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writing projects: gambling addiction

(1) Write a true story about an experience you or a friend has had with gambling. The story should show the danger of becoming addicted to gambling.


‘Rules’ for writing good ‘stories’:
- write about something that happened over a short period of time (the shorter the better)
- write about a ‘series of events’ (first this happened; then that; then something else)
- write the story so someone reading it will find it easy to understand and interesting




(2) Write a persuasive essay trying to convince your readers that one of the following conclusions is true.

- it is all right for a government to encourage gambling in order to collect more tax money from the public even though this will increase the number of gambling addicts

- it is wrong for a government to encourage gambling in order to collect more tax money from the public because this leads to an increase in the number of gambling addicts


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Rules' for writing good persuasive essays:
- remember that your aim is to convince your readers
- don’t spend a lot of time on introductions or conclusions (one sentence each is enough)
- your ‘argument’ should be based on a series of connected facts and ideas (not on feelings or other people’s opinions)


notice to students and teachers:

I would like to publish some examples of good student writing on these topics. Please send submissions to "contact@flesl.net" All submissions will be acknowledged.