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Essay Sample 03

Музланова Е.С.

Музланова Е.С.

Comment on the following statement:

    Lots of people enjoy celebrating holidays. However, for some people a holiday is just a day off.

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 think that holidays have a special value or meaning, whereas others do not agree. They believe that they are just some days when a person does not have to work.

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I think that holidays are special days that are worth celebrating. First of all, they are holidays because something important happened on those days in the past. For example, the Victory Day, 9th of May. On that day everybody remembers those who died fighting against Nazis. Second, these are the days when you can meet with your friends and have some quality time together. They also give you a feeling that today is a special day, which creates a good mood.

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At the same time there are people who think that a holiday is nothing more than a day off. One does not have to go to work or do something that they do not feel like doing.

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 Well, these are the days when you do not need to work however, they are more than just that. Those days give people hope if it is the 31st of December or they remind people about women and how they are important for us if it is the 8th of March.

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In conclusion,I would like to say that holidays are special days that oneshould pay proper attention to. Each of them connects peoplewith a special event from theirhistory. Treating holidaysas just days-off is going to make people’s life boring and bereft of a lot of happy moments. Thus, I strongly believe that all celebrations should be treated with due respect. 


In conclusionI would like to say that there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight holidays seem to be just days off but in actual fact they are special days that connect people with important events from their history. Thus, I strongly believe that holidays should be treated accordingly. 

Read by George William Dole


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