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Figures of Speech – Teach a Kid to Argue

  • 19/4/09 – “How to Teach a Child to Argue. Why would any sane parent teach his kids to talk back? Because, this father found, it actually increased family harmony.” This could have great application in P4C / thinking skills, or just conflict resolution. Essentially, it focuses on arguments/persuasive rhetoric founded in logic, reputation and emotion. This could also provide the basis for an interesting speaking and listening or persuasive writing lesson.


Movie and film trailers, teaser trailers, video clips.

ProCon.org – great site for finding both sides of an argument.

ProCon.org – Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

tags: english.persuasion, english.writing, resources

  • 15/3/08 – Great stuff: discusses both sides of tricky issues very well. Only some are suitable for primary-aged pupils and they should not use this website themselves.
    – post by teachinglinks

Watch UK TV ads free – tellyAds

Watch UK TV ads free – tellyAds – as it says! Ideal for English / Media work


PocketMovies.net – 3D animation, adverts and trailers.