TTP Critical Thinking, Week 2

ESL critical thinking games
What are they thinking about?

Hour 1

Pair work (15)

  • What did you learn last week?
  • Summarize the main argument of the article you read last week.
  • What were the three main terms in that article?
  • You watched a short video with a girl. That TV commercial was made by a charity. What was the argument in that advertisement?
  • What is a hypothesis? Can you make 3 examples?
  • How is a hypothesis different from a theory?

Critical thinking part 2 (40)

Introduction 2 six fallacies.

Complete worksheet.

Hour 2

Apply your knowledge (15)

  • Watch the video.
  • What’s the argument?
  • What’s the fallacy?

Video 1 Subway

Video 2 Obama’s commercial

Video 3 mobile phone service

Video 4 insurance

Hour 3

Read Critically (25)

Here is the second article. This article is by Malcolm Gladwell. The name of the article is Trouble with Fries.

Read the article.

Discussion Questions (25)

  • What is the subject?
  • What is the main argument?
  • Identify three supporting hypotheses.
  • What are some implications of the author’s research, especially his ideas in the last paragraph?
  • Do you see any parallels or distinctions between US and Korean food trends?
  • In your opinion, can fast food be fixed?
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