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Essay

(5 paragraphs)

1) Introduction (state the problem). Generalize the problem, paraphrase the given statement!

2) Express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for it. State your opinion. Give reasons to support you opinion. You may agree or disagree with the statement.

3) Express an opposing opinion. Give other people’s arguments (1-2)

4) Explain why the opposing opinion is wrong.

5) Conclusion.State the problem again. Show that you can see other people’s opinions, but tend to stick to your idea.

Attention:

  • 200-250 words; less than 180 words — your writing isn’t checked
  • approximate time — 40 min
  • In this part your range of vocabulary and grammar structures are important

Useful Language

In todays world …, it is important…

There’s no doubt that…

However, …

The problem/issue/phenomenon of … is/appears to be …

People have always said/agreed/thought…

It is a controversial/burning/hot question…, …

There’s a discussion/no agreement…

On the one hand, … / On the other hand, …

Firstly, … / Secondly, … / Finally,…

For example, … / Because of this, …

Besides, … / Despite this, … / In spite of this, …

As a matter of fact,…

Consequently, …

In addition, …

… such as…

As a result, …

However, critics are quick to point out…

There’s a number of disadvantages/weaknesses/drawbacks/downsides…

In conclusion, …

I believe that …

All in all… / To sum up…

It seems important to add/point out/remind that…

The issue/debate is far from solving/resolving yet, but …

One can only hope…