Make a one-minute speech on the topic: "Youth" on the web-site for teachers and learners of English as a secondary language from a German point of view
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Make a one-minute speech on "Youth"
 

"The youth today loves luxury, is ill-mannered, ignores authority and has no respect for age. Today's children are tyrants. They no longer stand up when an older person enters the room. They argue with their parents, talk during meals and tyrannize their teachers."
 

Make up a one-minute speech stating your opinion. The following functions may help you.
 
Introduction:
a) Let's examine what .... means.
It is generally believed that...
Most people think that...
At first sight this statement seems to be true.
b) The first thing that comes to my mind is..
In the first place I'd like to say that..
First of all let's get the facts straight.
Let's begin with the fact that...
Let me make quite clear from the start that...
The first question we have to answer is if/wh...
First we must define what we mean by..
Let's start by weighing up the pros and cons.
Development:
a) I'm of the opinion that...
b) It might be argued that..
One could well say that... 
It is often generally accepted that..
There is some evidence to suggest that..
On the one hand .. but on the other hand ..
c) Nevertheless ...
However..
It is only partly true that..
Although...
Every argument has two sides.
Take for example.. 
There seems to be a contradiction here.
Let us now return to..
d) This brings me to the next point.
A further point to consider is... 
We have to admit that...
It is important to realize that...
In addition to this point I want to stress ...
Moreover.....
There can be no doubt that
Everybody knows that this is so.
Conclusion:
It is for this reason that I believe that
The simple truth is that..
It is only fair to say that....
My own view of the matter is...
So all in all I believe that...


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Table of Contents
Stating your opinion:
Make a one-minute speech on "Youth"
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Example: I, too,
was a schoolboy
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Summary
writing
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