WRITING AN OPINION PARAGRAPH

By : fitriani (031110009)
Adopted from:
Ms. Lungguh
(writing 4)
An thought or belief about
something or someone
(Cambridge Advanced Learners’
Dictionary)

WHAT IS OPINION ?
ORGANIZATION
A topic sentence (showing whether you
agree or disagree with the topic)
Reasons and supporting details (examp...
SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS
1. I agree or disagree that …
S+V
2. I agree or disagree with
… for …reasons
3. ...
SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS

1. The first (second, third…)
reason is …
2. Another reason is …
3. First (firs...
SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS

1. In
conclusion
2. In summary
3. To sum up
4. To conclude
5. In short
6. In br...
SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS

1. I believe/think/feel
that …
2. I strongly/firmly
believe that …
3. I am conv...
Example :
OPINION PARAGRAPH
IN MY OPINION, STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE CELL PHONE
IN SCHOOLS. FIRST OF ALL, THE CELL P...
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  1. 1. WRITING AN OPINION PARAGRAPH By : fitriani (031110009) Adopted from: Ms. Lungguh (writing 4)
  2. 2. An thought or belief about something or someone (Cambridge Advanced Learners’ Dictionary) WHAT IS OPINION ?
  3. 3. ORGANIZATION A topic sentence (showing whether you agree or disagree with the topic) Reasons and supporting details (examples or evidence to show your agreement or disagreement) A concluding sentence
  4. 4. SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS 1. I agree or disagree that … S+V 2. I agree or disagree with … for …reasons 3. I am for/against the idea that .. S + V 4. There are … reasons why …S+V For an introduction / Topic sentence
  5. 5. SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS 1. The first (second, third…) reason is … 2. Another reason is … 3. First (firstly), second (secondly), third (thirdly) … 4. moreover,/ furthermore / in addition For the reasons (Transitional words, sequence markers, sentence connectors)
  6. 6. SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS 1. In conclusion 2. In summary 3. To sum up 4. To conclude 5. In short 6. In brief For the conclusion
  7. 7. SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONAL WORDS 1. I believe/think/feel that … 2. I strongly/firmly believe that … 3. I am convinced / certain that … 4. It seems to me that … 5. My opinion is that … 6. In my opinion/ in my point of view/ in my view … Useful expression to give opinion
  8. 8. Example : OPINION PARAGRAPH IN MY OPINION, STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE CELL PHONE IN SCHOOLS. FIRST OF ALL, THE CELL PHONE CAN DISTRACT THE LEARNING PROCESS. IN ADDITION, THE STUDENTS USE CELL PHONE TO TALK WITH THEIR FRIENDS DURING CLASS TIME AND ALSO TEXT MESSSAGE OR PASS ON ANSWER TO TESTS, HOMEWORK AND ANOTHER CLASS IMFORMATION. FINALLY, THE STUDENTS ALSO USE THE CALCULATOR, CAMERA AND ANOTHER APPLICATIONS IN THE CLASS AS WELL, WHICH IS ANOTHER DISRUPTION TO LEARNING. TO CONCLUDE, THE SCHOOL DO NOT ALOW THE STUDENTS TO USE OR BRING CELL PHONE. Now write your opinion paragraph about: 1. Curriculum 2013 2. Cooperative Learning 3. Bullying in the School 4. Junk Food Choose one topic that you interested in.

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