Discussion 8: Key questions
If you want to prepare further for the discussion, below you will find the main questions of the upcoming meeting.
1. There is a factory near the Seoul River that is polluting the lake by dumping toxic waste into it. However, it provides employment to thousands of citizens.
Scientists have found out that it is so polluted that if the factory does not stop its work, the river will disappear in 10 years. Newspapers and news websites write about this. The factory pays another group of scientists to say that everything will be fine with the river. Newspapers and news sites write about this again. The officials could have stopped the work of the factory, but they do not understand which scientists are telling the truth and do not know what they will do with the thousands of unemployed if the factory is closed. 10 years have passed, and the river has disappeared.
Who do you think is guilty and why?
2. For the project created in Discussion 7, make a budget sheet and plan how much money will be needed and where you will can find the necessary money.
3. Prepare a 3-minute speech introducing your favorite story/project from Topic 2. The speech should convey the project's main point and explain why you chose that particular one. The speech should consist of two types of sentences: emotional and rational. Start with an emotional sentence and alternate the types.