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The Bad Boys review: this high-energy kids caper has a plot that bamboozles everyone

The Bad Boys review: this high-energy kids caper has a plot that bamboozles everyone | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The Bad Guys – based on the hugely successful kids’ books written by Australian author Aaron Blabey – is fast, free-wheeling and very loud.
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This film review is the basis for the free argument analysis worksheet available on our website: www.boobookeducaton.com.au

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STOP IT … OR COP IT - YouTube

Over 16,500 NSW Police are out there.

Police vehicles can enforce the road rules - Anywhere, anytime. So if you drink and drive, speed, don't wear a sea
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This video, along with a very brief letter to the editor, is the subject of this week's argument and language analysis worksheet.
There's a whole series of these videos from the NSW Government: very short persuasive texts, and a great opportunity to engage students in a consideration of the strategies available in multi-modal texts.

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Boys Light Up: Walking Fyre Festival Scott Morrison Welding Torches Himself In The Face

Boys Light Up: Walking Fyre Festival Scott Morrison Welding Torches Himself In The Face | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
During a trip to the Northern Territory, Scott Morrison tried his hand at something he definitely wasn't qualified to do.
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Despite their raffish charm, let’s get wigs out of court

Despite their raffish charm, let’s get wigs out of court | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
I don’t want to ditch tradition just for the hell of it. But wigs are not delightfully eccentric anachronisms - they represent everything that’s wrong with law and justice in Australia today.
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Susie O’Brien: Grand Final should be no jab, no entry | Herald Sun

Susie O’Brien: Grand Final should be no jab, no entry | Herald Sun | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Going to the footy is no longer just a pleasant family outing – it’s now a potentially life-threatening event.
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Connection

Connection | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Scoop.it enables professionals and businesses to research and publish content through its content curation tool.
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https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/susie-obrien/victoria-comes-second-fiddle-to-nsw-in-federal-covid-support/news-story/5db02e3ef0537f1f5e7ad7f100b65fa6

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An old white man walks into a bar. Have you heard this joke?

An old white man walks into a bar. Have you heard this joke? | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Every few months, like an unfunny running joke, we are forced to listen to an old white famous man claim that ‘cancel culture’ is ruining comedy.
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20 April 2021 Argument analysis worksheet for VCE English and EAL. This article is the basis for this week's worksheet, which you can download from the Members area of our website. An answer guide is provided.

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We're getting more Blam! Blam! and less Blah Blah from public officials. Keep it coming!

We're getting more Blam! Blam! and less Blah Blah from public officials. Keep it coming! | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Time and again we are seeing public officials actually say memorable stuff, in clear language, simply because the stakes are so high.
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8th September 2020 Argument analysis worksheet:

Remembering Sir Humphrey in Yes Minister, the writer of this week’s opinion piece states: “Time and again we are seeing public officials actually say memorable stuff, in clear language, simply because the stakes are so high.” The topic is anti-lockdown protests. Our worksheet takes students through the argument, including scaffolded questions for EAL students. 

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OP-ED: Bettina Arndt should not be on campus

OP-ED: Bettina Arndt should not be on campus | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
CW: Sexual Assault There exists a right to free speech but there also exists a right not to be intimidated, belittled and silenced. On Tuesday 11th September, the Liberal Club will host Arndt as part…
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5 August 2020 English/EAL argument worksheet. Read the article and complete the worksheet available in the Members area of our website. The worksheet was also emailed to registered students.

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Coronavirus: Banana bread becoming a self-isolation must | Nine News Australia

This delicious loaf has become a self-isolation staple with internet searches for “banana bread recipes” surging 350 per cent during the pandemic, according to Google Trends.

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27 May 2020 EAL listening activity. The worksheet - with suggested answers - can be downloaded from the Members area of our website. We hope you enjoy it!

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I don’t want my rights shackled to appeasing conservatives

I don’t want my rights shackled to appeasing conservatives | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
To those who worry the recent High Court decision will be misused by opponents of constitutional recognition, I say it is better to aim high and raise Australia with us.
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Argument analysis worksheet 19 February 2020: this week’s article is written by Stan Grant, addressing the High Court’s decision last week that Indigenous Australians cannot be considered ‘Alien’ if born overseas. It’s a piece of writing that deserves close analysis. The worksheet comes with suggested answers and a link to the article as well. Login to the Members area of our website, where you will find the worksheet.

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Australian women's sport deserves overdue pay reward following long struggle - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian women's sport deserves overdue pay reward following long struggle - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Prominent Australian sporting codes may be remembered fondly for doing the right thing by the pioneers of women's sport and their talented successors, and it will be the young female athletes who benefit in the future, writes Richard Hinds.
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11.11.19: Argument analysis worksheet: you'll find this in the Members area of our website.

