. What other connectives could they use to add variety and to develop thought?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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