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An opinion essay “It is believed that young people today are not as healthy as they were fifty years ago. What is your opinion? Do you agree or disagree?” May 2011 11 form Teacher: Tkacheva S.V. Lyceum # 95 Saint Petersburg
The purposes for the lesson Students’ : ??????????
The purposes of the lesson Students’ : ?????????? Teacher’s: to teach how to write ‘an opinion essay’ ( general strategies: content, structure, linking words); to encourage the students to improve their speaking and critical thinking skills; to encourage the students to revise and use the vocabulary of the previous lessons.
Possible plans of the lesson: Plan 1 1.Revise vocabulary ( exercises). 2.Get the plan of an opinion essay and compare it with the plan of a ‘for and against’ essay. 3.Discuss the content of the future essay( in groups). Introduce the results. 4.Analyze the structure of a sample essay and using linking words.(exercises). 5.Home task.( to write your own essay, 3 topics for choice) 6.Reflection ( your opinions about the lesson’s results) Plan 2 1.Get the plan of an opinion essay and analyze the title. 2.Analyze a sample essay(образец) 3.Write your own essay ( consulting the teacher, dictionaries) 4.No home task.
Revision exercise 2 1.More and more sport centers are being built nowadays in Russia…. Although For example In spite of Because More than that However Moreover
Revision exercise 2 2. Families on low income are provided with some kinds of benefits …. Although For example In spite of Because More than that However Moreover
Revision exercise 2 3. Teenagers spend a lot of time in front of the computer screens ….. Although For example In spite of Because More than that However Moreover
Revision exercise 2 4. People often prefer having a private health insurance … Although For example In spite of Because More than that However Moreover
Compare plans A “for” and “against” essay 200-250 words. 1.Make an introduction(state the problem). 2. Give arguments ‘For’. 3. Give arguments ‘Against’. 4.Draw a conclusion.(+ your own opinion). An opinion essay 200-250 words 1.Make an introduction (state the problem) 2.Express your personal opinion and give reasons for it. 3.Give arguments for the other point of view and explain why you don’t agree with it. 4.Draw a conclusion.
Group discussion It is believed that young people today are not as healthy as they were fifty years ago. What is your opinion? Do you agree or disagree? Group 1 : doctors, teachers, parents, who are sure that young people nowadays are not as healthy as they used to be. Group 2: the members of the government, local authorities, some light-minded men, who don’t pay attention on that problem.
Linking words to list points of view to add more points to express your opinion to contrast opinions Other linking words to conclude Firstly Secondly Finally More than that What is more In my opinion, I do not think I strongly believe HoweverAs a result In conclusio n
A sample essay We often hear a statement that the health of modern teenagers is much more worse than that of their counterparts who lived fifty years ago. Is it really so? 1.In my opinion, nowadays young people are not as healthy as they used to be. 2.Firstly, young people today eat lots of genetically modified and junk food, which is definitely harmful. 3.Secondly, modern teenagers often smoke, drink alcohol and take drugs, which leads to serious diseases. 4.Finally, lots of teenagers are addicted to computers or watch TV all day long instead of walking and doing sports. 5.As a result, according to the statistics, high rate of young people are overweight and suffer from heart diseases. 6.However, there is another point of view. Many people ignore these facts claiming that teenagers’ health is steadily improving due to modern health care and better nutrition.7. I do not think they are right. Of course, young people do not die today of such diseases as pneumonia and tuberculosis but their health is definitely getting worse because they breath polluted air, drink polluted water and eat food with different harmful additives.8. More than that, teenagers usually eat what they want or even skip meals.9. What is more, we must admit that today we are threatened by such incurable diseases as AIDS or hepatitis. 10.In conclusion, I want to say that our society should pay more attention to the health of younger generation because they are the basis of our future development.11. I strongly believe that teenagers should be actively involved in various health projects.
Home task Topics for choice: Should teenagers be tested on drug at school? What is your opinion? Should people be responsible for their own health care and have private health insurance? What is your opinion? Today some scientists claim that governments should not control cloning experiments. What is your opinion? Do you agree or disagree?
Useful information www.fipi.ru www.ege.edu.ru Models for writers. Short essays for compositions. Alfred Rosa, Paul Eschholz.Bedford\ St.Martin’s. New York, 2004. + www.bedfordstmartins.com/models www.bedfordstmartins.com/models
Reflection Have you achieved your aims? Was there anything useful for you in the lesson? What was difficult for you in the lesson? What did you like in the lesson?