2P.63:- tuition schoolWrite a persuasive article for your school magazine about why students should not attend school.
3DraftingNow discuss with your classmates which of the following ideas are useful in this writing task.Expensive school fees, becomes a great burden to the family.Help students revise the subjects, improve academic performance.Passive and meaningless method of learning, not good for the all-round development of students.A big waste of time which can be used for ECA.Teachers are very experienced and skilful in preparing students for public examinations.No guarantee of the qualification of the tutors.
4Development of ideas Have you chosen these? Expensive school fees, becomes a great burden to the family.Passive and meaningless method of learning, not good for the all-round development of students.A big waste of time which can be used for ECA.No guarantee of the qualification of the tutors.Try to expand the sentences into longer and more complex ones.
54 Ways of Expanding ideas p.60-61 1. Use adverb of degreeAn overwhelming percentage of students,Most studentsA great number/ proportion of studentsThe majority of our studentsApparently, most students…Some studentsA few studentsA pinch of our studentsHardly any studentsFew studentsNone of the students
62. Use emotive words (adjectives/ verbs) Efficient/ effectiveSuitable/ applicable/ useful/ difficultRewarding/meaningfulEnthusiastic/ bored/ surprisedExhausted/ speechless/ nervousSuffer/ enjoyOvercome with joy/ exhaustionIgnore/ contend/ point outCommit/ dedicate/ devote
73. Giving specific phrases Working for the examinationWorking assiduously to prepare for the public examination which is a matter of life-or-death to themDoing voluntary work is a good thingDoing voluntary work is certainly rewarding to the individual and beneficial to the community.
84. Giving precise vocabulary The students suffer from large stress of examination.The candidates suffer from tremendous stress of public examinations such as the HKCEE or the HKALE.
9Expand the sentences below Expensive school fees, becomes a great burden to the family.Passive and meaningless method of learning, not good for the all-round development of students.A big waste of time which can be used for ECA.No guarantee of the qualification of the tutors.
10Recapping of ideas, p.671. A topic sentence gives us information aboutthe exact ideas of that paragraph.2. Name the four main parts found in most articlesTitleIntroductionContentconclusion
113. The purpose of persuasive writing is to persuade the reader to accept and change their behaviour4. Name two components of persuasive writingUse of adverbs of degreeEmotive wordsGive specific phrasesGive specific vocabulary
125. Emotive words are words that Create strong emotions and feelings in people6. Name two phrases that can be used to introduce examplesFor example, for instance
13Steps in planning a piece of writing What are the steps? Discuss with your group and write the steps.They are:Understand the topic/genre/taskDecide the number of paragraphs you will writeBrainstorm ideas for each paragraph in a mind map.Expand the ideas
14Let’s try an exercise: p.82 Read the title of the topic on p.83 and organize the following ideas about the advantages of having PE classes in schools in the mind map on the space provided.
15Social benefitsSports teach us how to work as a team and cooperate with other people.We can make friends and socialize through playing sports.Sports competitions allow students to support their school and meet teams from other schools.Students who enjoy sports can participate in school sports clubs and organizations.
16Health benefitsStudents who do not have PE classes may get no exercise at all.PE provides students with much needed regular exercise.It is essential that we exercise regularly in our lives. Having a PE lesson at school is an ideal way of teaching students this.Exercising regularly can improve our overall health and reduce the risk of catching common illnesses like colds and flu.
17Learning benefitsStudents who do regular exercise have higher energy levels so they can concentrate better on their academic results.We can learn the importance of discipline and hard work (perseverance) from sports.
18Write the article nowWrite an article for your school newspaper to discuss the advantages of having physical education (PE) classes in schools.Remember to expand the ideasYou can also expand the ideas by adding more informationGive reasons: because/ since/Give results: therefore/ so/ as a result/ consequentlyGive extra information: in addition/ besides/ moreoverGive opposite ideas: however/ yetGive examples: for example/ for instance/ such as
19Another task:p.64Write an article for your school magazine encouraging students to do voluntary work. Write about 250 words.Title:Helping yourself by helping othersBe committed and help othersThe advantages of helping others
20Introduction Try your introduction What is happening nowadays? Give a summary of your ideas.Purpose of the article.Try your introduction
21Introduction What is happening nowadays? Nowadays, most schools in Hong Kong have set up social service groups to organize all kinds of voluntary activities. It is so pleasing to see a huge number of youngsters are enthusiastic about these activities.Give a summary of your ideas:In fact, doing voluntary work is beneficial to both the students and the community.Purpose of the article:I would like to talk about three of the many advantages of being voluntary helpers in this article.
22Discuss: find the useful ideas Earn some quick money.Take up an extra curricular activityLearn to be a caring person.Can kill time easilyLearn to be a leader.Can get someone to help with your homework.Can get a sense of satisfaction by helping people.Learn to be a responsible citizen.Learn necessary life skills
23What have you chosen? Give some examples to support the sentences. School volunteers can get a great sense of satisfaction when they help the needy.e.g. working as a tutor to help new arrivals from the mainland.Doing voluntary work can help high school students become caring and responsible adults.e.g. working as a volunteer in an elderly centreIt is a golden opportunity for them to learn the necessary life skills.e.g. a good chance for developing life skills such as collaborative skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, independent thinking skills
24Signpost words First and foremost, In addition, Moreover, Furthermore, Last but not least,For example,As a result,
25Conclusion: connectives In conclusion,To conclude,In summary,All in all,
26Conclusion Young people should take part in voluntary work It can provide an important service for others in the communityIt is important to learn the life skills to help them become successful and dedicated members of the society.