PUBLIC TRANSPORT VS. DRIVING
From public transport to your own two feet, there are many ways you can get yourself where you need to go.
For those who can’t afford to buy a car, public transport is probably the only option for getting around town.
There are many studies on the topic, most conducted by transport organisations favouring trains and buses as the cheapest method of travel. That’s probably true. However, there are many other considerations when it comes to deciding whether you’re going to become a regular car user or one of the masses heading to work on buses and trains.
Most of us know using public transport is better for the environment and can even offer a cheaper and quicker route. But in reality the number of cars on the road is continuing to rise.
Therefore, in this week’s task we’ll look at the pros and cons of both forms.
Click on the links below to do some research and get some information about THE PROS AND CONS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND CAR DRIVING:
NOW, IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GET YOURSELF READY TO START PLANNING A ‘PROS AND CONS’ ESSAY!
Let’s remember what a ‘pros and cons’ essay is and what it consists of. It can be also called ‘for and against’ or ‘advantages and disadvantages’.
Watch these videos for a clear and well-structured explanation:
MORE INFORMATION (in English and Spanish) about HOW TO DO IT:
So… now that you know what a ‘pros and cons’ essay is and how to do it, firstly think about the PROS AND CONS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND CAR DRIVING and make a list of brainstorming ideas before doing any writing at all!
Have a look at this example from a different topic (organic food and genetically modified food) for you to have an idea of what to do:
After doing that, start planning what and how you are going to write.
Your essay must have a structure similar to this:
Find here some useful language such as linking words and phrases to provide cohesion to your essay:
To finish, leaving you here a clear example of a ‘for and against’ essay about a different topic (online communication vs. face-to-face communication) with some tips for writing:
You can also find some reference about a ‘for and against’ essay on your Student’s Book page 115 – Writing. Go to your book and check it!
YOUR ESSAY MUST BE BETWEEN 120-180 WORDS. NO LONGER, PLEASE!!!
The deadline is Tuesday, the 16th June!!!