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  • 1. ESSAY FOR AND AGAINST
  • 2. REMEMBER
    • Formal style
    • Advanced vocabulary, no repetitions
    • Plan: 3+7+7+3
    • Linking words
    • Topic sentences
    • Justifications to your arguments
    • Length: 200 words
  • 3. INTRODUCTION
    • Imagine going to school by bicycle, later cycling to the sports centre in the other part of the city, buses, trucks, motorcars passing you on wet roads, with dirt on your clothes everywhere. Are there any people who would do it? Is there an argument for travelling by bicycle in our cities?
    • Cycling has become more popular nowadays. New cycling roads are being built to encourage people to have healthy life-style.
    • There is no doubt that our streets have become more polluted than ever before and we should think about travelling by bike to help make the cities cleaner. What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by bike?
  • 4. ARGUMENTS FOR
    • There are many advantages to…
    • … cycling.
    • There are several points in favour of ….
    • … travelling by bike.
    • There are many things to be said in favour of …
    • … cycling.
    • On the positive side, …
    • … cycling is environmentally friendly because you do not have to use petrol and a bicycle does not produce any pollution. What is more , it is good exercise and you can train your legs and your whole body while riding a bike. Besides , it is economical as you do not have to pay for the parking or worry about the high maintenance costs. Last but not least it is quick in heavy traffic and you can avoid traffic jams.
  • 5. ARGUMENTS AGAINST
    • On the other hand, there are many arguments against …
    • However, there are many disadvantages to
    • … travelling by bike. To begin with , it is dangerous in busy streets where you can be easily run over. Next you will breathe in unhealthy fumes, which will make the whole idea of leading a healthy life absurd. You are neither protected from weather and as a result might easily catch cold. Furthermore , it is not good for long trips as it is exhausting and time consuming.
  • 6. CONCLUSION
    • In conclusion, …
    • To conclude, …
    • To sum up, …
    • On balance,
    • … . travelling by bicycle has both positive and negative sides .
    • I think …
    • I believe…
    • It seems that ….
    • … there are convincing reasons to prefer cycling to driving a car. However, everyone must make reasonable decisions and sometimes still use a motorcar instead.
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