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Persuasive writing and opinion texts
Looking at gender issues in sport.
belief not founded on certainty or proof.
point of view
لا يقوم الاعتقاد على اليقين أو الإثبات ولكن على ما يبدو محتملاً
to make (someone) do something by reason or charm
My husband persuaded me to come.
talk (someone) into
win (someone) over
twist (someone's) arm
لا يقوم الاعتقاد على اليقين أو الإثبات ولكن على ما يبدو [WR1] محتملاً
When write a persuasive text that tries to convince someone that you have the correct opinion. You often have to use conditional mood ……………. SHOULD WOULD COULD
1. Your opinion What should or should not happen
Women should NOT be able to play contact sport in MENS teams.
Women SHOULD be able to play contact sports in mixed gender teams
2. Your first reason What could or would happen if…….
3. Your Example
4. Your second reason
5. Your example
6. Your Conclusion
A female footy player has been given a six week ban after she played in a men’s comp and it’s got many asking whether women should be allowed to compete alongside men.
This is Casey, she loves footy. She even won her league's best and fairest last season. She's also a big supporter of the Padthaway Lions, the team her dad and grandad played for when they were younger. So, when one of the players was unable to play recently, she didn't think twice.
CASEY MCELROY: I love footy. I had some great mates out there playing that I wanted to play alongside so I saw an opportunity and I took it.
Her debut made history because no woman had played in the men's league before.
CASEY MCELROY: It was one of the best sporting moments of my life, it really was up there just seeing everyone as I was running out, seeing dad and pop there on the side line. Pop had no idea I was playing, and he had a grin from ear to ear the whole game he was chuffed, it's what we've always dreamed of and you know for me to be in the same guernsey as my dad was wearing it was pretty unreal.
But Casey's history making moment was against the rules because she wasn't registered. Although she couldn't have registered because women aren't allowed in the men's comp. She was handed a 6-week ban from the women's comp next season and the Padthaway club was fined $2000 which has caused a fair bit of debate.
COREY WINGARD, SA SPORTS MINISTER: A six game ban for a player who just wants to get out and play I think is perhaps a little harsh.I regret that its affected the club definitely. I'll wear whatever penalty I get but as far as playing I don't regret that at all. I had so much fun out there and I'm so thankful for the opportunity that I can't regret it.
When you're a kid you're allowed to play in mixed Aussie Rules competitions. But after the age of 14 women and men can't play on the same team. The AFL says there's a good reason for that, women are typically smaller and lighter than men, so it can be unsafe for them to compete against men in such a physical sport. Although not everyone agrees. Some reckon that women should be allowed to compete against men if they want to. So, what do you think?
KID 1: I think they should be able to compete in the same team and be equal with each other and just be able to do whatever they want to do in sport.
KID 2: Physical issues are obviously one of the biggest factors because men are born with a bigger physical body.
KID 3: The only thing would be the physical advantage of men. But at the same time some women are stronger and taller, and they love the sport, so I think they should be able to play.
KID 4: If you can play as well as a boy I don't see why you should be separated, like it's the same ability.
Why women and men should / should not play contact sports together.