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  • 1. How to Write an Opinion Essay
  • 2. 1¶ Introduction – Thesis StatementBody REMEMBER: 2 ¶ Reason 1 A paragraph (¶) MUST 3 ¶ Reason 2 be at least 3 sentences! 4 ¶ Reason 35 ¶ Conclusion – Concluding Statement
  • 3. • Thesis Statement: Your opinion. It should include the main points of the essay.• Concluding Statement: Restates the thesis statement in different words.
  • 4. Practice Essay Prompt “What is your favorite Mongolian holiday? Why?”Now let’s answer the question and plan your essay…
  • 5. Task 1): Answer the question Naadam Tsagaan Sar1. warm and sunny 1. traditional clothes2. sports 2. traditional food3. no work or school 3. family and friends 4. Presents 5. no work or school
  • 6. Task 1): Choose your reasons and write your thesis Tsagaan Sar 1. traditional clothes 2. traditional food 3. family and friends 4. Presents 5. no work or school
  • 7. Task 1): Choose your reasons and write your thesis Tsagaan Sar 1. traditional clothes 2. traditional food 3. family and friends 4. Presents 5. no work or schoolTHESIS: Tsagaan Sar is my favorite holidaybecause I can eat delicious food, receive manypresents, and meet all of my friends andrelatives.
  • 8. Support: Give evidence for each of your points. 1. traditional food • eat buuz • buuz is my favorite foodTsagaan Sar 2. presents• explain • every family gives presents• give examples • people love presents • for example, dress, necklace, chocolate 3. family and friends • don’t see often, but they can during Tsagaan Sar • see my grandfather once a year
  • 9. Task2) Make your points into an essay.Tsagaan Sar Main Points:1. delicious foodMongolians eat buuz, and I like buuz. Thesis2. presents StatementMongolians give presents to all visitors, andand people love presents. 3 Body ¶s3. family and friendsMongolians can’t meet often, but theycan during Tsagaan Sar.
  • 10. 1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement Tsagaan Sar Main Points: – Thesis Statement = (Main point 1, 2 and 3) 1. delicious food Mongolians eat buuz, and I like buuz.Body 2. presents 2 ¶ Main Point Mongolians give presents to all 3 ¶ Main Point visitors, and people love 4 ¶ Main Point presents. 3. family and friends Mongolians can’t meet often,5¶ Conclusion but they can during Tsagaan – Review thesis Sar. – Concluding Statement
  • 11. 1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement – Thesis Statement = (Main point 1, 2 and 3) “Of all these wonderful holidays, my favorite is 1 Tsagaan Sar because I can eat delicious food, 2 received many presents, and meet all of my 3 friends and relatives.”
  • 12. 1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement Tsagaan Sar Main Points: – Thesis Statement = (Main point 1, 2 and 3.) 1. delicious food Mongolians eat buuz, and I likeBody buuz. 2. presents 2 ¶ Main Point Mongolians give presents to all 3 ¶ Main Point visitors, and people love 4 ¶ Main Point presents. 3. family and friends Mongolians can’t meet often,5¶ Conclusion but they can during Tsagaan – Review thesis Sar. – Concluding Statement
  • 13. 1¶ Introduction – Thesis Statement Tsagaan Sar Main Points: = (Main point 1./4., 2. and 3.) 1. delicious food Mongolians eat buuz, and I likeBody buuz. 2 ¶ Main Point 2. presents 3 ¶ Main Point Mongolians give presents to all 4 ¶ Main Point visitors, and people love presents. 3. family and friends5¶ Conclusion Mongolians can’t meet often, – Review Thesis but they can during Tsagaan – Concluding Statement Sar.
  • 14. 1¶ Introduction – Thesis Statement Tsagaan Sar Main Points: = (Main point 1./4., 2. and 3.) 1. delicious food Mongolians eat buuz, and I likeBody buuz. 2 ¶ Main Point 2. presents 3 ¶ Main Point Mongolians give presents to all visitors, and people love 4 ¶ Main Point presents. 3. family and friends Mongolians can’t meet often,5¶ Conclusion but they can during Tsagaan – Concluding Statement Sar.
