Two-Sided Argument Essays: Structure / Lessons

This blog discusses the elements of two-sided argument essays and includes a free download. It provides a variety of two-sided argument texts based on topical issues, an outline and answer section. These are four paragraph essay structures consisting of an introduction (general to specific, thesis and outline), two block type arguments (1 paragraph = for, 1 paragraph = against), and then a conclusion (summary, restate thesis, recommendation / suggestion). The texts are all written by AEUK on a variety of topics and divided into two types; general and academic.
More information on Introductions / Thesis statements / Topic sentences / Paragraphing / Linking words / Conclusions

Argument Essay lessons: 

This text can be used in a variety of ways.

  1. a reading to highlight key arguments.  
  2. a writing where students use the empty outline to plan a writing and then compare to the model.
  3. a guided writing where the tutor provides the completed outline and the students write an essay using these ideas.
  4. a listening – the tutor reads out the essay and the students note down the key arguments.

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General essays – no sources

Argument essay: Home Education

 Question: ‘Should parents educate their children at home?’ This is the full lesson from the images above. The essay can be used in a number of different ways – see the lesson plan. Words: 440  Level ***** [C2/B1]

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General essays – no sources

Argument essay: Advertising

Question: Is advertising a benefit for society? This essay investigates the negatives of a materialistic focused society against the economic benefits of advertising. Example. Words: 550  Level ***** [B1/B2]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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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

Question: Should guns be banned? This essay investigates the US 2nd Amendment to bear arms against other  countries where guns have been banned. Example. Words: 700  Level ***** [B1/B2]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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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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4x General argument essays

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Academic essays – with sources & credible evidence

 

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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5x Academic argument essays

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10x argument essays

5x general and 5x Academic argument essays

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One-sided Argument Essay Downloads

What is the difference between one-sided and two-sided argument essays? go here.

 

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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AEUK Argument Essay Titles

  A whole range of twenty possible argument essay titles. Students can take one title and write 250+ words using a similar structure to the essays above.  **** [C2/B1]

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