The Function of Discussion Text. Hi my beloved visitor! How are you going? Fine? Well, in this occasion I want to share a kind of text. In this case I will share about Discussion Text. In the Discussion Text, we will discuss about the function, generic structure, language features and the examples of it. So, let’s go to the explanation.
A discussion is used to present different opinions on a particular issue or topic i.e. arguments for ideas against between positive and negative or between good and bad.
The Generic Structure
There are three parts of discussion Text, they are:
This part consists of an introductory paragraph that introduces topic/issue – may state writer’s view.
This part consists of series of paragraphs that outline arguments for and against the issue or topic. Words should show comparison/contrast and link arguments.
This part consists of sums up issues and presents writer’s point of view and/or recommendations.
Something that should be paid attention in Discussion Text:
- Using Simple Present Tense
- Use of relating verb/to be
- Using thinking verb
- Using general and abstract noun
- Using conjunction/transition
- Using auxiliary modal
- Using adverb of manner
Example of Discussion Text
Living in a big city has both advantages and disadvantages
On the plus side, it is often easier to find work, and there is usually a choice of public transport, so you don’t need to own a car. Also, there are a lot of interesting to do and places to see.
For example, you can eat in good restaurants, visit the museums, and go to the theater and to concerts. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually find a park where you can feed the ducks or just sit on a park bench and read a book. All in all, city life is full of bustle and variety and you need never feel bored.
However, for every plus there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but unless it is very well paid, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a big city is often very expensive.
It is particularly difficult to find good, cheap accommodation. What is more, public transport is sometimes crowded and dirty, particularly in the rush hour, and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every city dweller is looking for some open space and green grass. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city.
In conclusion, I think that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution. However, many people, when they get older, and particularly when they have young children, often prefer the peace and fresh air of the countryside.