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GBC 3 How to make an argument

Connections, evidence, flow & strength

The previous lesson was about introductions and conclusions. This lesson is about making an argument. This is the body of your answer. Do well with this and you will increase your chances of getting a better score on the communication of information part of the G.B.C. test.
 

Introduction: 

Roughly one third of the G.B.C. score is related to your ability to make an argument and communicate a message effectively. Let's talk about what makes a good argument, and how you can develop one.

Warm Up: 

What is an argument? What are the parts of an argument?

Language: 

We are going to look at making claims, and how to use evidence and reasoning to support your claim.

For the purposes of this lesson, we will look at the following GBC-style question:

Which city is the best city in the world?

Answer this question for your teacher.

Your teacher will evaluate your argument. You'll then discuss the parts of an argument: claims, evidence and reasoning. After that, brainstorm a new, better, stronger argument to answer the question.

Practice: 

Now answer one of these questions with a strong argument:

  1. Why do foreign companies sometimes struggle to succeed in Japan?
  2. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
  3. What do you think about the Tokyo Olympics?