We are going to discuss the following topic in the next class. Please do the following things to prepare for the discussion and at the same time to improve your speaking skill and expand your vocabulary. Step 1. Read the question and say the answer out loud, imagining you are talking to someone else about it. Step 2. Go to our Website or surf the net for related articles or essays. Read them and learn interesting ideas and vocabulary. Make a mindmap. Step 3. Answer the question orally again. This time combine your ideas with the ideas and vocabulary that you have just learnt from your reading. In the class discussion, make some contribution by sharing your ideas with others. By sharing what you have prepared, you give yourself chance to learn and give others chance to learn from you. Look forwards to hearing your ideas about the following issue J.
TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION IN CLASS
Families who do not send their children to government-financed schools should not be required to pay taxes that support universal education. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer, and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
When families send their children to non-public schools, they must pay tuition and other school expenses. Spending additional money to pay taxes creates an even greater financial hardship for these families. They must make sacrifices, trying to have enough money to pay for school in addition to other bills. For example, my friend Christina is a single mother with an eight-year-old son, Andrew. Christina works at least 10 hours of overtime each week to cover Andrew's school expenses. This gives Christina and Andrew less time to spend together, and she is always so tired that she is impatient with him when they do have family time. Clearly, this extra expense is an unfair burden for hard-working parents like Christina. For many families, public schools have failed to...
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