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Opinion essay FCE

  1. 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. 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. 3. Explain your first reason for your opinion. Talk about possible consequences and give examples or vice versa.
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Giving examples - such as - like - for example - for instance
  10. 10. Expressing result • because of this • therefore • thus • as a result • for this reason • consequently
  11. 11. Expressing personal opinion • Personally, I think • I (strongly) believe • In my opinion • I think (that)…
  12. 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. 13. Expressing contrast • nevertheless • even so • even though • however • in spite of • despite • but • although
  14. 14. In short, In brief, To conclude, In conclusion, Do we really want to make our children pay for our mistakes?

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