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EBAU WRITING: OPINION ESSAY

- STICK TO your opinion
- Use a FORMAL or NEUTRAL register

- CHANGE your view
- GIVE ARGUMENTS ON BOTH SIDES of the issue (pros & cons)
- Use short forms or slang

To sump up / To conclude / In conclusion,
As I see it / In my view / I am convinced that ...

Nowadays, ... It is argued that ...
I totally disagree/could not agree more with that statement
Personally, I feel that ... I strongly believe that ...

- Restate your opinion (deeper/new words)
- Briefly summarise the 2 arguments above
- Include a 'call to action'

- It is widely known that ... / It is a fact that ...
- It is clear/true that ... / It goes without saying that ...

- Research has shown that ... / As a matter of fact, ...

- For instance / To give an example / Probably the most obvious example is ...

- Furthermore / What is more / In addition to this, ...

- Reason 2 to support your opinion (topic sentence)
- Explanation sentence (expand on your first idea)
- Give an example, relevant facts or details

- Reason 1 to support your opinion (topic sentence)
- Explanation sentence (expand on your first idea)
- Give an example, relevant facts or details

- Establish the topic
- Grab the reader's attention (rethorical question)
- State YOUR OPINION

DOS

DON'TS

Consejería de Educación

INTRODUCTION

CLOSING

SUPPORTING PARAGRAPH 2

SUPPORTING PARAGRAPH 1

2º BACH - ENGLISH