Talk Topics

Just clearing out the cobwebs here… far too long since I used this blog. 😉

TASK: You are to prepare a fact based talk of between 2 and 5 minutes. You can choose the topic, and also the approach you take, but everyone must complete the task. In case you cannot think of a topic by yourself, here are the four I suggested in class… and also some possible approaches. Please feel free to use one if you cannot think of your own!


Homelessness: This is a natural extension of The Garbage King. How you approach it is up to you. Do you want to talk about reasons people become homeless — is it ever a choice? Perhaps you think we doo too much to help homeless people… or not enough… in fact, just what DO we do to help them? Maybe it is an age thing? Should society only help young homeless people?

The dog ate my homework… I had to force him, but he ate it!

Homework: Did you know that is some countries homework is banned? Or that some people think it actually harms learners rather than helping them? Or that it is your parents who ask schools to give more homework more than anyone else? What do you think of it? 😉

Scotland and the EU: Topical and in the news… so easy to find out things. But what do you think? Is Scotland better in the EU and the UK. Better in the EU and out of the UK? Better in the UK but out of the EU? Or some other permutation?

Media Representation of Women or Men: Do the media present people fairly or do they give us the wrong impression of men and women? Should people who make music videos be more responsible? Do you want to be like Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor or Katy Perry when you got up… and the same question for the girls! 😉

I’ll post the rules later, but in the meantime, make sure you have a topic selected and start researching.


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