2STRUCTURE 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
3Tienen que ser informados sobre el SIDA ¿Cómo pueden informarse?
4SOME 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
5Don'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)
6USEFUL 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...