AN OPINION ESSAY (EXAMPLE AND WRITING)
A. Read the essay, ignoring the gaps. Match each paragraph to its purpose. Paragraph 1 a) Give some facts to support your opinion. Paragraph 2 b) Write a conclusion, restating your opinion. Paragraph 3 c) Introduce the point, including your opinion. Paragraph 4 d) Give some contrasting points of view and say why you don’t agree with them. “Children under 16 shouldn’t be allowed to have mobile phones. They are a distraction from studies and an impediment to social interaction.” Discuss.These days it is difficult to think of a world without mobile phones. Many people have more than one and some people spend half their lives on the phone. You also see more and more younger children with mobile phones. Some might find this a worrying trend but in my opinion (1) ______________ modern society’s obsession with technology. (2) _______________ there should be an age limit for owning a mobile phone, but I would put that limit at 8 or 9 years old, not 16. (3) ________________ whoever believes that teenagers shouldn’t have access to a mobile phone is out of touch with modern society. Mobile phones are a necessary part of a teenager’s life. By using text messages and apps such as ‘Whatsapp’, modern teenagers build up social networks which are more enriching than hanging around on street corners. (4) ________________, mobile phones are a source of information. Most teenagers access the Internet via their mobile phones, and (5) ________________ distraction from studies they are actually a study aid. (6) ________________ owning a mobile phone is a form of security. Once upon a time parents didn’t know where the kids were if they hadn’t arrived home at the expected time. These days a quick phone call can put parents’ minds at rest. There should be an age limit for mobile phones, in my opinion. Children under the age of 8 or 9 should not have unlimited access to a mobile phone, for security reasons. They are not old...
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