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Arslan Saeed
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Could we:
1- write the introduction on the first paragraph.
2-write the discussion on the 2nd and 3rd paragraph.
3- write our opinion and conclusion on the 4th paragraph.

Simon
I have a question about one kind of topic.

As for the topic of reasons and measures.
'To what extent do you think are consumers influenced by advertisements? What measures can be taken to protect them?

How can i write the beginning part?
Is it okay to end the beginning by using the sentence which is like 'there are reasons in next paragraph or 'there are some reasons and measurements'?

Thank you so much!

i have a big problem in writing and speaking i want to improve that for ielts

Khoory

This is a 'classic' way to answer this question and it's fine.

Connie

This is a '2 question' essay and it's best to refer to both questions in the introduction so that the examiner knows you are going to answer them, and also, to remind you to answer them. Here is a sample introduction:

Advertising is a major industry and many companies spend enormous sums using it to promote their image and products. In this essay I will nevertheless argue that consumers are heavily influenced by advertising and outline some measures to prevent them being misled.

HI SIMON,
I HAVE A QUERY ABOUT "DISCUSSION+ OPINION QUESTION".
IN WHAT WAYS WE CAN CHANGE THE EXPRESSIONS IN OUR TONE WHILE WRITING MAIN-BODY PARAGRAPH,WHEN WE WANT TO SAY THAT IT IS PEOPLE VIEWS BUT I AM NOT AGREEING OR IT IS PEOPLE OPINION AND I AM ALSO SUPPORTING IT.IT WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL IF SAME TIME YOU COULD GIVE US AN EXAMPLE OF "DISCUSSION WITHOUT OPINION" ON SAME TOPIC .CAN YOU EXPLAIN IT BY USING SOME EXAMPLE TOPIC?
REGARDS

Anamika
Try these phrases
- Some people believe that it is better for students to take a year off before studying at university. While the possible beneficial aspects of this step are important, personally, I think that there are many drawbacks, which should be considered seriously.

-While some people argue that students should pay their tuition fees, I feel that we should make an exception for those who come from poor backgrounds.

-I agree with the fact that cars should be banned from entering city centre, but we should take into account that people who are disabled cannot use public transport.

Hello Simon
Plz, write me back. I am a bit confused.

According to the structure you have mentioned above HOW MANY PARAGRAPHES WORK OUT?
Regards,

thank you so much,Simon!

Simon
Sorry I have some other questions.

1.Is it okay to use quotes by famous people in the beginning and ending part? If it is okay, then which part is better for that?

2.And as for the 'both view+opinion' essay, such as 'some people think zoos are cruel and all the zoos should be closed. Some think zoos are useful to protect rare animals.' If my point is zoos are cruel but don't have to close all the zoos.
Is it reasonable to write the second some opinion then argue the first to add my agree in some degree? I mean change the order to discuss the two 'some people think...'
Is it okay?
Thank you so much!

MG CASHA,
thanks a lot for your help.Can you suggest me if they are better go with introduction or I can use it as topic sentence for main-body paragraph as well.How to write it,if I am agreeing with the these,specially the first example in main-body?
Thanks in advance

Hi Simon,

Does it mean that the structure of the essay for this part should be:

1st par: Introduction+Opinion
2nd par: Advantages
3rd par: Disadvantages
4th par: Conclusion w/ Opinion?

I'll appreciate it much if you could clarify this. Thank you!!

Hi Simon

when question ask "discuss in both views and give your opinion ",can i give the solution to the problem after i discussed both sides?


thx in advance

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