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Writing: Express an opinion on animal treatment – Intermediate 7

The pre-writing task was done in class. In order to convince or persuade people it’s essential to include facts, evidence and expert’s opinions. Do some research when you have made up your mind about the issue you will deal with.

Writing Strategies:

Using Evidence to Strengthen Your Arguments (from Prof. Allison Pease’s Writing Center workshop)

Extra Writing Skills Practice

ZOOS:

Reuters: zoos

National Geographic: interview – San Diego zoo

Arguments for and against zoos

Zoos and conservation

A mother’s view on zoos and an alternatives

ANIMALS IN ENTERTAINMENT:

BBC: using animals in entertainment

 PETA animals in entertainment factsheets

ASPCA animals in entertainmente

Pros and cons of animals in circuses

Animal conservation organizations in Peru:

These organizations provide alternatives to get in touch with wild animals

Fundación Ballena Azul – Peru

ORCA – Peru

Mundo Azul

Amazon Shelter

 Next remember to follow these steps when writing:

  1.  Think about the introduction. State what the situation is in an impersonal way.
  2. Think of at two or three reasons to support your opinion.
  3. Reflect on the possible arguments against them.
  4. Work on your conclusion. You final statement expresses your personal opinion.
  5. Write a draft. Use the ideas you wrote in your plan. Make sure you include the grammar and vocabulary from the unit.
  6. Use a formal style: no contractions or colloquial expressions. Formal style – Yale University
  7. Check for grammar, punctuation or spelling mistakes.

Featured image:

“Animal Rights Memorial – Sherborn, Massachusetts – DSC02932 (cropped 2)” by Daderot – Daderot. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Animal_Rights_Memorial_-_Sherborn,_Massachusetts_-_DSC02932_(cropped_2).jpg#/media/File:Animal_Rights_Memorial_-_Sherborn,_Massachusetts_-_DSC02932_(cropped_2).jpg

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