As yesterday's listening exercise was about space programmes, let's look at the following writing question:
The money spent by governments on space programmes would be better spent on vital public services such as schools and hospitals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Planning your answer:
- First you need to decide what your opinion is. Will you agree, disagree, or try to present a balanced opinion? Which would be easier?
- Then you need to decide how to organise the essay. How many paragraphs will you write, and what will each paragraph be about?
- Finally, you need to plan some ideas (good vocabulary) to support your opinion.
Feel free to discuss your ideas in the "comments" area below. I'm afraid I can't check essays, but I'll be happy to make general comments about your ideas.