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Level 8 (CEFR B1)

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  1. Lesson 1 | Movies
    6 Temas
  2. Lesson 2 | Passive Voice 1
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    3 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | Passive Voice 2
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    5 Cuestionarios
  4. Lesson 4 | Lilly Might Have to Burp
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    2 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | WRITING AN EMAIL OF COMPLAINT
    6 Temas
  6. Lesson 6 | First Conditional
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    6 Cuestionarios
  7. Lesson 7 | Second Conditional
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    6 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | Third Conditional
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    2 Cuestionarios
  9. Lesson 9 | Writing an Article
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Lección 9, Tema 2
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Lesson 9 – Step 2 – Writing an article

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Objetivo

Let’s learn some tips on how to write an opinion article. Pay attention to the structure and some useful vocabulary.

You can watch the video or go straight to the written explanation. You decide! Once you’ve finished, you can move to step 3.


Language Discovery

Look at the phrases in blue in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  1. They are phrases to add colour and life to the article.
  2. Some of them are used to express a personal point of view.

Look at the phrases in green in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  1.  They are all subheadings or subtitles

What is an article?

It is an informal piece of writing where you express and explain your thoughts on a specific topic. You can find articles in magazines, on newspapers, on social media, and on the web. Always use adjectives and adverbs to give life to your article.

Structure

Title: Write a title that gets the readers’ attention. It can be a question, a funny comment or anything you think sounds interesting.

Introduction (1 paragraph): introduce the topic and your opinion. When you read the first paragraph of an article, you decide if you want to continue reading or not. It’s a good idea to start this paragraph with a rhetorical question.

Main body (2 or more paragraph): this is where you expand your ideas and give reasons for it. These will depend on the topic you are writing about. It’s a good idea to use subheadings and bullet points. They make the article more easy to read.

Conclusion (1 paragraph): summarise your opinion with different words.

Summary
Choose a catchy title
Write an interesting introduction
Use an informal style
Use adjectives and adverbs
Use bullet points and subtitles
Write a conclusion
Remember the purpose is to entertain and inform.

Conclusión

Ready? Terrific! Let’s move on to step 3 to practise what you’ve learnt in this step.