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To what extent do you agree

  1. University should be free

  2. Animal testing is necessary

  3. Prisons don’t work

  4. Video games encourage violence

  5. Euthanasia should be legal

  6. Nuclear power is a bad investment

  7. Governments are over-spending

  8. Marriage is becoming old-fashioned

  9. Money is the key to happiness

  10. Consumerism is negative

  11. Social media is changing how we communicate

  12. Military service should be compulsory

  13. Education is the key to reduce crime

  14. Parents should choose the careers for their children

  15. Brexit is a mistake.

  16. There is no other life in the universe

  17. GMOs are dangerous and should be banned

  18. More should be done to control Superstar Corporations

  19. Climate Change is a myth

  20. Academic research can’t be trusted

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A basic outline of a two-sided essay

Two-sided Argument Outline

Introduction

  General

  Specific

  Outline & thesis statement

 
Main Body

  YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

  Summary

  Thesis

  Recommendations for the future

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Two-sided Argument Outline

Introduction
  General: Parents educate children at home
  Specific:  Some children find it difficult to fit in school system
  Outline & thesis statement:Look at the arguments for and against   / Better to be educated at school
 
Main Body

  YES 1)  Better potential

  • work at own rate /
  • concentrate on specific subjects
  • support: university at 12 or 13

         2) Protection 

  • harmful influences
  • truancy / drugs

   Concluding sentence: School can prevent learning taking place

  NO 1) isolation 

  • Socialisation / meet people = independence
  • Peer for sport

       2) More resources & equipment

  • Libraries, sports equipment and laboratories for science experiments

      3) Expertise

  • Parents’s lack of professional knowledge
  • Control the studying atmosphere

   Concluding sentence: difficult to draw boundaries and affect independence

Conclusion
  Summary:Home education = concentration and protection.
Schools = socialising, resources, professional teaching.
  Thesis: Greater benefits from going to school.
  Recommendations for the future: Severely-disabled children = home education.

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Essay

Should parents educate their children at home.

In Britain some parents are now choosing to educate their children at home. This is often because some children find it difficult to fit into the school system because they are especially gifted or have problems of some kind. However, despite the various arguments that have been put forward for home tutoring, this essay will argue that it is better for a child to be educated at school.

Teaching children at home has a number of advantages. Firstly, parents feel that their children will be able to realise their potential better if they can work at their own rate and concentrate on specific subjects. For example, there have been cases of children who have gone to university as young as twelve or thirteen because they are especially gifted and have opted out of the school system. Parents feel that they will also be able to protect their children from harmful influences they may encounter at school if they keep them at home. Problems such as truancy and drugs are common and adolescents particularly can be led astray by their peers. Thus, school can prevent learning from taking place effectively.

However, there are also arguments in support of sending children to school rather than educating them at home. First of all, children are isolated at home. At school, on the other hand, they are able to socialise and meet people of different ages and so become increasingly independent. Children also need their peers to do subjects like sports and drama. Another important point is that schools have more resources and equipment than can be provided at home such as libraries, sports equipment and laboratories for science experiments. A final argument is that school can offer a much wider range of subjects and expertise than parents can provide on their own. Parents would need to have a whole range of professional knowledge in science subjects like physics and chemistry to English literature and economics. It is also questionable whether parents could keep a disciplined study atmosphere at home because of the friendly family atmosphere. In sum, home tuition can affect social independence and fail to provide the correct resources and professional teaching.

To sum up, it seems that education at school is preferable to learning at home. Although home education aids concentration and protection, it limits socialising, availability of resources and professional teaching. There may be particular cases where home tutoring would be advantageous, such as for severely disabled children; however, for the vast majority of children there are greater benefits from going to school.    

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Argument essay: Home Education

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Argument essay: University

Question: Is a university degree worth the cost? This essay investigates the positive of university life and qualifications against high debt and competitive job markets. Example. Words: 633  Level ***** [B1/B2]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Argument essay: Gun Laws

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Academic Argument essay: Mobile phones

Question: Are mobile phones a health risk? This essay investigates the academic research that suggests that mobile phones are safe and unsafe. Sources:6 / Words:550 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Argument Essay: Climate Change

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind Climate Change and the arguments that this research is bias and exaggerated. Sources:7 / Words:680 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Argument Essay: Vegetarianism

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier and better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy and environmental processes. Sources:10 / Words:750 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Argument Essay: Obesity

Question: Is obesity a disease? This essay highlights the key evidence of why obesity is classified as a disease and also argues it is preventable and based on lifestyle choice. Sources:9 / Words:765 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Argument Essay: Social Media

Question: Is social media a benefit to society? This essay investigates a variety of key arguments on information sharing, employment and social behaviour. Sources:8 / Words:800 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

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One-sided Argument Essay: Essay Structure Lesson [New for 2020]

This lesson will help students’ ability to identify argument essay question words, to consider the different ways of structuring an essay (block or point-by-point) and to analyse two model essays for structure and language. Example.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

One-sided Argument Essay: Wind Energy [New for 2020]

Question: Can wind energy replace electricity power stations? This essay investigates the problems with wind energy against the economic and polluting problems of traditional energy production. This lesson includes two essays: one block and one point-by-point. Example.  Level ***** [B1/B2]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Two-sided Argument Essay: Wind Energy

Question: Can wind energy replace electricity power stations? This essay investigates the problems with wind energy against the economic and polluting problems of traditional energy production. Example. Words: 720  Level ***** [B1/B2]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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One-sided Academic Argument Essay: Climate Change [New for 2020]

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind Climate Change and the arguments that this research is bias and exaggerated. This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-by-point. Sources:7  / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Two-sided Academic Argument Essay: Climate Change

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind Climate Change and the arguments that this research is bias and exaggerated. Sources:7 / Words:680 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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One-sided Academic Argument Essay: Vegetarianism [New for 2020]

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier and better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy and environmental processes.This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-to-point.  Sources:10 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Two-sided Academic Argument Essay: Vegetarianism

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier and better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy and environmental processes. Sources:10 / Words:750 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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One-sided Academic Argument Essay: Museum [New for 2020]

Question: Should museums be free for everyone? This essay examines the keys arguments around how museums encourage cultural awareness and public education. This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-to-point.  Sources:6 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Listening Worksheet: Museums [New for 2020]]

A short listening lecture written by AEUK on museums. It discusses in detail the purpose of museums, how they are funded and their popularity, Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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