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  1. 1. UNIT-7: OPINION PARAGRAPH
  2. 2. OPINION PARAGRAPH - An opinion is a thought or belief about someone or something
  3. 3. TO WRITE AN OPINION PARAGRAPH <ul><li>1- Take a stand on the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>2- Have an opinion. </li></ul><ul><li>3- Choose either agree or disagree . </li></ul>
  4. 4. ORGANIZATION OF OPINION PARAGRAPH <ul><li>In the topic sentence: you show whether you agree or disagree with the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>In the supporting sentences : you give examples or evidence to show your agreement or disagreement. </li></ul><ul><li>In the concluding sentence: you summarize the main reasons or restate the topic sentence in different words. </li></ul>
  5. 5. SENTENCE STRUCTURES and TRANSITION SIGNALS in OPINION PARAGRAPH <ul><li>For the topic sentence; </li></ul><ul><li>I agree/disagree that… </li></ul><ul><li>I agree/disagree with… for… reasons </li></ul><ul><li>I am for/against the idea that… </li></ul><ul><li>There are ….reasons why… </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>For the supporting sentences; </li></ul><ul><li>The first (second,third) reason is… </li></ul><ul><li>Another reason is… </li></ul><ul><li>First (firstly), second (secondly), third (thirdly)… </li></ul><ul><li>Moreover, furthermore, in addition… </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>For the conclusion; </li></ul><ul><li>In conclusion, </li></ul><ul><li>In summary, </li></ul><ul><li>To sum up, </li></ul><ul><li>To conclude, </li></ul><ul><li>In short, </li></ul><ul><li>In brief,… </li></ul>
  8. 8. USEFUL EXPRESSIONS FOR GIVING OPINIONS <ul><li>I believe/feel/think that… </li></ul><ul><li>I strongly/firmly believe that… </li></ul><ul><li>I am convinced/certain that… </li></ul><ul><li>It seems to me that… </li></ul><ul><li>My opinion is that… </li></ul><ul><li>In my opinion,… </li></ul><ul><li>In/to my point of view,… </li></ul>
  9. 9. SAMPLE PARAGRAPH <ul><li>TOPIC: Lotteries should be banned. </li></ul><ul><li>1- First choose a sentence structure for the topic sentence. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My topic sentence is ready: <ul><li>I am for the idea that lotteries should be banned. </li></ul><ul><li>(First I think about whether I agree or disagree with the topic) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Remember other slide page for sentence structures for the supporting sentences
  12. 12. ‘ Lotteries should be banned.’ <ul><li>Firstly,… </li></ul><ul><li>In addition,… </li></ul><ul><li>Finally,… </li></ul>
  13. 25. SUPPORTING DETAILS
  14. 26. <ul><li>… and we add our topic sentence to the supporting sentences: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I am for the idea that lotteries should be banned.’ </li></ul>
  15. 29. Now we add our concluding sentence… <ul><li>… To sum up, for these reasons, I believe that banning lotteries is a good idea. </li></ul><ul><li>LET’S COMBINE THEM ALL… </li></ul>
  16. 30. TOPIC: ‘Lotteries should be banned.’ <ul><li>I am for the idea that lotteries should be banned. Firstly, in my opinion, lotteries are a waste of money. Every time we buy a lottery ticket, we have less money to buy things we need such as food or medicine. In addition, I think playing the lottery is very addictive. When we buy a lottery ticket, but do not win, we may want to buy more and more tickets. Finally, in my point of view, lotteries are not really a good chance to make money. We cannot use our skills or abilities to win. To sum up, for these reasons, I believe that banning lotteries is a good idea. </li></ul>

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