2 STRUCTURE OF AN OPINION ESSAY OPENING/ INTRODUCTION: Includes the topic and the author's opinion in a clear wayBODY: 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
3 Tienen que ser informados sobre el SIDA ¿Cómo pueden informarse?
4 SOME TIPS Use a formal style Introduce the topic clearly Clear sentences(If possible) Introduce a rhetorical question in the openingUse 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
5 Don't... Don't use colloquial expressions Don't use short forms Don't give personal examplesDon't beat about the bush (get straight to the point)
6 USEFUL EXPRESSIONS Many people think that... Secondly, … In my opinion, however, …I disagreeIn 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...