Essay Sample 15


Фоменко Е.А.

Comment on the following statement:

     Being young nowadays is not so easy as it used to be fifty years ago.

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

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Some people say that it was easier to live for young people before whereas others don’t agree.

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I think that it’s more difficult for yang people to live now than before. First of all, young people before had almost everything planed in advance. You studied well at school, then entered to university and then got a good job. Second, the government gave people apartments for free. The jobs also allowed to make enough money to cover all expanses.


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At the same time there are people who say that nowadays young people have more perspectives which make their lives easier.


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In my opinion these people have a point. If one uses the opportunities properly and becomes successful, his life becomes way easier. Nevertheless, if you don’t use your opportunities your life can be a disaster. Without a guaranteed job, good health insurance and a place to live one can feel really miserable.


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In conclusion, I'd like to say that if we weigh all the facts that support the statement against the ones that say the opposite, we'll see that the facts that support the statement outweigh those against.


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