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Essay Sample 21

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Comment on the following statement:

Space exploration was the greatest achievement of the 20th century. 

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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The question of space exploration has been discussed for quite a long time. Some people think that the exploration of space is the greatest attainment of the last century, whereas others do not agree. They believe that computers are better achievement.

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In my opinion space research is one of the most important accomplishments humans have ever done. First of all, space exploration has integrated a lot of new technologies into our lives. For example, everybody uses satellite televisionGPS navigators or weather broadcasts nowadays. It is all only possible because people flew into space and sent their satellites there. Secondly, it has given us understanding that we are not alone and there must be other planets where humans can live. For instance, it is a scientific fact that one day our planet will not exist anymore and people will have to find another place to live.

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At the same time there are people who say that computers made a bigger impact on 20th century. They claim that only computers and computer technologies made other achievements possible.

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I do not agree with the statement mentioned above. Computers improved or was the base for a lot of modern things like the Internet, robots some clever technologies. But space exploration has definitely the most outstanding impact since it opened the whole universe for the human race.

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In conclusion, I would like to say there are opposing view points on this issue. At first sightseemed not so important, but in actual fact it is the most outstanding accomplishment of that time. Thus, I strongly believe that space exploration was the greatest achievement of the 20th century.

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