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ideas sometimes get into your mind, it will be useful to get to know something about downshifting. Credibility material : While preparing the speech, I made an investigation about the downshifting movement. I’ve watched several videos about this tendency, read some articles and interviews with its representatives. Thesis statement : Downshifters’ way of life is quite different from the one which most of us are used to. Preview : Today I’m going to tell you about the meaning of the term “downshifting”. Then I’ll analyze the main motives of people who become downshifters and, finally, we will consider the difficulties of such a way of 86
life. Let’s now define what downshifting is and see whether it is a new phenomenon. Body I. Downshifting is a conscious decision to live a simpler life, followed by moving from a big city to countryside. (definition, examples) Now that we know what downshifting is, let’s define why people decide to escape from a city life. II. There are psychological as well as physical reasons for becoming a downshifter. (visual aid) A. People feel inner resistance to modern social values. B. There are also lots of problems in big cities which people face every day. (statistics – Russian research of happiness) 1. Firstly, it’s the ecological problem which makes people escape from city dust and noise. 2. Moreover, transportation problems sometimes make big cities impossible to live in. 3. Finally, a problem of crime contributes to a person’s decision to become a downshifter. All these motives urge people to give it all up and move to some place cleaner and quieter. However, is it really so easy to live in a cleaner and quieter place? III. Downshifter’s life has some difficulties too. (visual aid) A. Village life often lacks conveniences. B. Good health care and schooling may be hard to find in the countryside. C. Options are certainly more limited when it comes to culture and entertainment. Now let’s sum up what we have covered about downshifting. Conclusion Summary : Now you know what the term “downshifting” means, what the main reasons of becoming a downshifter are and which problems downshifters can face in countryside. Restated thesis statement : As you might have already understood, the life of downshifters is very specific and, generally, it’s not so simple to live a simple life. Clincher : Think about your everyday life for a moment. You spend 8 hours a day working and studying, it takes you 2 hours to get to work, University and then back home. You can’t remember when you had a gulp of fresh air last time. If this is true about you, you should think of downshifting. Maybe, we won’t see you at classes tomorrow as you will be digging manure in 87
Romashky village. Sources: 1. Втеча від цивілізації. ?

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