Presentation on theme: "OPINION ESSAY. STRUCTURE OF AN OPINION ESSAY OPENING/ INTRODUCTION: Includes the topic and the author's opinion in a clear way BODY: Viewpoints and arguments."— Presentation transcript:
STRUCTURE OF AN OPINION ESSAY OPENING/ INTRODUCTION: Includes the topic and the author's opinion in a clear way BODY: Viewpoints and arguments supported by reasons or examples (two or three paragraphs) CLOSING/ CONCLUSION: The main points are summarized and the author restates his/her opinions in other words or makes a suggestion
Tienen que ser informados sobre el SIDA ¿Cómo pueden informarse?
SOME TIPS Use a formal style Introduce the topic clearly Clear sentences (If possible) Introduce a rhetorical question in the opening Use several connectors of: Cause: because (of), due to, as, as a result of, one/ another reason for...is... Result: so, consequently, thus,as a result, as a consequence, for this reason, that is why... Purpose: in order to, so that, to... Check your spelling, grammar and punctuation
Don't... Don't use colloquial expressions Don't use short forms Don't give personal examples Don't beat about the bush (get straight to the point)
USEFUL EXPRESSIONS Many people think that... In my opinion, however, … I disagree In my view... I (firmly) believe that... However, … Despite this, … First of all,... Secondly, … In addition, … It is clear that... In short, … To sum up,... In conclusion, … My opinion is that...