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1 This project and its actions were made possible due to co-financing by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals Discussion writing Colour cards Subject:English Age groups:8 – 11, 12 – 14, 15 – 16, Topic:Non-fiction writing EAL Nexus resource Licence information | This resource is free to use for educational purposes. © British Council 2014 Source | This resource was originally developed by Charlotte Hurley and has been adapted by EAL Nexus.

2 paragraph

3 formal language

4 present tense

5 opinion

6 debate

7 modal verb

8 point of view / viewpoint

9 alternate view/ opposing view

10 conclusion

11 fact

12 statistics

13 conditional language

14 A part of a piece of writing that usually deals with one subject, that begins on a new line, and that is made up of one or more sentences.

15 Language used when conversational language (such as slang) isn’t suitable. Standard English is used, with correct grammar and punctuation.

16 A verb tense used to show an action that is happening now

17 A judgement or viewpoint on a particular matter

18 A discussion between people where they express different opinions on a particular subject

19 A type of verb that is mainly used to show how sure we are that something has happened, is happening or will happen.

20 An opinion on or attitude towards a particular matter

21 An opinion or attitude which is different from another

22 The last part of the discussion or argument which shows the writer’s final opinion on the subject

23 Words or phrases used when we are not sure if something is true

24 Something known to be true, that can be proved

25 A fact or piece of data obtained from a large study

26 There is an important debate going on in school about uniform… ______________________________ ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________. The children think that…______________________ _____________________________________________. ______________________________________________ The parents think that…_______________________ ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________. In conclusion, it was decided that… …________ ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________.

27  ‘is placed’ rather than ‘put’  ‘elevate’ rather than ‘lift’  ‘manufacture’ rather than ‘make’

28  Modern zoos are designed so that…  People believe that…  Children watch TV whenever…

29  They argue that it is cruel…  Many believe that it is educational…  Others say that it is dangerous…

30 I think that… I disagree…

31 can, could, may, might, must, ought, shall, should, will, would… Could you imagine a world without tigers?

32  They argue that it is educational…  Many people believe that it is cruel to…  Others say that it is dangerous to…

33  Many people argue that... However others disagree, saying… on the other hand… in contrast… conversely… alternatively… conversely…

34  In conclusion…  Having considered all the arguments…  Looking at this from both sides…

35  The Second World War ended in 1945  Measles in an infectious viral illness

36  98% of cats prefer…  When surveyed, most children in primary schools said they did not like vegetables

37  This might be…  One possible reason could be…  It could be argued… It may be that… possibly… probably…

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