IELTS Writing Module

Essay Writing Step Three: Support your opinion (5-6 Sentences):

Now that you have given your opinion, you need to back it up.

The best way to do this is to give examples.

You can begin this paragraph with phrases like:

  • Personally, I believe that…
  • From my firm point of view…
  • I am convinced that…
  • I am sure that …
  • I am convinced that …
  • I am certain that …
  • For example, …
  • For instance, …
  • A good illustration of this is …
  • Evidence for this is provided by …
  • We can see this when …
  • I cannot deny that …
  • to attest, …
  • to prove, …
  • this (fact) is attested/proven by …
  • this (fact) is evidenced by …
  • this (fact) is testified by …
  • this (fact) is endorsed/supported by…
  • this (evidence) establishes that …
  • The fact is that …
  • It is obvious that …
  • It is clear that …
  • There is no doubt that …
  • This proves that …

So, if your opinion was that you are against capital punishment, then as an example you could write about situations where people have been jailed for life for murder and then decades later they have been released as they were proven to be innocent. The relevant vocabulary here is “a miscarriage of justice”.

Your argument would be that when a miscarriage of justice occurs, the prisoner would most likely have faced the death penalty and would have been killed even though they were innocent.

Another example could be that many murders are committed in ‘hot blood’ and often as an ‘act of passion’.. This means that the murder was so angry about something that they were not thinking properly

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