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WRITING ACTIVITIES 1 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

In your writing, you may be asked to write a composition on the advantages and disadvantages of subjects such as television, living in the country, and working abroad, use of mobiles…You must organize exactly what you are going to say before you write. Some of the language given below will help you.

A. Below is a composition on the advantages and disadvantages of living in the country. Fill! each of the numbered blanks with one of the following words or phrases. Try not to use the same expression twice.

|Firs of all / Firstly |
|In a addition / Moreover / Furthermore |
|So /as a result / Therefore |
|However / On the other hand / In contrast |
|In conclusion / To sum up / On the whole |

| | |Living in the country is often the secret dream of certain city-dwellers.______________ (1), in reality it has both its advantages and | |disadvantages. | |There are many advantages to living in the country. ____________________(2), one lo much closer to nature and can enjoy more peace and | |quiet.___________________ (3), life In the country is much slower and people tend to be more open and friendly. A further advantage is that there | |is much less traffic, and as a result it is much safer place to bring up young children. | |___________________ (4), there are certain drawbacks to life outside the city._________________ (5), because there are fewer people, one has a | |smaller number of friends. __________________ (6),...
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