Well done for your entries to competition and congratulations to
openminded_bassoon of Livingstone Academy F UK, mindblowing_aspect
of GGHS NO1 Chakwal A Pakistan and vibrant_acorn of Usra Academy
Nigeria who are the winners this week!
Every week winners are awarded 3 stars for their winning entries!
Welcome to this week’s competition! Every Monday we’ll open a new competition and the winners will be announced the following Friday. If you win, you’ll get three stars and your entries will be pinned to the top of the discussion!
It’s time to start working on your Standpoints! And to make sure they are judged fairly once you’ve submitted them, we’ve asked some top experts from The Economist to help. Each Standpoint judge has a different area of expertise: Henry Tricks is a fantastic writer, Harriet Shawcross is a whizz at making films and John Prideaux is awesome at audio.
All of our judges agree that the best place to start with your Standpoints is to think about the skills you will need to use: speaking, listening, problem-solving and creativity.
This week’s competition comes in three easy steps.
STEP ONE: Choose one of the Topical Talk skills – speaking, listening, problem-solving or creativity.
STEP TWO: Let us know why you think this skill is important for understanding, and forming opinions about, what’s happening in the news. Try to use real examples from the news in your answer if you can!
STEP THREE: Tell us how your chosen skill will help you to make your Standpoint.
You could phrase your answer like this: “The skill I am going to focus on is speaking/listening/problem-solving/creativity. This skill is important for understanding the news because… and it helps me to form opinions about the news because XXX. This skill will help me to make my Standpoint because…”