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Phrases of essay writing - 学术写作常用句式


我们将以下面这道写作题目来指导不同的短语是如何运用的:

Despite the increased availability of healthy food and our greater knowledge of what makes a healthy diet, we are fatter and less healthy than ever before.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Saying what you agree with:

It is certainly true that + clause

e.g.:

It is certainly true that we know more about healthy-dietary behaviour than ever before.

Giving reasons for why you think something is true:

  • Perhaps this is because + clause

  • This could/may/might be owing to + something/the fact that + clause

e.g.:

Perhaps this is because people today eat the wrong kinds of food.

This could be owing to the fact that people today eat the wrong sort of food.

Saying what the result of something is:

  • Thus/As a result/Consequently(usually bad result)

  • This has the effect of something

e.g.:

People these days take less exercise. As a result/Consequently/Thus, they are overweight and less fit.

People these days take less exercise. This has the effect of making them overweight and less fit.

Introducing facts to support your opinion

  • The latest/most recent figures suggest that + clause

  • This is evidence to suggest that + clause

e.g.:

The latest/most recent figures suggest that on average we are living ten years longer than our parents.

There is evidence to suggest that on average we are living longer than our parents.

Giving your opinion

  • It is my opinion/feeling that + clause

  • In my opinion/view + clause

e.g.:

It is my opinion that far too much advertising is aimed at children.

In my opinion/view , far too much advertising of fast food is aimed at children.

Giving other people's opinions

  • According to sb,

  • As sb argues/points out,

e.g.:

According to Ian Thompson, the fast-food industry is partly to blame.

As Ian Thompson points out, the fast-food industry is partly to blame.

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