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Go through the PowerPoint below looking into what makes a good balanced argument.


At the end of the PowerPoint, you will be asked to create your own 'for and against' argument. In English, we are going to be writing our own balanced argument on the expansion of the British railway. 

Think back to what you have learned so far regarding the expansion of the British railway by Brunel.

What problems did he face? 

Why was it important for him to build a railway that went from London to Bristol?

Why didn't people think it was a good idea?


Use the website below to help gather some 'for and against' ideas for the expansion of the British railway.






  • Hatch Ride Primary School
  • Hatch Ride Primary School,
  • Hatch Ride,
  • Crowthorne,
  • Berkshire,
  • RG45 6LP