1. AGREE – DISAGREE
TYPE 1: ONE-SIDED ESSAY
|Introduction||Exact paraphrase the Question||||Many believe that S + VIt is a common belief that S + V|
|Answer the Question||||From my perspective, I completely agree/ disagree with this view for several reasons.|
|BODY 1||REASON A||||Topic sentence 1: The first argument given to support my opinion is that S + V|
|||1.1 Supporting Idea 1 (In fact, S + V)|
|||1.1 Examples/ Explanations|
|||1.2 Supporting Idea 2|
|||1.2 Examples/ Explanations|
|BODY 2||REASON B||||Topic sentence 2: Another rationale behind my belief is that S + V|
|||2.1 Supporting Idea 1|
|||2.1 Examples/ Explanations|
|||2.2 Supporting Idea 2|
|||2.2 Examples/ Explanations|
|CONCLUSION||Paraphrase the Answer ||||In conclusion, I strongly believe that S + V|
AGREE – DISAGREE
TYPE 1: BALANCED ESSAY
|Introduction||Exact paraphrase the Question||||Many believe that S + VIt is a common belief that + V|
|Answer the Question||||While I think S + V, I disagree with the view that S + V/ I still believe that S + V|
|BODY 1||SIDE A||||Topic sentence 1: It is true that S + V|
|||1.1 Idea 1:To begin with, S + V|
|||1.1 Examples/ Explanations (Cause – Effect)|
|||1.2 Idea 2Another reason worth mentioning is that S + V|
|||1.2 Examples/ Explanations (Cause – Effect)|
|BODY 2||SIDE B||||Topic sentence 2:Nevertheless, I would argue that S + V because of several reasons.|
|||2.1 Idea 1The first reason to be given is that S + V|
|||2.1 Examples/ Explanations (Cause – Effect)|
|||2.2 Idea 2Moreover, S + V|
|||2.2 Examples/ Explanations (Cause – Effect)|
|CONCLUSION||Paraphrase the Answer ||||In conclusion, despite the fact that S + V (Side A), I am of the opinion that S + V (Side B)|
|||Answer: completely disagree (one-sided)|
|||Topic sentence: taking courses is not the best way to ensure….|
|||Idea 1: parents can learn from their grandparents, friends,….|
|||For example: new fathers and mothers can learn how to breastfeed or change a diaper from their grandparents…..|
|||Idea 2: courses are theories -> hard to apply to different cases|
|||– Different children -> different traits -> instead of taking course, parents should observe ….
– For example: a disabled child needs a special care -> courses cannot give details that parents need to raise their child
|||Topic sentence: forcing parents to take parental courses/ parenting training classes is impractical|
|||Idea 1: not every parent can afford the courses|
|||In fact, they have to cover daily expenses such as ……, therefore nếu phải đi học -> cha mẹ thêm gánh nặng tài chính -> giảm chất lượng nuôi dạy trẻ hoặc ảnh hưởng cuộc sống gia đình|
|||Idea 2: Ngày nay ba mẹ thường rất bận -> không thể sắp xếp đi học được
(HOẶC ba mẹ nên được có quyền chọn học hay không học)
|||Thay vì đi học -> người ta dùng thời gian đó cho con nhiều hơn|
The best way to ensure the growth of children is to make parents take parenting courses. Do you agree or disagree? (Real test: 12/01/2019)
Many believe that new father and mother should participate the classes in which they are educated how the best way takes care the growth of their baby. From my perspective, I completely disagree with this view for several reasons.
The first argument given to support my opinion is that taking classes are not the best way to make sure the growth of children. First, the parents may easily have the lessons learned by grandparents, relative family members and friends. For example, when having the baby, the new father and mother conduct to breastfeed or change diaper in daily, which is directly taught by their grandparents. In addition, the courses are mainly common theories that hardly apply in the different cases. In fact, these classes are often impractical and the trainer cannot guide how to practice.
Another rational behind my belief is that asking the parents to join these classes is seemly unreal. The first reason to be given is that not many families can afford the courses. In fact, the covering monthly expenses is for essential demand, therefore if they take classes, they will pay fees that add more to financial burden. Moreover, new father and mother cannot arrange the free time to go to class. This is because they are very busy in working and caring children that always takes many times.
In conclusion, I strongly believe that new father and mother shouldn’t take parenting courses that say the best way ensures the growth of children.
(1) Merit (n) = benefit
(2) Equip (v) trang bị
(3) Rebellious (adj) cứ ng đầ u, không ngoan ngoãn
(4) Accumulate (v) tích lũy
(5) Vitally important
(6) Physical stamina: sự bề n mặ t thể lự c
(7) Strengthen family bonds: củ ng cố / tăng cư ờ ng sự gắ n kế t gia đình
|Many believe that parents have to undertake parental courses
to know how to raise their children. Although this can bring some merits, it appears to me that taking these course is not the best way to ensure a full development of children.
It is true that several benefits can be derived from attending parenting courses. One of them is providing parents, especially first-time ones, necessary information and knowledge about raising a child. For example, a new mother needs to know how to breastfeed, or even how to change her baby’s diaper, which parenting training courses can offer her. Another advantageous point is that parents can also equip themselves with essential parental skills. These skills can be how to understand and listen sympathetically to their children or how to deal with rebellious teenagers.
Nevertheless, I would argue that undertaking parenthood preparation courses is not the best way to help children develop fully for some reasons. First, many parents can accumulate parenting experience through their own upbringing or from previous generations. As a result, they can nurture their children, even better than lessons from training classes. Furthermore, instead of taking these courses, fathers and mothers can have more time to spend with their children, which is vitally important to children’s development, both mental and physical. For example, parents and children can participate in or organise outdoor activities like riding or going sightseeing, and this not only keeps children entertained and boosts their physical stamina, but also strengthens the family bond.
In conclusion, despite the fact that courses can equip parents for with knowledge and skills for their parenthood, it is not necessary to ask every parent to undertake these courses and it is not the best way to develop a child fully.