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IB English Further Oral Activity
Transcript of IB English Further Oral Activity
Help Greenpeace stop the reckless expansion of the tar sands
Canadian Government Video
What are the real benefits of proposed B.C. pipeline projects?
BC Pipeline Debate
British Columbians for Prosperity
The benefits of the BC Pipeline Project for British Columbians.
Argument for the BC pipeline project which has recently faced the opposition of many people.
British Columbians between 20-40 years old and parents of teenagers.
To persuade people that the benefits of the project outnumber its negligible harms.
A teenage boy and later on a middle-aged woman.
The benefits are categorized as followed: jobs, tax revenues, technology, and safety.
mainly taken from the Northern Gateway website and the Trans Mountain website.
Only the benefits of the project are mentioned and they are constantly referred to as "Facts".
Irritated by people who don't check the "facts" and optimistic and certain about the benefits of the pipeline project.
them silly environmentalists
say we should save the envir
but they go
ahead and waste paper and make more work for the janitor!!!!
Nice! They've even recycled their background!!!
Let's destroy the environment and build parks instead! Great plan!!!!
What exactly is the y-axis? Who cares? It has nice
lines that go up and down.... looks like a graph...
Am I going color blind? because I'm only seeing
"I think it's
that people want to balance protecting the environment and economic development, but I'm
tired of all the hot air
Those environmentalists are such babies!!! Even a teenage boy can notice that!!!!
Bias in the source
According to which UBC study???
Who cares? It was a study at a university. Good enough!
Northern Gateway will create 3000 short-term and 560 long-term jobs.
Trans Canada will create 4500 temporary and 50 permanent jobs.
That is 16% of the jobs are permanent and the rest last for only 3 years.
Only 1% of the jobs are permanent. The rest last for 2 years.
$ 1.2 billion will spent on equipment, office supplies, and food for the workers.
"Providing increased emergency response at key points along marine routes that is
3 times better than required
Bias in Statistics
No worries... they'll compensate for the damage to marine life by benefiting
People's favorite topics:
What do the viewers think?
"The tar sands are an
, melting the tar-like bitumen out of the ground
Alberta's water and air,
"expanding tar sand production
Word choices (emotive language)
presenting a negative perspective towards the BC pipeline project.
Argument against the pipeline project which has been accepted by the Harper government.
British Columbians and Albertans 35+ who dislike the project but don't take action.
To encourage people to take action against the BC pipeline project that is in effect.
Keith Stewart - Climate and energy campaign coordinator at Greenpeace
Pessimistic and disapproving of the Harper government’s plans.
The video starts by explaining the negative aspects of the project and ends with the command to "take action".
Only the negative aspects are mentioned and it is predominantly opinion based.
The limited facts available are not cited.
Let's play with some emotions now!
sense of urgency
We're already Ground Zero... you guys are late!!!
We saw how horrible everything was so we decided to make a video about it the next day (Oct. 17th).
concerned about the effects that the tar sands
. We won't
stand by and let Harper push through these pipelines. We’re going to stand with
First Nations communities, British Columbians, and the rest of Canada
and say NO to tar sands pipelines."
"The Harper government
Kinder Morgan's plan."
sense of community
Not your government anymore! These are all their plans...
All against Harper!
What do the viewers say?
Not that many viewers here, but at least you can see what they think....
"Help Greenpeace stop the reckless expansion of the tar sands." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 27 June 2014 >.
"What are the real benefits of proposed B.C. pipeline projects?." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 27 June 2014 >.