Learning HOW to read : Media Triggers

This article is primarily focused on the topic of how to read the news.

I doubt that many people today would consider themselves to be illiterate but in reality many people are effectively illiterate because they don’t know “HOW” to read and analyze the news. For example, since Donald Trump became president of the United States the mainstream media has gone absolutely crazy with stories about him and for a while there I read everything that they published. And then I stopped. Why? Because I actually do know “HOW” to read and I realized that almost every headline was misleading¹ and every article devoid of anything approaching relevancy. In short, I realized that I would not learn anything from the reading. Let me explain.

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The Oral/Verbal Presentation of a Speech – English as a Second Language

Recently author and writer M.M. Justine spoke with me about her fear of having to give a speech and I shared with her some tips about speech writing and public speaking. I actually teach this in my Conversational English classes in China.

I recently re-presented on this new site one of my teaching articles specifically about writing speeches. Today I am going to talk about the physical act of giving a speech – the public speaking part.

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The future of education should evolve back into our past

With our new administration it is obvious our schools are going to change. I don’t believe it will be a change for the better but rather changes back to our past. I’m not saying this is a good or bad thing because as elders of our society we didn’t turn out weak or poor. Can our new standards produce the same results?

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Planning a Presentation or a Speech in English as a Second Language

The One Child Policy has finally affected the number of students entering higher education in China and as a result the Entrance Examination Score required in third tier colleges is lower than in previous years and students now studying English are doing so with less ability than earlier students. They often have great trouble writing reasonably decent presentations and speeches.

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Organizing the Points of your Speech or Presentation

In Part One “Planning a Presentation or a Speech in English as a Second Language” we ended with the final results of our research and brainstorming after we removed unwanted information. Now we will proceed with organizing that information.

Chart 4 – In What Order do we use the Information

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The Outline or Bones of a Speech or Presentation

In Part Two (“Organizing the Points of your Speech or Presentation“) of this series about writing a speech we looked at the order of the points, ideas or information that we had researched or brainstormed in preparation for our topic. That article ended with:

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Topic Sentences and Transitions in Speech or Presentation Writing

Writing involves more than just words. In this section we are going to look at paragraphs and their topic sentences and transitions.

In Part 3 of this series (The Outline or Bones of a Speech or Presentation), we looked at the different ways in which you can organize an outline or bones of the writing that you intend to undertake. In that section I used the example of ‘Toilets’ as a topic for writing. I am now going to provide you with a copy of a speech involving just the nine points listed in those outlines/bones.

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Chapter 2 Excerpt ‘Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story’

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The following is an excerpt from ‘Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story.’ There are excerpts from seventeen chapters and the epilogue published here at Kingscalendar.

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Chapter 21 Excerpt ‘Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story’

The following is an excerpt from ‘Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story.’ There are excerpts from seventeen chapters and the epilogue published here at Kingscalendar.

If you like what you see and choose to purchase this book (which no publisher will touch) you will find in it 133 links to stories about China. As the book is only available via my website which is one of those held back by Google (for refusing to engage in their advertising programs – and – for writing about their behavior), the book (pictured on the left) will not receive much publicity and so I would hope that you will – should you like it – recommend it to others on your various social media sites.

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