Good Opinion Paragraph – Easy Writing Steps – Example Structure Teach ESL Color Code
Hello, I am Justin Time and this is… Ralph McBook. Today we’re going to show you an easy way
to write that opinion paragraph. Yeah. This is what you need to do. Introduce
your opinion, give the reasons explain in more detail, and give your conclusion. What’s your topic, Ralph? How do you feel about where you live? The best way to do this is the OREO way. The what-eo what? Blimey. A giant biscuit. That’s no ordinary cookie, Ralph. That’s an
opinion cookie. The top biscuit is your introduction. That’s where you give your
opinion. The cream in the middle is the interesting bit. That’s where you give
the reasons for your opinion and explain for your readers. And finally there
is the bottom biscuit. That’s where you give your opinion again in the conclusion.
So there we go. OREO, a great way to write a super tasty paragraph for your
readers. Right? Let’s make some notes Ralph. Okay. It’s a good idea to make a table like this
in your notebook. Do we have to give three reasons? Yeah, I think three is the minimum. Two is
just not enough. So how do you feel about where you live Ralph? Well, I live in the countryside and it’s quite
difficult. There are many problems. Go on then put it in the notes. Right, here we go. Work. There’s not many
jobs around and little variety. Yeah. What else? Shopping. Shopping’s a problem. There are
not many shops and you have to get in the car. Even if you just want some milk. Oh, icky.
And then there’s the internet. It’s so slow and it goes down completely quite
often. Oh dear. So what you going to do about it
then, Ralph? I think I’m going to move to the city Justin. Okay, Ralph, those notes are good. There’s
just one thing though. What’s the main problem for you? It’s the work Justin, why? Well, it’s best to save the most important
reason far last. It has more impact and the readers will remember it. How’s that? That’s great, Ralph. Okay, let’s get down
to the writing. We’re going to need a bit more space now. Are we going to write in the table? Y. Yes, if we use the OREO table, we won’t forget
anything important. Okay. Many people think that living in the
countryside is ideal, but it’s not working for me. How’s that for a topic sentence? That’s fine, Ralph. Let’s just go over what
makes a good topic sentence. Okay. The topic sentence must have your topic
and your main point, what you’re going to say about the topic. This
must be very clear for your readers. Yeah, and we have to remember that the topic
sentence is also the controlling sentence. Yeah, with this topic sentence, I can only
write about why living in the countryside is not good for me. I can’t start
writing about any good points. Very true, Ralph. Okay, let’s have a reason
one. Firstly, there is little choice when it comes
to shopping. And can you explain that reason? There are not many shops in my area, just
one supermarket. It is two kilometers from my house, so I have to use the car.
Good. And reason number two? Another reason is that the internet service
is very poor. And explain reason two? Usually it is so slow that I can watch a video.
Even worse, it sometimes goes down completely in the evening. Okay. And reason three? Finally and most importantly for me, there
is not much opportunity when it comes to working. And explain reason three. Most companies have their offices in the city,
so if I want to find interesting work, I will have to commute for two hours. Oh, icky Ralph. I see what you mean. That’s
not easy. And your opinion again, concluding. Briefly, country living is not as great as
people think. In my opinion, it is very inconvenient. I am going to move to the city
as soon as I can find a job. The nice one, Ralph. Let’s take it out of
the table and look at it as a complete paragraph. Ooh, that looks really good. It is good, Ralph. Your writing is getting
much better. That OREO table is great, it really helped. Oh, you forgot the milk. What milk? The mil you go for in the car. Do I really need it? More information, better for the readers.
Yeah, that’s a good paragraph. Ralph. Let’s look at it in black and white. Just needs a title now. What do you think
Justin? Something short and catchy. What do you think
Ralph? Country Life? Boring. How about City Boy Blues? No. Well, how long have you lived in the country? Six months. So you are a city boy. How about Escape From the Country? Okay, you’ve got it. If you ever have to write
an opinion paragraph, just remember OREO, check out the link below this
video where you can download free OREO worksheet. Thanks for watching everybody. Don’t forget
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