Discursive Writing (Part 1) (advantages-disadvantages) Σημειώσεις


Discursive Writing (advantages-disadvantages)

1. How to make a point or express an opinion or reason.

  • First of all ……………………
  • One advantage of (……………) is ……………
  • One disadvantage of (……………….) is ………………
  • Another point in favour of (…………….) is ………………….
  • Another point against (……………….) is ………………..
Disadvantage

Disadvantage

  • A further argument in favour is ……………….
  • A further argument against is ………………..
  • One other advantage is ………………….
  • One other disadvantage is ………………….
  • The biggest advantage is ………………….
  • The biggest disadvantage is ………………….
  • One objection to this argument is ………………….
  • This not always the case (means ‘not always true’)
  • Take for instance …………………..(means ‘here is an example’)
  • In my opinion ………………….
  • I think (…………………..) …………………. should (………………….)
  • If (………………..) ……………………. then ………………………
  • It’s important / true / necessary to remember / point out that …………..
  • It’s worth remembering that ……………………..
  • Bearing this in mind, I think ………………. (means ‘remembering what I’ve just said’)
  • To sum up, I would say that ……………….
  • On balance, I would say that ………………. 

  • 2.  How to link the points or opinions or reasons together.

  • On the one hand …………………………. on the other hand (used to introduce an important point).
  • But ………………
  • In contrast ……………….
  • Besides …………………. (used to add one point, advantage to another)
  • Moreover …………………(used to add one point to another)
  • Whereas: while …………….. (used to link two opposing ideas on the same subject)
  • However …………………… (used at the beginning of the final sentence of a dramatic incident and means ‘but’
  • Although ………………… (used to join a positive idea to a negative one or vice verca )
  • In spite of / despite …………….. (used to join positive and negative ideas together)
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