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Essay Sample 5


Фоменко Е.А.

Comment on the following statement:

      Humour is just another defense against the modern world.

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 humour is just another trick to skip the world whereas others don’t agree.


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I think that homour is a good tool to make one feel happy. First of all, world is not something that one should be defending himself from. Secondly, humor helps to switch your focus from one thing to another, which in itself is very relaxing and even therapeutic. Humor defense from all kinds of troubles, internal and external. The nature of laughter has not completely researched but one thing is clear it makes people happier.


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At the same time there are people who say that world is evil and it’s constantly attacking people. Humour can’t be a good shelter or poor human beings but they are trying to hide there.


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In my opinion these people have a point. Material world is place where a lot of troubles happen indeed. Nevertheless, humour has to be researched as a separate phenomena which can save you from many bad things including the world.


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In conclusion, I'd like to say that if we study the nature of humour we will see that it’s a very good instrument of human psychic that helps us to feel better in any circumstances.


Read by Neil Geitz