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WRITING, PART 2. 
OPINION ESSAYS
WRITING, PART 1: AN ESSAY 
Writing , part 1 
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 140-190 words in an 
appr...
ESSAY: DEFINITION 
In writing, part 2, one of the task type you may find is an ESSAY, usually written for a 
teacher. 
- A...
ESSAY: STRUCTURE 
INTRODUCTION 
BODY PARAGRAPH 1 
Points against the topic 
BODY PARAGRAPH 2 
Points in favour the topic 
...
AN ESSAY BY PARTS
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION: EXAMPLE 
In my opinion, in current times, stress may kill 
you or destroy your family. 
Cities have become o...
PARAGRAPH 2: POINTS AGAINST
1ST BODY PARAGRAPH: CONS 
(FIRSTLY/IN THE FIRST PLACE) FOR SOME PEOPLE, 
LIVING IN THE COUNTRY IS UNCONFORTABLE 
SINCE YOU...
PARAGRAPH 3: POINTS IN FAVOUR
1ST BODY PARAGRAPH: PROS 
NEVERTHELESS, LIVING IN THE COUNTRY CAN 
COMPENSATE FOR THE LOSS OF PEACE, 
RELAX AND HEALTH BEC...
CONCLUSION 
CONCLUSION 
RE-STATE THE TOPIC 
Using slightly 
different words 
ADD NEW IDEAS 
(IF YOU WANT) 
ADD A FUTURE 
R...
1ST BODY PARAGRAPH: PROS 
IN CONCLUSSON/ IN A NUTSHELL/ TO SUM UP, 
LIVING IN THE COUNTRY HAS A LOT OF 
ADVANTAGES AND PRO...
CONNECTORS 
1.CONTRAST: 
HOWEVER, NEVERTHELESS, ALL THE SAME 
THOUGH, ALTHOUGH 
IN SPITE OF/ DESPITE + ING; IN SPITE THE F...
CONNECTORS 
3. ENUMERATE: 
TO BEGIN WITH 
FIRSTLY, SECONDLY, THIRDLY, ETC. 
IN THE FIRST PLACE, ETC. 
FINALLY 
OTHER: 
OTH...
EXAM PRACTICE 
Part 1 
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 140-190 words in an 
appropriate style. 
1. In ...
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  1. 1. WRITING, PART 2. OPINION ESSAYS
  2. 2. WRITING, PART 1: AN ESSAY Writing , part 1 You must answer this question. Write your answer in 140-190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.
  3. 3. ESSAY: DEFINITION In writing, part 2, one of the task type you may find is an ESSAY, usually written for a teacher. - An ESSAY is mainly a SUBJECTIVE piece of writing. - The main purpose of the task is the development of an argument (controversy) and/or a discussion (analysis) of issues surrounding a certain topic. - Candidates are expected to GIVE REASONS (arguments which justify and back up opinions) for their opinions. - EXAMPLE - You have recently had a discussion in your English class about places to live (main topic). Now your teacher has asked you to write an essay, giving your opinion on the following statement. Whatever your age, life in the country is always better than life in he city. Write your essay (all tasks in part 2 must be written in 120-180 words)
  4. 4. ESSAY: STRUCTURE INTRODUCTION BODY PARAGRAPH 1 Points against the topic BODY PARAGRAPH 2 Points in favour the topic CONCLUSION An essay has got THREE MAIN PARTS:
  5. 5. AN ESSAY BY PARTS
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION: EXAMPLE In my opinion, in current times, stress may kill you or destroy your family. Cities have become overcrowded and people usually decide to live in cities to be close to their workplaces. I personally think that living in the country is always better than living in our stressfull, busy and congested cities. CALL THE READERS’ ATTENTION ADD SOME GENERAL INFO ABOUT THE TOPIC TO LOCATE THE READER STATE CLEARLY THE TOPIC
