Opinion composition c1 February, 2017 what is an opinion composition?



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OPINION COMPOSITION

  • C1
  • February, 2017

WHAT IS AN OPINION COMPOSITION?

HOW DO YOU WRITE IT?

  • Opinion essay writing is all about clear structure.

HOW DO YOU WRITE IT?

  • Underline the vocabulary in the question and write down with the related meaning.
  • Your class has been doing a project on “Animals in Danger”. Your teacher would now like you to write a composition to answer the following questions:
  • What can ordinary people do to protect endangered species? What do you think is the best way for them to do this?”

HOW DO YOU WRITE IT?

  • Underline the vocabulary in the question and write down with the related meaning.
  • Your class has been doing a project on “Animals in Danger”. Your teacher would now like you to write a composition to answer the following questions:
  • What can ordinary people do to protect endangered species? What do you think is the best way for them to do this?”

HOW DO YOU WRITE IT?

  • 2. Think about your reader
  • who is going to read the composition?
  • Which style of writing will you use?
  • What format?

HOW DO YOU WRITE IT?

  • 4. Think about vocabulary
  • Many animals today are threatened with …
  • Many animals today are …
  • Many animals are becoming …
  • extinction
  • dying out
  • extinct

4. Think about vocabulary

  • 4. Think about vocabulary
  • Why are animals in danger?
  • Huntings
  • Threats to habitat
  • Pollution
  • Farming
  • Forest clearance
  • Fur
  • Housing
  • Industrial waste
  • Ivory
  • Mining
  • Motorways
  • Over-fishing
  • Sewerage
  • Skins
  • Whale oil

Complete the gaps with the words below

  • In order to protect endangered species, we can __________ environmental organisations, such as Friends of the Earth. We can also _________ money to other conservation _________. We can try to _________ Members of Parliament, so that they will introduce ________ which _________ the sale of products from animals in danger of extinction.
  • ban
  • charities
  • laws
  • join
  • lobby
  • donate

5. What do you write about?

  • Brainstorming in small groups
  • Which animal is most in need of protection?
  • How is it possible to help endangered species in Spain?
  • Do you do anything to protect endangered species?
  • What is the best way ordinary people can help?

6. Before you start writing

  • When you give your opinion:
  • Give examples
  • Explain
  • Assume the reader knows NOTHING about the topic.
  • Be CLEAR and PRECISE.
  • Use appropriate language.

USEFUL LANGUAGE

  • GIVING AN OPINION
    • In my opinion, …
    • Personally, I think ….
    • I believe that ….
    • It seems to me that ….
  • GIVING FACTS
    • It is a fact that …
    • It is widely known that ….
    • There is/are definitely …
    • It is true that ….
  • OTHERS’ POINTS OF VIEWS
    • It is widely said that …
    • It is believed that ….
  • REASON AND RESULT
    • As a result, ….
    • Therefore ….
    • My main reason is ….
    • Another reason is ….
  • ADDITION
    • What’s more …
    • In addition …
    • Furthermore …
    • Also
  • CONCLUDING
    • To sum up, …
    • To conclude, …
    • In conclusion, …
    • It is clear that …


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