Essay Sample 3

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

    Today young people think only about making money and career.

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 nowadays young people only care about money and career, whereas others do not agree.

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In my opinion young people do not only think about money and career these days. First of all, there are a lot of patriotically oriented young people who are interested in other values. For example, they develop such qualities as honesty, loyalty, courage, patriotism, sport achievements and so on. Secondly, there is a lot of TV programs and movies that show how the heroes of our country behaved before. For instance, lives of Evpatiy Kolovrat or Ivan Vasilyevich Panfilov give younger generationsother life values. Moreover, a typical Russian character who was described in classical literature is more a thinking and contemplating person rather than a money making and career one.

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At the same time there are people who say that all teenagers are only thinking about making money and career. They watch western programs and movies and copy everyhting they see.

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I cannot agree with the opinion mentioned above for a particular reason. The there is some persent of such money and career oriented young people, nevertheless, I do not think that it influences all young people. A lot of young people understand that money and career cannot make them happy so they learn how to be content with their lives with what they have.

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In conclusion, I'd like to say that if we weigh all the facts that support the conception of making money and career prevails for young people against those that say that other values drive young people nowadays, we'll see the facts that support the second opinion outweigh those against.

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