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Opinion essay


Письменное высказывание с элементами рассуждения по предложенной проблеме.

I paragraph - Make an introduction/state the problem.

Since time immemorial.../For centuries...people have been arguing.../thinking about.../struggling for... /

For years the problem of ... has been one of the most serious.

It has been widely discussed in recent years whether... or not.

People have always wanted...

Today we still... (This problem) is/are getting more and more...

Some people believe/argue/claim... that ..., while others think/believe/argue...

How does ... influence ...?

II paragraph - Express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for it.

To state your opinion:

I (strongly) believe .../ In my opinion.../ From my point of view...

To list points:

First of all.../ Firstly.../Secondly.../Finally...

To give reasons:

...because.../...because of.../...since.../...as.../...due to the fact that...

To say about the result:

...as a result.../...consequently...

To introduce example:

For example.../For instance.../...such as...

III paragraph - Express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion.

To introduce the opposite opinion:

However, some people argue...

On the other hand, many people believe that ... They argue that ... because...

On the other hand, many people are convinced that...They claim that... because...

IV - Explain why you disagree with the opposing opinion.

To disagree:

I strongly disagree with this view, because ... (give a counter-argument)

V paragraph - Make a conclusion restating your position.

In conclusion.../To sum up...

Despite other people's opinion, I still believe/argue... that ...

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