A FOR AND AGAINST ESSAY

PROS AND CONS

PLAN

  • an introduction state the topic (no opinion)
  • a main body arguments for, justifications & examples
  • arguments against, justifications & examples
  • a conclusion your opinion or balanced summary

USEFUL LANGUAGE

LINKING POINTS

  • TO LIST AND ADD POINTS : In the first place, To start/begin with, Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly, Finally In addition to this, Furthermore, Moreover, Besides....
  • TO INTRODUCE OR LIST ADVANTAGES: The main/first/most important advantage of....One/Another/An additional advantage of....It is often suggested/believed/argued that....Some /Many people suggest/feel/argue that...., Some/Many people are in favour of/are convinced that...
  • TO INTRODUCE OR LIST DISADVANTAGES: The main/most important disadvantage/drawback of.....One/Another/An additional disadvantage/drawback....One point/argument against....Some/Many people are against
  • TO INTRODUCE EXAMPLES/REASONS/RESULTS: for example, for instance, such as, like, in particular, therefore, for this reason, because, as, since, as a result
  • TO SHOW CONTRAST: On the other hand, However, Still, but, Nonetheless, Nevertheless, Although, Even though, In spite of/Despite (the fact that)
  • TO INTRODUCE A CONCLUSION: In conclusion, To conclude/sum up, All in all, All things considered, Taking everything into account/consideration

TASK

  1. Pros and cons of studing
  2. Pros and cons of home schooling
  3. Pros and cons of team sports over individual sports
  4. Pros and cons sport club membership
  5. Pros and cons of plastic surgery
  6. Pros and cons of marihuana legalisation
  7. Pros and cons of working at home
  8. Pros and cons of holiday work abroad
  9. Pros and cons of genetically modified food on Polish market
  10. Pros and cons of fast foods
  11. Pros and cons of online shopping
  12. Pros and cons of local shops