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  • 1. In an opinion essay you must give your opinion on a subject so, you must basically say if you agree or disagree with the statement.
  • 2. Present the topic of discussion and express your ____________. You must imagine that whoever reads your essay has no __________ what the topic is. You must also show clearly that you’ll be expressing one opinion, either in __________ or against. opinion idea favour
  • 3. Explain your first reason for your opinion. Talk about possible consequences and give examples or vice versa.
  • 4. Explain your second reason and maybe a third one, but only if it is closely related. Mention possible consequences and give examples, or vice versa.
  • 5. _______________ your reasons and / or talk about possible consequences if nothing is done. You can even finish your essay with a ______________ question. Summarise rethorical
  • 6. There are people who claim/ believe/ say/ think (that)... -There is no doubt that... -I feel... -According to... /...new research,... -It is believed... / said (that)... -It is believed by experts / scientist (that)... -It seems / appears that...
  • 7. -I think that... -Firstly/ first of all/ to start with... -I think there are two aspects of... The first is... State your first reason
  • 8. State your second reason The second aspect is... Secondly, Another reason why... We should also consider the fact that... Another matter/ aspect to consider... Let us not forget...
  • 9. Giving examples - such as - like - for example - for instance
  • 10. Expressing result • because of this • therefore • thus • as a result • for this reason • consequently
  • 11. Expressing personal opinion • Personally, I think • I (strongly) believe • In my opinion • I think (that)…
  • 12. Expressing the opinion of somebody else • some people say • some people say that • many people say • many people say that • people often say • it is said • it is said that • according to
  • 13. Expressing contrast • nevertheless • even so • even though • however • in spite of • despite • but • although
  • 14. In short, In brief, To conclude, In conclusion, Do we really want to make our children pay for our mistakes?