In last week's lesson I asked you to think about where you would put your opinion in an essay about the question below.
Some people think that more money should be spent to promote the use of bicycles in cities. Others, however, believe that cities should focus on investing in public transport systems.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Let's start with the introduction and conclusion. My general 'rule' for these paragraphs is that they should cover everything that the question asks you to cover. This means that your opinion should be clear in both. Here are my examples:
People have different views about how best to improve transportation in cities. While better provision for cyclists would be a positive measure, I would argue that further investment in public transport should be the priority in most cities.
In conclusion, although I hope that cities will become more bicycle-friendly in the future, I believe that more money should be spent on public transport infrastructure than on the promotion of cycling.