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Convincing an audience to agree with your opinion

I can make an audience agree with me by giving convincing reasons that support my opinions.

New
New
Year 2

Convincing an audience to agree with your opinion

I can make an audience agree with me by giving convincing reasons that support my opinions.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. An audience is a group of people listening or watching a performance or speaker
  2. An audience can be convinced to feel a certain way
  3. Convincing an audience requires strong reasons

Common misconception

All reasons to support an opinion are equally convincing.

Pupils should know that some reasons are more convincing than others and the one used should be the most convincing.

Keywords

  • Audience - An audience is a group of people listening or watching a performance or speaker.

  • Convince - Convince means to persuade or make someone agree with you.

This lesson is the very beginning of an introduction to debating and teaching the pupils how to have a desired impact on an audience. Encourage the children to stand up and share their opinions in front of a group.
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6 Questions

Q1.
What is an opinion?
what a person does
Correct answer: what a person thinks or believes
what a person says
Q2.
A person's opinion belongs to whom?
Correct answer: them
their friends
nobody
Q3.
Adding a reason to explain your opinion will ...
make your opinion harder to understand.
Correct answer: make your opinion easier to understand.
make others disagree with your opinion.
Q4.
What does the word 'because' signal to the audience?
that you are finished speaking
that you are giving your opinion
Correct answer: that you are about to give a reason why you have a certain opinion
Q5.
Which is the correct order to give an opinion with a reason in?
Correct answer: opinion first, then reason
reason first, then opinion
it doesn't matter which order
Q6.
Which of these is a good reason for the opinion 'summer is the best season'?
it gets too hot
Correct answer: it is mostly sunny
it comes after spring

6 Questions

Q1.
What are a group of people called who gather together to watch a performance or listen to a speaker?
a family
Correct answer: an audience
a band
Q2.
What word means to persuade someone to do something or agree with you?
construct
complain
Correct answer: convince
Q3.
How can a speaker convince an audience to think or feel a certain way?
Correct answer: give them a good reason to do so
pay them money to do so
ask them politely to do so
Q4.
What effect will standing-up straight, smiling and making eye-contact have on the audience when you are speaking?
it will make them think you are being cheeky
it will make them think you are speaking to an audience for the first time
Correct answer: it will make them think you are friendly, grown-up and doing something formal
Q5.
'Which' and 'so' are joining words that can be used to add __________ to an opinion and reason.
Correct answer: extra detail
extra opinions
extra pictures
Q6.
Which of these is the most convincing reason to support the opinion 'the best meal is a Sunday roast'?
because it can be eaten on a Sunday
Correct answer: because it contains lots of different vegetables
because it takes a long time to make