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Fact & Opinion

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Jackson Todd

on 9 December 2014

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Transcript of Fact & Opinion

Fact v.s. Opinion
Objectives
Aim for Today
Recognize the difference between fact & opinion.
(noun)
A thing that is known or proved to be true.
Based on evidence.
Objective rather than subjective.
Unbiased.
FACT
OPINION
(noun)
A view or judgement.
Not always based on fact or knowledge.
Subjective rather than objective.
Can sometimes be biased.
Finding it hard to tell which is which?
Look at the language
The study has
demonstrated
...
According
to the figures ...
The X-Factor results
confirm
...
N.A.S.A have
discovered
...


FACT

OPINION
Russell Brand
Claims
that ...
Leading scientists
argue
that ...
In my
view
...
North Yorkshire Police
suspect
that ...
Also
THINK
...
BELIEVE
...

But be careful ...

Facts
can be manipulated to express a biased opinion.
Opinions
can be presented as facts, if the right
language
is used.
Sometimes it is difficult to separate the two.
Would you rather ...
a) Steal a little boy's presents on Christmas morning and set fire to them in his garden. N
o one will ever find out.

b) Stay at home and enjoy your own festive period but open the newspaper to find you are being accused of the crime.
Everyone in the world thinks it was you!
Identify fact and opinion in a given text.
Compose 5 facts and 5 opinions using relevant language.
Analyse a writers use of fact and opinion.
Create a counter article using your own opinion.

Now lets attempt to tweet 5 facts and 5 opinions about Teesside.
Use the Twitter templates provided.
@jacksontodd
Facts & Opinions -
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