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Articles, video clips, transcripts and podcasts for analysis in the English classroom.
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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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Ed Gannon: Red tape and stupid rules giving paddock trees the chop | The Weekly Times

Ed Gannon: Red tape and stupid rules giving paddock trees the chop | The Weekly Times | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
THERE are few more majestic sights than a beautiful old tree standing alone in a vast, empty paddock. But it appears that when the current crop of old paddock trees across Victoria die and topple over, there could be few new trees to replace them.
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4th June 2019 Argument analysis worksheet for EAL and English students: This opinion piece from the Weekly Times tackles an unusual topic for city dwellers. You can download the worksheet (with answers) from the Members area of our website. Great for a lesson on analysing language and argument!

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Mega-billboard on Swanston Street will add nothing and only take away

Mega-billboard on Swanston Street will add nothing and only take away | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
By Nicola PhilpApril 3, 2019 — 11.45pmMelbourne is to have yet another bauble added to its collection of rainbow night-time lights, this one with a whopping 305
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6th May 2019 worksheet: this opinion piece lends itself well to analysis of the structure of the argument. You will find the free worksheet (with suggested answers) in the Members area of our website, as usual.

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The alt-right will be thanking #EggBoy

The alt-right will be thanking #EggBoy | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
No matter how much we want to throw eggs at someone, we simply need to know and do better.
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26.3.19 EAL Argument Analysis: This week's worksheet (with answers) looks at the reaction to the infamous EggBoy incident in Melbourne last week. Get the worksheet by logging in to the Membership area of our website.

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Why Australian retailers should respect the past and rename their 'Black Friday' sales

Why Australian retailers should respect the past and rename their 'Black Friday' sales | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
We should remember past disasters - such as the 1939 Black Friday bushfires in which 71 people died - and learn from them.
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English/EAL argument analysis worksheet 12 February 2019. The worksheet for studentscan be downloaded (for free) from the Members area of  our website. Login or sign up - no cost.

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Letter: Drought is a fact of farming in Australia

Letter: Drought is a fact of farming in Australia | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Australia has experienced drought many times in the past and will experience drought again in the future.
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3.9.18 EAL & English argument analysis worksheet. The drought is much in the news at present. Here is a worksheet that steps students through the analysis of one impassioned viewpoint. Get the worksheet in the Members area of our website.

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Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced

Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Society has an unfortunate habit of going a bit bonkers whenever new technology comes out that children consume in droves. But when it comes to violent video games, the evidence is now pretty clear.
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25 June 2018 EAL Argument analysis: You will find the structured worksheet in the Members area of our website. It has also been emailed to subscribers to our EAL discussion list. To find out more, visit the BBE website. www.boobookeducation.com.au

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Our collective duty to get a flu shot

Our collective duty to get a flu shot | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: Each of us has not only a responsibility to our children and to our elderly relatives, but to the entire community.
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Argument analysis worksheet 15 May 2018: Compulsory vaccinations - for good or for ill? This article is the focus of the worksheet. See the free worksheet in the Members area of our website (it includes suggested answers). Sign up to be a member (no cost) and get these worksheets regularly for use in the classroom.

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Cyclists and helmets: Why wouldn't I want to protect my head and brain?

Cyclists and helmets: Why wouldn't I want to protect my head and brain? | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Readers discuss whether helmets should be compulsory for all cyclists.
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Concussion is irreversible brain damage: we need to have this conversation | Ian Roberts | Sport | The Guardian

Concussion is irreversible brain damage: we need to have this conversation | Ian Roberts | Sport | The Guardian | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
After a long rugby league career I wasn’t getting out without a scratch. But the news shocked me
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Argument Analysis worksheet 6 March 2018: an excellent opinion piece for analysis of how cause and effect are used to persuade an audience. The worksheet is 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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Emojis can make us as happy as talking face to face. What's not to ❤️? | Alex Hern | Opinion | The Guardian

Emojis can make us as happy as talking face to face. What's not to ❤️? | Alex Hern | Opinion | The Guardian | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
A well-placed icon also adds useful tone and clarity to text conversations, says Guardian UK technology editor Alex Hern
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29.7.19 Argument analysis worksheet for English & EAL students. You will find the worksheet that goes with this article in the Members area of our website. Suggested answers are provided for teachers. Login from the BBE home page, or if you are not already a member you can sign up (at no cost) to access this and many other worksheets.

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Australia needs a road safety revolution to stop people dying in truck crashes

Australia needs a road safety revolution to stop people dying in truck crashes | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
In 93 per cent of fatalities involving trucks, the other driver was fault. People don't treat trucks with the caution and respect that a 60-tonne vehicle should get. Trucks cannot turn, accelerate or brake like a car.
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20 May 2019 Argument analysis worksheet for VCE EAL and English. A structured argument that makes use of persuasive language to promote a point of view about road safety. The worksheet, with answers, is in the Members area of our website. Login or sign up - no cost - to download the worksheet.

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Assange & Folau: Peas in a pod? One tells the truth, the other shares his belief

Assange & Folau: Peas in a pod? One tells the truth, the other shares his belief | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Age readers discuss the recent comparison of the plights of Julian Assange and Israel Folau.
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24 April 2019: EAL/English argument worksheet. This letter from The Age goes with this week's worksheet, which you can obtain in the Members area of our NEW website!

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It needs to stop: 'Cheat day' lunchbox sends girls wrong message

It needs to stop: 'Cheat day' lunchbox sends girls wrong message | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Food is not the enemy.
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25  February 2019 Argument worksheet for EAL and English students: this is the article, get the worksheet with sample answers from the free Members area of our website.

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Australia Day: Support our First Peoples' call to change the date

Australia Day: Support our First Peoples' call to change the date | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Readers discuss the significance of Australia Day and the date it is held.
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29 January 2019: Argument analysis worksheet for English and EAL students - with answers.

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Worksheet: Adam Bandt's tweet 

Adam Bandt's tweet about coal-fired power stations has loads for analysis!

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23July 2018: Argument analysis worksheet for EAL and English students. Our latest FREE worksheet is available in the Members area of our website, and has been circulated to members via email. it comes with suggested answers and is suitable for students in years 10-12. Who would have thought a Tweet had so much material in it? 

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Mandatory sentencing -free worksheet

28 May 2018: Analysing argument worksheet. This week's free student worksheet (with answers) is now available in the Members area of our website. It's about the issue of mandatory sentencing, which has been in the news recently after the assault of a paramedic in Melbourne. Membership - sign in

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The truth about crime and ethnicity

The truth about crime and ethnicity | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Politically motivated misinformation and distortion undermine our entire community.
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30 April 2018: Argument analysis. This article is the source for our free worksheet for students in Years 10 -12. The worksheet is available in the members area of our website (login/register - it's free). A complete set of answers is provided. 

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Smartphones, and how they became our dumbest way to communicate

Smartphones, and how they became our dumbest way to communicate | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
They were supposed to revolutionise the way we interacted. Instead, conversation and laughter began to disappear.
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Argument Analysis worksheet 19 March 2018: This article uses questions as the structure for presenting a point of view, and the worksheet picks up on that technique. You can access it in the members area of our website - just login (or register if you haven't already - it's free).

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