Caveat: More Woodchucks

Last week, I gave a speaking test to my Newton1-M cohort. The topic I'd given them was the humorous "woodchucks should chuck wood" proposition that I'd had success with before.

Here they are, giving their own reasons why woodchucks should chuck wood.

Here are the texts of their speeches (since they are hard to hear). I made major corrections to the grammar of their draft speeches, but the ideas, reasons and examples are entirely their own. I had made the requirement that they each include the original tongue-twister in their speeches.

Jerry

Hi, my name is Jerry. There is a question, "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" The answer is, "A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood." I think this is wrong. I have a reason, too, which is that the woodchuck's teeth are not strong enough to eat wood. A beaver has strong teeth, that's why it eats wood. A woodchuck has weak teeth. If a woodchuck ate wood, it would get hurt. Do you want a cute woodchuck to get hurt?

Angela

Hi everyone, my name is Angela. The question is, "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" And we all know that the answer is, "A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood." I think woodchucks should wood if they could. I have one main reason for this. Woodchucks like wood. Woodchucks like brown colored things. I saw a woodchuck. The woodchuck said, "I like wood!" So it's a good situation. I think woodchucks should chuck wood if they could. Thank you for listening.

Mark

Hi, my name is Mark. We're debating about woodchucks. "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood." Personally, I think a woodchuck shouldn't shuck wood even if they could, because wood is not delicious. According to a survey of many cute, furry woodchucks, 90% of the respondents said that wood is not delicious. Therefore for this reason I think a woodchuck should not eat wood, even if they could. Thank you for listening to my speech.

Ysabell

Hi, my name is Ysabell. My team is the PRO team on this debate, which has the question, "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" The answer is, "A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood." I think woodchucks should chuck wood if they could, because their name is WOODCHUCK! I have a friend whose nickname is "Carrot." She likes carrots. I disagree with my opponents, who say woodchucks shouldn't chuck wood. It's not true. How can the name 'woodchuck' not be true?

Jenny

Hi, my name is Jenny. Some student asked the teacher, "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" The teacher said, "A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood." I think this is wrong. I think woodchucks shouldn't chuck wood. Today, when I went to school, I met a woodchuck. I asked, "Do you like wood?" The woodchuck said, "No, I don't eat wood." Look, everyone, the woodchuck said it, itself, and I heard it directly. Woodchucks shouldn't chuck wood. They don't want to.

Julie

Hello everyone, my name is Julie. We are debating about woodchucks. The question is "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" The answer is "A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood." I am on the PRO team on this proposition, because if we try it, maybe wood actually tastes good. Some wood can be delicious. For example, sugar cane is a kind of wood. It is very sweet and delicious. So I think I agree with this idea. Thank you for listening.

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