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Look at the following examples on how to give opinions.

Topic : Should boys be allowed to keep long hair?


Giving opinions
1. Frankly, I think that boys look untidy with long hair.
2. In my opinion, I think they look neater with short hair.
3. My opinion is that, boys would look smarter with short hair.
4. As far as I am concerned, it is a matter of individual choice. It is up to each individual to decide
how he should look.
5. Personally, I feel that boys would look effeminate with long hair.
6. If you ask me, I am of the view that boys look more mature and disciplined with short hair.
7. From my point of view, I feel that hairstyles have got nothing to do with people's personalities. So,
it is entirely up to them.
8. As for me, it does not make a difference whether boys keep long hair or otherwise.
9. In my view, I think boys look more macho with short hair just as girls would look more feminine
with long hair.
10. It seems to me, that boys ought to keep short hair since they would find it difficult to clean and
wash their hair as girls do.

List of Connectors
1. To add another thought or point to an existing one
Besides,
In addition,
Apart from this,

Other than that,


Moreover,
Furthermore

2 To connect two opposite ideas :


But

Even though

Still,

However,

Although,

On the one hand,

On the other hand,

Yet,

Nevertheless,

On the contrary,

In contrast,

Despite this,

In spite of,

Conversely,

3. To connect another point to make the existing argument stronger:


In fact,
As a matter of fact,

4. To show result
So

Consequently,

As a result,

Accordingly,

Therefore,

5. To introduce an example or illustration :


For example,

In other words,

For instance

A good example is.....

6. To arrange ideas in sequence (order, time and place):


Order
First I Firstly,

Afterwards,

Next,

Finally / Lastly,

Then,

Subsequently,

Later,

Time
While

Meanwhile

Since

Until

When

Place
Where
Wherever

7.To sum up some or all of your ideas :


In short,.......

In brief, ....

The gist of it is......

To sum up