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writing Opinions

BUILDING-UP VOCABULARY:

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

 

Some cases we are asked to write an essay or a paragraph in which we express our idea(s) about a specific topic. This leads us to ask to ourselves what I need to express an idea, what the main elements are, or simply, what an opinion is. Well,  How about if we build-up some concepts about this topic?

The first concepts to be buildt are:

 

  1.  thought
  2. opinion
  3. idea
  4. judgement
  5. reason
  6. belief

  1. What is a thought?
  2. What are facts and opinions?
  3. What is the difference between idea and ideal?
  4. tips to make a good judgement
  5. What is a belief?
Discuss those concepts in class. Be sure you build your own so that you can use them when writing an opinion. 
But, what do you need to write an opinon? or, What do you need to write an opinion paragraph?
work on a brainstorming activity to solve these questions, then what the video in which it is explained the first and maybe the most important element in an opinion paragraph.  How to Write Basic Topic Sentences
 
 
 
 
Now, let's check a short video in which it is explained the main elements in an opinion paragraph. As soon as you finish, discuss with your classmates and tutor about it. Then, go to the next short video. 
 
 
 

 

School Vouchers Debate

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NOW, GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK, READ, TAKE SOME NOTES, THEN DISCUSS THE ARTICLE WITH YOUR CLASSMATES.

  1. The Controversial School Vaoucher
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ILLIGAL IMMIGRATION

Illegal Immigration

The debate about illegal immigration focuses on what measures the United States should take to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country and what should happen to them if they are found. Should the United States implement more policies to prevent and punish illegal immigrants or should the immigration policies be more lenient?

 

YOUR CULTURE; MY CULTURE

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The Secret of El Dorado

In 1542, the Spanish Conquistador, Francisco de Orellana ventured along the Rio Negro, one of the Amazon Basin’s great rivers. Hunting a hidden city of gold, his expedition found a network of farms, villages and even huge walled cities. At least that is what he told an eager audience on his return to Spain.

The prospect of gold drew others to explore the region, but none could find the people of whom the first Conquistadors had spoken. The missionaries who followed a century later reported finding just isolated tribes of hunter-gatherers. Orellana’s story seemed to be no more than a fanciful myth.

When scientists came to weigh up the credibility of Orellana’s words, they reached the same conclusion. As productive as the rainforest may appear, the soil it stands in is unsuited to farming. It is established belief that all early civilizations have agriculture at their hearts.

 The Secret of El Dorado

 

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