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Gain fluency: learn how to discuss your viewpoint

5 years ago
There are three types of persuasive strategies, used in arguments to support claims and respond to opposing arguments. A good argument will use a combination of all three appeals to make its case, but you can practice one at a time if your goal is to learn how to discuss your point of view on a topic or issue.

Start by taking one of the proposed strategies below and start learning how to defend your contention (in English) and gain fluency when you participate in a discussion:

– Logic: a logical argument, an appeal to logic or reason. EXAMPLE:

"You won't find any deer along this road. In 25 years of driving the same route, I haven’t seen a single one."

– Ethics or values: appeals based on the reliability, credibility, or expertise of the issue or the speaker. EXAMPLE:

"Doctors all over the world recommend this type of treatment."
– Emotion and needs: appeals to the audience's needs, values, or emotions. EXAMPLE:

"There’s no price that can be placed on peace of mind. Our advanced security systems will protect the well-being of your family so that you can sleep soundly at night."

Write your own EXAMPLES, defending your own opinions:

If you want to have an enjoyable learning experience and improve your fluency, please do not hesitate to contact me here and take a trial lesson so that we can come up with a learning plan for you. See you soon!
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