# Writing. Part 2. Домбровская И.В - 15 стр.

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11. In fact, the report states that most college graduates are interested in
pursuing a Masters degree in the future.
12. At first sight, the building looked safe but after a detailed inspection it was
reported to be in need of major structural repairs.
13. Contrary to popular belief, the teaching profession is in need of qualified
educators.
14. Many people are in favour of/against the mayors proposal to raise local
taxes.
15. Opponents of this view say that increasing the school year will only
overwork students.
16. While working for a large company is prestigious, it can be very stressful.
17. For instance, in the past six months, retailers have reported a 25% drop in
sales of electronic equipment.
18. In practice, consumers spend more money on luxury items.
19. As a rule, girls get better exam results than boys.
20. Some companies have tried to create more positions to some extent,
considering the high rate of unemployment.
21. As far as I know, residents were opposed to the citys plan to build a
nuclear power plant in their area.
22. In other words, they disagree with the managers decision.
23. As far as the community is concerned, the area is in need of a new
elementary school.
24. At any rate, a new community centre will greatly benefit the people of the
town.
25. Under the circumstances, the situation cannot be improved.
Useful Tips for Argumentatives
-use formal style - do not include colloquial English;
-do not use short forms;
-write well developed paragraphs;
-avoid strong feelings (don't say: nobody does this, or it is impossible to
disagree with me);
-use generalisations (e.g. people say/believe/consider) but do not use
overgeneralisation (e.g. everybody believes that...);
-do not use strong personal expressions (e.g. I think) - use milder language (e.g.
In my opinion, I believe etc);
-use linking words (e.g. therefore, although, however etc);
-use sequencing (e.g. firstly, secondly, lastly);
-make reference to other sources (e.g. The government claims that...);
-give examples - not personal thoughts (e.g. products such as aerosols can
destroy the environment);
-do not refer blindly to statistics unless you are certain of a source (don't say:
Statistics have recently shown that I am right. Which statistics?);
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11. In fact, the report states that most college graduates are interested in
pursuing a Master’s degree in the future.
12. At first sight, the building looked safe but after a detailed inspection it was
reported to be in need of major structural repairs.
13. Contrary to popular belief, the teaching profession is in need of qualified
educators.
14. Many people are in favour of/against the mayor’s proposal to raise local
taxes.
15. Opponents of this view say that increasing the school year will only
overwork students.
16. While working for a large company is prestigious, it can be very stressful.
17. For instance, in the past six months, retailers have reported a 25% drop in
sales of electronic equipment.
18. In practice, consumers spend more money on luxury items.
19. As a rule, girls get better exam results than boys.
20. Some companies have tried to create more positions to some extent,
considering the high rate of unemployment.
21. As far as I know, residents were opposed to the city’s plan to build a
nuclear power plant in their area.
22. In other words, they disagree with the manager’s decision.
23. As far as the community is concerned, the area is in need of a new
elementary school.
24. At any rate, a new community centre will greatly benefit the people of the
town.
25. Under the circumstances, the situation cannot be improved.

Useful Tips for Argumentatives
-use formal style - do not include colloquial English;
-do not use short forms;
-write well developed paragraphs;
-avoid strong feelings (don't say: nobody does this, or it is impossible to
disagree with me);
-use generalisations (e.g. people say/believe/consider) but do not use
overgeneralisation (e.g. everybody believes that...);
-do not use strong personal expressions (e.g. I think) - use milder language (e.g.
In my opinion, I believe etc);
-use linking words (e.g. therefore, although, however etc);
-use sequencing (e.g. firstly, secondly, lastly);
-make reference to other sources (e.g. The government claims that...);
-give examples - not personal thoughts (e.g. products such as aerosols can
destroy the environment);
-do not refer blindly to statistics unless you are certain of a source (don't say:
Statistics have recently shown that I am right. Which statistics?);