Essay Sample 9

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

     The most important thing in life is work.

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 the most important thing in life is work, whereas others disagree.

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In my opinion work is the most valuable possession one can have. First of all, work pays people money that they need to live on. For example, in order to buy food, pay the bills or go to have a rest people need money. Secondly, work is a place where people interact sociallyFor instance, going to work one meets other people with whom they communicate and have friendly or rival relationships. 

Moreover, work is a place where people can achieve some results that build self-esteem.

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At the same time there are people who believe that there is nothing more important than work. Work provides financial security and if one has a family one cannot afford to not have it. Work can bring fulfillment and one would enjoy his or her success in it.

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In my opinion these people have a point. Surely, one can find fulfillment in work and obviously there is not a lot one can do without money. However, I believe that nowadays there are many ways how people can earn money. They can set up their own business and not have to spend much time on it. Or they can work online occasionally while spending most of their time on the things they really like. As soon as the money problem is solved, work doesn’t have to be too important.

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In conclusion, I would like to say that although work is important, it is not the most important thing in life. The most important thing is for us to be as happy as we can be. For some it can be work, for others it could be their hobbies and dreams. The path to happiness is different for everybody.

Read by Neil Geitz


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