  8. 8. PARAGRAPH 2: POINTS AGAINST
  9. 9. 1ST BODY PARAGRAPH: CONS (FIRSTLY/IN THE FIRST PLACE) FOR SOME PEOPLE, LIVING IN THE COUNTRY IS UNCONFORTABLE SINCE YOU HAVE TO COVER LONG DISTANCES TO GO TO THE SHOPPING CENTER AND THIS MEANS SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY IN PETROL. FURTHERMORE, IN RUSH HOURS YOU MAY FIND TRAFFIC JAMS THAT CAUSE YOU STRESS BECAUSE YOU CAN BE LATE AT WORK. FINALLY, MANY PEOPLE CLAIM THAT IN THE COUNTRY THERE IS NO NIGHTLIFE OR ENTERTAINMENT. 1ST POINT AGAINST+REASON 2ND POINT AGAINST+REASON 2RD POINT AGAINST+REASON
  10. 10. PARAGRAPH 3: POINTS IN FAVOUR
  11. 11. 1ST BODY PARAGRAPH: PROS NEVERTHELESS, LIVING IN THE COUNTRY CAN COMPENSATE FOR THE LOSS OF PEACE, RELAX AND HEALTH BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER THE POLLUTON, THE NOISE AND THE FRANTIC WAY OF LIFE IN CITIES. IN ADDITION, GOING SHOPPING IS NOT A PROBLEM IF YOU DO IT ONCE A WEEK, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, YOU NEEDN’T DRIVE THE REST OF THE WEEK. ALTHOUGH YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF STUCK IN A TRAFFIC JAM, YOU CAN AVOID THIS SITUATION BY GETTING UP EARLIER OR USING THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT, WHICH IS COMFORTABLE AND CHEAP. 1ST POINT AGAINST+REASON 2ND POINT AGAINST+REASON 2RD POINT AGAINST+REASON
  12. 12. CONCLUSION CONCLUSION RE-STATE THE TOPIC Using slightly different words ADD NEW IDEAS (IF YOU WANT) ADD A FUTURE REMARK
  13. 13. 1ST BODY PARAGRAPH: PROS IN CONCLUSSON/ IN A NUTSHELL/ TO SUM UP, LIVING IN THE COUNTRY HAS A LOT OF ADVANTAGES AND PROVIDES YOU HIGH QUALITY LIFE. I THINK THAT IN THE FUTURE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WILL PICK OUT THE OPTION OF LIVING IN THE COUNTRY, LEAVING THE CITY BEHIND. RE-STATE THE TOPIC ADD ANOTHER IDEA CONCLUDE WITH A FUTURE REMARK
  14. 14. CONNECTORS 1.CONTRAST: HOWEVER, NEVERTHELESS, ALL THE SAME THOUGH, ALTHOUGH IN SPITE OF/ DESPITE + ING; IN SPITE THE FACT THAT/DESPITE THE FACT THAT ON THE ONE HAND/ ON THE OTHER HAND 2. CAUSE BECAUSE, SINCE, FOR FOR THIS REASON, THAT’S WHY, THIS IS WHY OWING TO+NOUN 3. CONSEQUENCE AS A CONSEQUENCE, CONSEQUENTLY, THEREFORE AS A RESULT 4. ADD NEW IDEAS FURTHERMORE, BESIDES, IN ADDITION, ON THE TOP OF THIS.
  15. 15. CONNECTORS 3. ENUMERATE: TO BEGIN WITH FIRSTLY, SECONDLY, THIRDLY, ETC. IN THE FIRST PLACE, ETC. FINALLY OTHER: OTHERWISE/ IN OTHER WAYS (POR LO DEMÁS) IN OTHER WORDS NAMELY (A SABER) ALTERNATIVELY (AS A SUBSTITUTE// ON THE OHER HAND) (EN LUGAR DE ESTO/ POR OTRA PARTE) AT ANY RATE, ANYWAY (DE TODOS MODOS) EXEMPLIFICATION FOR EXAMPLE, FOR INSTANCE, SUCH AS (+ A LIST OF ACTIONS OR NOUNS) CONCLUSION: IN CONCLUSION, TO CONCLUDE, TO SUM UP, SUMMARIZING, IN A NUTSHELL
  16. 16. EXAM PRACTICE Part 1 You must answer this question. Write your answer in 140-190 words in an appropriate style. 1. In your English class you have been talking about playing computer games. Now your Engish teacher

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