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OP-ED: Bettina Arndt should not be on campus

OP-ED: Bettina Arndt should not be on campus | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
CW: Sexual Assault There exists a right to free speech but there also exists a right not to be intimidated, belittled and silenced. On Tuesday 11th September, the Liberal Club will host Arndt as part of her national university tour. Arndt will present her theory that the rape crisis on university campuses is a myth.…
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13 August 2019 Argument analysis worksheet for VCE English and EAL: This article is the basis for a worksheet examining an opinion piece by the student newspaper of Sydney University on the issue of free speech. You will find the worksheet (with suggested answers) in the Members area of the BBE website.

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Filler Words and Floor Holders: The Sounds Our Thoughts Make

Filler Words and Floor Holders: The Sounds Our Thoughts Make | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
So, well, okay, um, like, you know, right?
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Christine Holgate, Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins form Safety, Respect, Equity alliance | Daily Telegraph

Christine Holgate, Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins form Safety, Respect, Equity alliance | Daily Telegraph | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Prominent Australian women have formed a powerful new alliance calling for concrete actions to protect women and children from violence, harassment and to end discrimination.
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Timing of year 12 change to GAT less than ideal

Timing of year 12 change to GAT less than ideal | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Literacy and numeracy assessment will form part of a revamped General Achievement Test but some say the move has shifted the goal posts for year 12 students.
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Melbourne barrister takes umbrage after someone says ‘fuckwit’ during online court case | Victoria | The Guardian

Melbourne barrister takes umbrage after someone says ‘fuckwit’ during online court case | Victoria | The Guardian | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Judge says the perpetrator likely thought he was on mute and ‘people are entitled to have their thoughts and even mutter them under their breath’
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Choosing your senior school subjects doesn't have to be scary. Here are 6 things to keep in mind

Choosing your senior school subjects doesn't have to be scary. Here are 6 things to keep in mind | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
There are some myths about senior schooling kids and parents need to know. They include the idea everyone needs an ATAR to get into university, and that year 12 must be stressful. Neither are necessarily true.
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Let Australians in India return home

Let Australians in India return home | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
If our quarantine system is not capable of dealing with a surge in cases after all this time, surely the question has to be asked as to why not.
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11 May 2021Argument analysis worksheet.

This week’s worksheet is an editorial that discusses the travel ban on Australians returning from India. The focus is on the main contention and supporting arguments, the staging of the argument, and visual language. It’s suitable for both EAL and English students. You'll find the worksheet in the Members area of our website.

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A clamour for justice our leaders cannot ignore

A clamour for justice our leaders cannot ignore | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Australian women, worn down by entrenched misogyny, discrimination and violence, have had enough. The message from today’s March 4 Justice rallies must be heeded.
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18.3.21 Argument analysis worksheet. This week's worksheet is based on the following article. Stepping students through the structure of the argument, it’s ideal for English and EAL students, and it comes with an answer guide for teachers. You’ll find it in the Members area of our website.

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Young men are more likely to believe COVID-19 myths. So how do we actually reach them?

Young men are more likely to believe COVID-19 myths. So how do we actually reach them? | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
We can’t expect young men to access reliable COVID-19 messages from people they don’t know, through media they don’t use.
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11 August 2020 EAL/English worksheet: this article examines the issue of young men being susceptible to misinformation about COVID-19. You will find the worksheet that takes students through the argument and the reasoning, with answers supplied for the teacher, in the Members area of our website.

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I have a message for knuckle-dragging engine-running bastards who keep their cars idling

I have a message for knuckle-dragging engine-running bastards who keep their cars idling | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The smell of exhaust drives me nuts - and right now it is everywhere.
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23 June 2020 Argument analysis worksheet. A  humorous article about idling cars and pollution is the source for this week’s worksheet. Download the article and get the worksheet (with suggested answers) in the Members area of our website.

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Sustainable future a cost we must bear

Sustainable future a cost we must bear | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Victoria only converts about 4 per cent of waste to energy. There is potential for growth.
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4 March 2020 Argument analysis worksheet for English and EAL students: Waste management is in the news! Victoria is introducing a 4-bin system and is spending large on research into waste management. And this is just part of what’s proposed. This week’s worksheet dissects The Age editorial on the matter. Here is the editorial and the worksheet is in the Members area of our website.

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A day to reflect on blessings and duties

A day to reflect on blessings and duties | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
This Australia Day, we should reflect on the fact we are lucky to live in a place where 95 per cent of us feel we have someone to turn to when in need.
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5 February 2020 Argument analysis worksheet. You know the drill - login to the Members area of our website to download the free worksheet (with answers) that provides questions about this editorial. Ideal for supplementing your English and EAL class activities.

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Today's lesson: a safe planet is a human right

Today's lesson: a safe planet is a human right | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The drought is creeping right up to our front door steps. Months and months without rain in regional Australia, following the hottest summer on record
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27 August 2019 Argument analysis for English & EAL students. This week's worksheet is based on this opinion piece about student protests over climate change inaction. You will find the worksheet, as always, in the Members area of our website. It's free!

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