  • 15. 1¶ Introduction 1¶ Introduction: – Opening Statement •Mention the essay prompt – Thesis Statement •Thesis statementBody Generalization about 2 ¶ Main Point the essay topic. 3 ¶ Main Point 4 ¶ Main Point Mention the essay prompt.5¶ Conclusion – Review Thesis Thesis Statement – Concluding Statement
  • 16. Mongolians love holidays. There are many unique and Generalization interesting holidays in Mongolianabout the essay culture, and tourists travel from topic. around the world to participate in these special traditions. In the Mention the winter there is New Years and essay Tsagaan Sar, Naadam in the prompt. summer, and Women’s Day and Soldier’s Day in the spring. Of all these wonderful holidays, Tsagaan Thesis Sar is my favorite because I can eat Statement delicious food, receive many presents, and meet all of my friends and relatives.
  • 17. Mongolians love holidays. There are many unique and Generalization interesting holidays in Mongolianabout the essay culture, and tourists travel from topic. around the world to participate in these special traditions. In the Mention the winter there is New Years and essay Tsagaan Sar, Naadam in the prompt. summer, and Women’s Day and Soldier’s Day in the spring. Of all these wonderful holidays, Tsagaan Thesis Sar is my favorite because I can eat Statement delicious food, receive many presents, and meet all of my friends and relatives.
  • 18. Mongolians love holidays. There are many unique and Generalization interesting holidays in Mongolianabout the essay culture, and tourists travel from topic. around the world to participate in these special traditions. In the Mention the winter there is New Years and essay Tsagaan Sar, Naadam in the prompt. summer, and Women’s Day and Soldier’s Day in the spring. Of all these wonderful holidays, Tsagaan Thesis Sar is my favorite because I can eat Statement delicious food, receive many presents, and meet all of my friends and relatives.
  • 19. 1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement – Thesis StatementBody 2-4¶ Body: 2 ¶ Main Point 1/4 3 ¶ Main Point 2 •Mention each main point 4 ¶ Main Point 3 •Support main point5¶ Conclusion – Review Thesis – Concluding Statement
  • 20. 1¶ Introduction 2¶ Body: – Opening Statement •Mention each main point – Thesis Statement •Evidence of main point First, by going to theBody mountains, I can experience 2 ¶ Main Point 1 nature. There are so many 3 ¶ Main Point 2 beautiful things to look at, like tall, 4 ¶ Main Point 3 green trees, plants, animals on the ground and in the air, and big mountains in the distance. Being5¶ Conclusion here will make me feel relaxed and – Review Thesis refreshed. I will feel like I am a part – Concluding of the world. Statement
  • 21. 1¶ Introduction 2¶ Body: – Opening •Mention each main point Statements •Evidence of main point – Thesis Statement First of all, I like Tsagaan Sar because Mongolians eatBody delicious food during Tsagaan Sar. 2 ¶ Main Point 1 Mongolian families spend a lot of 3 ¶ Main Point 2 time making traditional Mongolian 4 ¶ Main Point 3 foods. Buuz is my favorite traditional food, and during Tsagaan Sar, everyone must eat5¶ Conclusion buuz. So, Tsagaan Sar is my favorite – Review Thesis holiday. – Concluding Statement
  • 22. 3¶ Body:1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement •Mention each main point – Thesis Statement •Evidence of main point Second, MongoliansBody receive many presents during 2 ¶ Main Point 1 Tsagaan Sar. Every family must give 3 ¶ Main Point 2 presents to their guests. For 4 ¶ Main Point 3 example, last year I received a beautiful sweater, an expensive necklace, and a lot of chocolate. Of5¶ Conclusion course all people love to receive – Review thesis presents, so I like Tsagaan Sar! – Concluding Statement
  • 23. 3¶ Body:1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement •Mention each main point – Thesis Statement •Evidence of main point Second, MongoliansBody receive many presents during 2 ¶ Main Point 1 Tsagaan Sar. Every family must give 3 ¶ Main Point 2 presents to their guests. For 4 ¶ Main Point 3 example, last year I received a beautiful sweater, an expensive necklace, and a lot of chocolate. Of5¶ Conclusion course all people love to receive – Review thesis presents, so I like Tsagaan Sar! – Concluding Statement
  • 24. 4¶ Body:1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement •Mention each main point – Thesis Statement •Evidence of main pointBody Finally, all relatives and 2 ¶ Main Point 1 friends gather together during 3 ¶ Main Point 2 Tsagaan Sar. These days, 4 ¶ Main Point 3 Mongolians are very busy with work and school, and they cannot meet each other often. For5¶ Conclusion instance, I only see my – Review Thesis grandparents during Tsagaan Sar – Concluding every year. Tsagaan Sar is very Statement important for Mongolian families.
