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Discursive Composition

PLAN:

 

·      make an introduction (state the problem)

·      express your personal opinion and reasons for it

·      give arguments for the other point of view and explain why you don't agree with it

·      draw a conclusion

 

Here are some useful phrases/expressions.

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

·      In today’s world … it is important.

·      It can be ragarded as … but not without its problems.

·      The problem of … appears to be controversial/burning.

·      People always say/believe/think…

·      There is no agreement…

·      I have already wondered if/why…

·      There are so many possible approaches to…

·      In order to present this problem, let me begin with a famous quote/proverb…

·      I absolutely agree/ disagree with this statement…

 

ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST (+LINKING WORDS):

 

·      Critics are quick to point out…

·      Firstly, …, secondly, …, at last…

·      On the on hand…, on the other hand…

·      To begin with…

·      Finally…

·      In addition…

·      Besides…

·      Moreover…

·      What is more…

·      Furthermore…

·      However…

·      In fact/as a matter of fact…

·      Despite this/in spite of this…

·      Consequently…

·      One major advantage is…

·      There are many disadvantages/weaknesses/drawbacks/downsides…

·      Socially/economically/psychologically…

·      From a personal perspective…

·      From the angle/viewpoint of…

 

CONCLUSION:

 

·      All in all…

·      To sum up…

·      In conclusion…

·      In summary…

·      In general…

·      The issue/debate is far from solving yet, but…

·      It seems important to add/point out/remind that…

·      And so…

·      Coming back…

·      One can only hope…

·      Surely, it would be impossible to give full justice to…

·      To come back to the point raised at the beginning…

·      However, it must be added…

 

 

Write 200—250 words.


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