Writing 2

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

    The most important thing in life is family.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
- explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position

     A majority of people think that the most important thing in life is family. There are many people give it more importance than even a career and other human values. There are also others who prefer family to friends or work.

     In my opinion, there are many good reasons for family. First of all, a person feels complete living in a family and he always has someone to support him emotionally and in other ways. Another reason is that a person can almost always talk and share things in life with his near and dear ones which at times is hard to do with others. The family takes care when you fall sick and one doesn’t feel lonely in life.

     On the other hand, there are those who prefer to stay alone or lead a bachelor’s life. A person who lives outside a family has more free time for himself, career, friends, etc. He is also free to do things that he likes without caring about his family’s opinion.

     However, I think it’s important to have a family as one eventually gets tired of living alone. As most people believe, a man or a woman is not complete without each other. So there is a healthy balance in life living in a family and raising kids. I would prefer family to other things.


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