Persuasive Techniques: Matching Exercise

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Persuasive Techniques- Matching Exercise

TASK ONE: Match the persuasive technique to the definition.

|Alliteration |Using words like ‘we’, ‘you’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ to make your audience think you are talking only to them. | |Groups of Three |When you pick holes in your opposition’s argument so that your point of view sounds better. | |Emotive language |To go over the top and make things sound better or worse than they are. | |Repetition |When three adjectives or phrases are used together to make them stand out. | |Rhetorical questions |Repeating words or phrases so that they stick in your audience’s mind. | |Exaggeration |Using words that make people feel sad, angry, upset, sympathetic or guilty. | |Personal pronouns |Repeating the consonant sounds at the beginning of words to make them stand out. | |Criticise the other person’s point of |Using questions that don’t need an answer to get the audience to think. | |view | |


Imagine you are trying to persuade your parents to allow you to stay out late.

Which 4 persuasive techniques would you use?

For each one, write a sentence which is persuasive.

e.g. Don't you remember what it was like when you were my age? When everyone else was out and you had to sit in?

Cut these up as a matching exercise

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