  • 25. 4¶ Body:1¶ Introduction – Opening Statement •Mention each main point – Thesis Statement •Evidence of main pointBody Finally, all relatives and 2 ¶ Main Point 1/4 friends gather together during 3 ¶ Main Point 2 Tsagaan Sar. These days, 4 ¶ Main Point 3 Mongolians are very busy with work and school, and they cannot meet each other often. For5¶ Conclusion instance, I only see my – Review Thesis grandparents during Tsagaan Sar – Concluding every year. Tsagaan Sar is very Statement important for Mongolian families.
  • 26. Transition from1¶ Introduction main points – Opening Statement back to the thesis . – Thesis Statement Concluding Statement (reconfirming yourBody thesis statement) 2 ¶ Main Point 1 One last closing 3 ¶ Main Point 2 remark about the 4 ¶ Main Point 3 essay topic in general.5¶ Conclusion 5¶ Conclusion: – Review Thesis •Concluding Statement – Concluding •Summarize what you’ve Statement said in the essay
  • 27. Transition from main In conclusion, points back to the thesis Tsagaan Sar is a wonderful holiday for many reasons. I Concluding like Tsagaan Sar because of Statement (reconfirming the food, the presents, and your thesis the people. Tsagaan Sar is statement) an important holiday to One last closing Mongolians and to me!remark about the essay topic in general.
  • 28. Transition In conclusion, from main points back Tsagaan Sar is a wonderful to the thesis holiday for many reasons. I Concluding like Tsagaan Sar because of Statement the food, the presents, and (reconfirming your thesis the people. Tsagaan Sar is statement) an important holiday to Mongolians and to me! One last closingremark about the essay topic in general.
  • 29. Transition from main In conclusion, points back to the thesis Tsagaan Sar is a wonderful holiday for many reasons. I Concluding like Tsagaan Sar because of Statement (reconfirming the food, the presents, and your thesis the people. Tsagaan Sar is statement) an important holiday to One last closing Mongolians and to me!remark about the essay topic in general.
  • 30. My Favorite Holiday• Mongolians love holidays. There are many unique and interesting holidays in Mongolian culture, and tourists travel from around the world to participate in these special traditions. In the winter there is New Years and Tsagaan Sar, Naadam in the summer, and Women’s Day and Soldier’s Day in the spring. Of all these wonderful holidays, Tsagaan Sar is my favorite because I can eat delicious food, receive many presents, and meet all of my friends and relatives.• First of all, I like Tsagaan Sar because Mongolians eat delicious food during Tsagaan Sar. Mongolian families spend a lot of time making traditional Mongolian foods. Buuz is my favorite traditional food, and during Tsagaan Sar, everyone must eat buuz. So, Tsagaan Sar is my favorite holiday.• Second, Mongolians receive many presents during Tsagaan Sar. Every family must give presents to their guests. For example, last year I received a beautiful sweater, an expensive necklace, and a lot of chocolate. Of course all people love to receive presents, so I like Tsagaan Sar!• Finally, all relatives and friends gather together during Tsagaan Sar. These days, Mongolians are very busy with work and school, and they cannot meet each other often. For instance, I only see my grandparents during Tsagaan Sar every year. Tsagaan Sar is very important for Mongolian families.• In conclusion, Tsagaan Sar is a wonderful holiday for many reasons. I like Tsagaan Sar because of the food, the presents, and the people. Tsagaan Sar is an important holiday to Mongolians and to me!

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