How to Write an Opinion

Essay

STRUCTURE
STRUCTURE
Part 1  Introduce your choice and make a general statement
Part 1  Introduce your choice and make a general statement
saying why you think it's the most suitable .
saying why you think it's the most suitable .
Parts 2
Parts
2
and 3 Give arguments supporting your opinion.
and 3 Give arguments supporting your opinion.
Part 4  Restate your opinion/ make a summary and leave the
Part 4  Restate your opinion/ make a summary and leave the
reader no doubt that yours is the best choice.
reader no doubt that yours is the best choice.

USEFUL LANGUAGE
USEFUL
LANGUAGE
1. To introduce the writer's opinion:
Personally,
I think...// It seems to me that...// I strongly
1.
To
introduce
the
writer's
opinion:
Personally,
I think...// It seems to me that...// I strongl
believe that...// In my opinion...// To my mind...
that...//order
In myof
opinion...//
To my mind...
2.believe
To indicate
points: Firstly...//
Another benefit is...// Another drawback is...//
2.
To
indicate
order
of
points:
Firstly...// Another benefit is...// Another drawback is...//
Lastly,...
3.Lastly,...
To show result or consequence: Consequently//....lead(s) to ...//Therefore result(s) in...//
3. To show
result or consequence:
Consequently//....lead(s) to ...//Therefore result(s) in.../
Thus//As
a result//Another
reason is...
a result//Another
reason
is... is widely known that … // There is/are definitely… //
4.Thus//As
To explain
facts: It is a fact
that...//It
4.
To
explain
facts:
It
is
a
fact
that...//It
is widely known that … // There is/are definitely… //
It is true that
is true
that
5.It To
refer
to other people's ideas: Many people say/believe/think that...
5.
To
refer
to other people's
ideas:…Many
people say/believe/think
6. To add information:
What’s more,
// In addition,
… //Furthermore,that...
… // Moreover, … //
6.
To
add
information:
What’s
more,

//
In
addition,

//Furthermore,
… // Moreover, … //
too // as well // also
too
//
as
well
//
also
7. To finish: To conclude//To sum up//In conclusion,// It is clear that...
7. To finish: To conclude//To sum up//In conclusion,// It is clear that...

the stress is just different Model from: English In Context 2 .Model answer ‘Life is more stressful today than in the past. We are never alone and we are always rushing somewhere. To my mind. The world is a very busy and noisy place. there has always been stress in people’s lives. although I agree that modern life is stressful. However I think that it has also brought a different stress into our lives. 2006 . people were stressed as a result of different things. but the type of stress has changed. In conclusion.’ Do you agree?. life has become faster and faster. life is not more stressful today. technology has made our lives easier. but is this really true? In my opinion . It is a fact that many people had large families and little money. In addition people has less health care than they do today. People had to work very long hours and they often had no holidays. I also think that people in the past faced many problems To my mind. In the past.. OUP. Many people believe that life today is more stressful than ever before. Today. Because of technology. this implies that life was extremely stressful in the past.

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