Personal letter

Informal letter planner 8-е классы

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You have 40 minutes to do this task.
Comment on the following statement.
Use the following plan
1. Introduction (state the problem).
2. Express your opinion and give reasons for it.
4. Give other people's arguments and explain why they are wrong.
5. Make a conclusion/

Write 200-250 words.

1. Many people enjoy watching sporting events live while others would rather watch them
on TV. What do you think?

There are two kinds of sporting fans. Some of them enjoy watching
big sporting matches live whereas others like seeing them on television.

I prefer watching sports on television. I like to do it more because of
two things. Firstly, you save the money. Tickets to matches, especially
important, are very expensive. Furthermore, if an event takes place in
a different country you have to pay for the trip as well. It is not cheap,
too. Secondly, you don’t have to leave home. You don’t have to get dressed
and go far from your house or a flat, but you can sit on the sofa, take a
soft blanket and eat something tasty that has been cooked by your mum or wife.

On the other hand, some people don’t like using television to watch matches. They
believe that it is much better to watch sports live, because the atmosphere at
the stadiums is absolutely exciting: there are a lot of people who shout and support
their favorites. But I can’t agree with them because of the fact that most people
there are crazy about things happening in a sporting ground. In addition, some of
them drink alcohol. Therefore, it can be dangerous for you to be in this crowd. I
think the atmosphere is quite unsafe.

So, I think it is better to watch important sporting events on television sitting or
lying on the sofa and saving the money than to go to a stadium in rather dangerous

2. Many people argue that ordinary people can do a lot to help the environment, including recycling materials and preventing waste. However, this depends on towns providing facilities for recycling and educating people on the need to help the environment, which some people think is too expensive. What do you think?

3. Most people believe it's important to look nice. However, some people say that we place too much omportance on appearance and fashion. What do you think?

4. Some of my friends say there’s nothing better than reading a good book while others would rather watch its film version. What is your opinion? How would you prefer to get to know the characters and the plot of the book?