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<ul><li> 1. Whenever you make that overdue visit to see the grandparents, the odds are that before long one of them will embark on a story that says how hard they had it, and how easy young people now have it. You know the kind: we didnt have hair gel, we had to use goose fat; Primrose Hill was 10 degrees steeper; Shoes? I remember when they first invented them. Cost the earth, they did. Next time you see them, tell them from me: they need to walk a mile in our shoes if they want to know what its really like being young today. EXAMPLE 2 </li> <li> 2. Whenever you make that overdue visit to see the grandparents, the odds are that before long one of them will embark on a story that says how hard they had it, and how easy young people now have it. You know the kind: we didnt have hair gel, we had to use goose fat; Primrose Hill was 10 degrees steeper; Shoes? I remember when they first invented them. Cost the earth, they did. Next time you see them, tell them from me: they need to walk a mile in our shoes if they want to know what its really like being young today. EXAMPLE 2 </li> <li> 3. Whenever you make that overdue visit to see the grandparents, the odds are that before long one of them will embark on a story that says how hard they had it, and how easy young people now have it. You know the kind: we didnt have hair gel, we had to use goose fat; Primrose Hill was 10 degrees steeper; Shoes? I remember when they first invented them. Cost the earth, they did. Next time you see them, tell them from me: they need to walk a mile in our shoes if they want to know what its really like being young today. EXAMPLE 2 </li> <li> 4. Being young today is the easiest thing in the world. Its just growing up that gets harder and harder. Why? Constantly under exam pressure, constantly being told how bad the job prospects are, constantly hearing about student debt, constantly anxious about the future. With its economic crisis, environmental crisis, food crisis, water crisis, the world seems like a precarious place. EXAMPLE 3 </li> <li> 5. Being young today is the easiest thing in the world. Its just growing up that gets harder and harder. Why? Constantly under exam pressure, constantly being told how bad the job prospects are, constantly hearing about student debt, constantly anxious about the future. With its economic crisis, environmental crisis, food crisis, water crisis, the world seems like a precarious place. EXAMPLE 3 </li> <li> 6. Being young today is the easiest thing in the world. Its just growing up that gets harder and harder. Why? Constantly under exam pressure, constantly being told how bad the job prospects are, constantly hearing about student debt, constantly anxious about the future. With its economic crisis, environmental crisis, food crisis, water crisis, the world seems like a precarious place. EXAMPLE 3 </li> <li> 7. Shouting. Fighting. Music. We all know what teenage behaviour is like wild and unruly. They dress terribly, they behave terribly, they show little consideration for others. If (like me) you live somewhere where youths gather, you will also know the sheer fear you experience EXAMPLE 4 </li> <li> 8. Shouting. Fighting. Music. We all know what teenage behaviour is like wild and unruly. They dress terribly, they behave terribly, they show little consideration for others. If (like me) you live somewhere where youths gather, you will also know the sheer fear you experience EXAMPLE 4 </li> <li> 9. Shouting. Fighting. Music. We all know what teenage behaviour is like wild and unruly. They dress terribly, they behave terribly, they show little consideration for others. If (like me) you live somewhere where youths gather, you will also know the sheer fear you experience EXAMPLE 4 </li> <li> 10. Picture the scene. You are in the Lake District, off for a family picnic. The sky is blue, the clouds are non- existent. The scenery is beautiful except for the massive wind turbine right in front of you. Taller than Big Ben, it rises above all of the trees, sticking out like a sore thumb. EXAMPLE 5 </li> <li> 11. The Set-up. (Introduction) Example 1: Anecdote Example 2: Direct address Example 3: Say it loud Example 4: One-word sentences Example 5: Appeal to the senses </li> <li> 12. Tokens of authority. First-hand knowledge. Until I started working towards my ambition of being a cut-throat, heartless banker I thought young peoples lives were hard. Now I can tell you for a fact that most young people have no idea what hard work means. </li> <li> 13. Tokens of authority. First-hand knowledge. As someone who has done more than his fair share of dangerous sports over the years, I can tell you that </li> <li> 14. Tokens of authority. First-hand knowledge (+ self-deprecation). For people like myself who get upset at the thought of a steep staircase, theres nothing good to say about dangerous sports at all </li> <li> 15. Get them on your side. If youve spent any time with young people recently, Im sure youll agree with me that they have it easier than ever before. </li> <li> 16. I cant stress enough We have to realise Its pointless arguing that It would be extremely foolish Theres no question Clearly, I dont need to emphasise Needless to say, It goes without saying Emphasise. </li> <li> 17. The counter-argument. Admittedly, Some might say Others are in the habit of arguing One counter-argument to this is Those of a nervous disposition might disagree Of course, There are of course two sides to this </li> <li> 18. More on subtle tone. </li> <li> 19. Hes right, up to a point. They are absolutely right, but not in the way that they think. Thats a reasonable argument. Except in the sense that You can see the logic in this view, but Flip them. By which: make it look like you agree, then show how wrong they are. </li> <li> 20. In conclusion. First rule: never forget to have one. Second rule: never forget to have one. Third rule: new paragraph, make it a decent length, &amp; give it some oomph In conclusion, To conclude, All of which leads us to the overwhelming conclusion: Where does all this leave us? 1. Set it up </li> <li> 21. In conclusion. There is no intelligence in using the resources we could be using to power more important machinery and medicines and transports for the sake of building ways to extract power infrequently, expensively and ineffectively. 2. Hit it and quit it. </li> <li> 22. In conclusion. We have been given this planet and all its resources, and it is our duty to protect it for future generations, however big and expensive the sacrifice may be, however big or small our contribution may be and however much it takes to protect our sacred planet from ourselves. 2. Hit it and quit it. </li> <li> 23. In conclusion. This radical action started the revolution that drove sport as a culture to find new ways to reach new goals. Ben Richardson was quoted in so many newspapers there was enough to create a 500-page book, but his famous line is still used today: Take life as your own, it was given to you for a reason. 2. Hit it and quit it. </li> <li> 24. In conclusion. The plain fact is, this is a debate we have to win. If we arent willing to pay the cost, we will end up losing everything. In the words of Dizzee Fix up, look sharp. 2. Hit it and quit it. </li> </ul>