Several people have asked me to help with the following question:
More houses are needed in many countries to cope with increasing populations. Would it be better to build houses in existing towns and cities, or to develop new towns in rural areas?
The first thing that I would do is think about my 4-paragraph structure. This means that we need 2 main body paragraphs (2 main ideas). Don't worry about putting your real opinion; just try to think of the easiest opinion for a 4-paragraph essay.
Here's one way that we could structure the essay:
- Introduction: give your opinion e.g. it's better to develop new towns
- Paragraph: explain why we shouldn't build more houses in cities
- Paragraph: explain the benefits of building new towns
- Conclusion: repeat / summarise your opinion