Making a point
In this programme, we find out about expressions you can use when you're having a discussion or disagreement with someone and you want to 'make a point' - make a statement or tell them what you think about something. We do this with the help of clips from a discussion between the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair and a BBC journalist.
After you have listened to the programme, get some more practice using the quizzes below.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?
Now it's time for you to have a go at practising the language we've looked at in this programme. Part A is a short listening activity and part B requires you to arrange words into sentences. Good luck!
A. LISTENING ACTIVITY Here's a task: Listen to this conversation. See if you can spot four expressions used to show disagreement.
B. ARRANGING WORDS
You are the Minister of Health and a journalist is interviewing you about your plans to stop people from smoking in public places. You want to explain why the ban is a good idea, but you are a bit nervous and get your words mixed up. Rearrange the sentences so that they make sense, using the expressions we heard in the programme.
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