PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Opinions and Persuasion
January 21, 2005
Today, we will begin reading our text, Pre GED
Reading, in the section on Brochures and Advertisements. This
kind of reading is important because it helps us to form
opinions about what to do (and buy!).
Recently, I read an article in
The New Yorker on Hayao Miyazaki, the famous Japanese
animation (anime) director. In the article, he is very unhappy
to hear that some children are watching his films again and
again. Instead, he says, “Don’t do that! Let them see it once a
year, at most.” He feels that TV or DVD’s “deprive them
[children] of the world they go out to find, touch, and taste.”
With your group, discuss the
following questions. One of your group members will tell the
whole class your answers. One group member should write down
When you were a young child, what
were your favourite play activities?
How much reading did you do when
you were young? What were your favourite books?
How much TV did you watch when you
were a child? Did your parents have any time limits? How many
TVs did you have?
What, in your opinion, might be the
harmful effects of watching too much TV on young children?
Include video/computer games as part of your discussion.
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