# Writing. Part 2. Домбровская И.В - 11 стр.

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Note: Descriptions of people/ places/ descriptive techniques (e.g. use of
the senses to describe atmosphere) can be used while writing a narrative, when
you want to emphasize specific parts of your narration.
Exercise 8
Write any of the following compositions, using 120-180 words.
1. You have decided to enter a short story competition. You should write a
composition finishing with the words After ten years of effort, he finally got
2. A magazine is running a short story competition. To enter the competition
you have to submit a story starting with the words This cant be happening
to me, she thought.
3. A local radio station is running a competition. To enter the competition you
must submit a detective story. The prize for the best story is a week for two
at Universal Studios.
ARGUMENTATIVES
-Expressing opinions/providing solutions to problems
-Expressing arguments for and against a topic
-Discursive essays
An argumentative composition is a piece of formal writing. There are
quite a few types of argumentative compositions such as: outlining advantages
and disadvantages of the question under discussion, expressing the writer's
personal opinion with supporting arguments, expressing for and against
arguments and discursive essays.
You should use a different paragraph for each point you make. Begin
each paragraph with a key sentence which sums up the point you are going to
make. Give examples to support your point of view.
Before starting to write your composition you should first make a plan.
Here are the plans for the four types of argumentative.
Expressing opinions/
providing solutions
For and against
Discursive essays
state topic
state opinion/
problem
state topic
state topic
Point 1/Suggestion 1
arguments for
one point of view
(eg scientific)
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Note: Descriptions of people/ places/ descriptive techniques (e.g. use of
the senses to describe atmosphere) can be used while writing a narrative, when
you want to emphasize specific parts of your narration.

Exercise 8
Write any of the following compositions, using 120-180 words.
1. You have decided to enter a short story competition. You should write a
composition finishing with the words “After ten years of effort, he finally got
2. A magazine is running a short story competition. To enter the competition
you have to submit a story starting with the words “ This can’t be happening
to me,” she thought.
3. A local radio station is running a competition. To enter the competition you
must submit a detective story. The prize for the best story is a week for two
at Universal Studios.

ARGUMENTATIVES

-Expressing opinions/providing solutions to problems
-Expressing arguments for and against a topic
-Discursive essays

An argumentative composition is a piece of formal writing. There are
quite a few types of argumentative compositions such as: outlining advantages
and disadvantages of the question under discussion, expressing the writer's
personal opinion with supporting arguments, expressing for and against
arguments and discursive essays.
You should use a different paragraph for each point you make. Begin
each paragraph with a key sentence which sums up the point you are going to
make. Give examples to support your point of view.
Before starting to write your composition you should first make a plan.
Here are the plans for the four types of argumentative.

Advantages/         Expressing opinions/ For and against     Discursive essays