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Personality

Writing task: Give an opinion

Do you think personality tests can really tell what a person is like? Why or Useful language
why not? Useful phrases
Stating an opinion
Use the Useful language and the notes you made in the Engage task to help you
• I’m (completely) against…
prepare. When you are ready, write around 300 words giving your opinion. • In my opinion…
Tip  An opinion text that your teacher will read should generally be neutral in style. Use • As far as I’m concerned…
contractions so it doesn’t sound too formal but use neutral language. Organize your Adding reasons or examples
ideas effectively so your opinion is clear. • I feel this way for a
number of reasons.
Follow this paragraph structure:
• For example…
• Topic sentence: State your opinion.
• such as…
• Supporting points: Give two or three reasons to support your opinion, adding details or
Adding details and
examples. information
• Concluding sentence: Draw a conclusion. • In addition…
Check it!  Read your text and check it’s organized clearly and makes sense. Then read • Also, …
it again and check for grammar, vocabulary and spelling errors. • Another consideration
is…

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