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AEUK Two-Sided Argument Essays

Argument essays on a variety of topics and divided into two types; general and academic. These essays are block-type arguments of 500-700 words long, divided into four paragraphs with three clear arguments for and against.

Argument Lesson Topics

What is a two-sided argument essay?

A two-sided argument essay presents a balanced and objective analysis of both sides of an argument, and a one-sided argument presents a thesis which the writer sets out to prove in order to persuade the reader. 

 

How is it different from a one-sided argument essay?

A one-sided argument (persuasive) essay is one in which the writer attempts to persuade the audience to agree with their thesis. It usually includes counter-arguments (the opposing views) which the writer refutes in order to make his/her arguments stronger. Go here for: one-sided argument essays

Argument Essay Lessons

The argument essay lesson can be used in a number of different ways:

  1. A reading to highlight key arguments.  
  2. A writing where students use a blank outline to plan a writing and then compare with a model essay.
  3. A guided writing where the tutor provides the completed outline and the students write an essay using these ideas.
  4. A listening – the tutor reads out the essay and the students note down the key arguments.

 

2-sided General Argument Essays – no sources

 

Argument Essay: Home Education

 Question: ‘Should parents educate their children at home?’ This is the full lesson from the images above. The essay can be used in a number of different ways – see the lesson plan. Words: 440  Level ***** [C2/B1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Argument Essay: Advertising

Question: Is advertising a benefit for society? This essay investigates the negatives of a materialistic focused society against the economic benefits of advertising. Example. Words: 550  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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University

Argument Essay: University

Question: Is a university degree worth the cost? This essay investigates the positive of university life and qualifications against high debt and competitive job markets. Example. Words: 633  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Gun Laws

Argument Essay: Gun Laws

Question: Should guns be banned? This essay investigates the US 2nd Amendment to bear arms against other  countries where guns have been banned. Example. Words: 700  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Wind Energy

Argument Essay: Wind Energy

Question: Can wind energy replace electricity power stations? This essay investigates the problems with wind energy against the economic and polluting problems of traditional energy production. Example. Words: 720  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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5x General Argument Essays

5x General Argument Essays

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2-sided Academic Argument Essays – with sources 

Mobile Phones

Academic Argument Essay: Mobile Phones

Question: Are mobile phones a health risk? This essay investigates the academic research that suggests that mobile phones are safe and unsafe. Sources:6 / Words:550 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Climate Change

Academic Argument Essay: Climate Change

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind Climate Change and the arguments that this research is bias and exaggerated. Sources:7 / Words:680 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Vegetarianism

Academic Argument Essay: Vegetarianism

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier and better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy and environmental processes. Sources:10 / Words:750 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Obesity

Academic Argument Essay: Obesity

Question: Is obesity a disease? This essay highlights the key evidence of why obesity is classified as a disease and also argues it is preventable and based on lifestyle choice. Sources:9 / Words:765 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Social Media

Academic Argument Essay: Social Media

Question: Is social media a benefit to society? This essay investigates a variety of key arguments on information sharing, employment and social behaviour. Sources:8 / Words:800 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] ]TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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5x Academic Argument Essays

 

5x Academic Argument Essays

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10x Argument Essays

 

10x Argument Essays

5x general and 5x academic argument essays

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One-sided Argument Essay Downloads

What is the difference between one-sided and two-sided argument essays? go here.

Essay Structure Lesson

One-sided Argument Essay: Essay Structure Lesson

This lesson will help students’ ability to identify argument essay question words, to consider the different ways of structuring an essay (block or point-by-point) and to analyse two model essays for structure and language. Example.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Wind Energy

One-sided Argument Essay: Wind Energy 

Question: Can wind energy replace electricity power stations? This essay investigates the problems with wind energy against the economic and polluting problems of traditional energy production. This lesson includes two essays: one block and one point-by-point. Example.  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Two-sided Argument Essay: Wind Energy

Question: Can wind energy replace electricity power stations? This essay investigates the problems with wind energy against the economic and polluting problems of traditional energy production. Example. Words: 720  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  

Climate Change

One-sided Academic Argument Essay: Climate Change

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind Climate Change and the arguments that this research is bias and exaggerated. This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-by-point. Sources:7  / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Two-sided Academic Argument Essay: Climate Change

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind Climate Change and the arguments that this research is bias and exaggerated. Sources:7 / Words:680 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  

Vegetarianism

One-sided Academic Argument Essay: Vegetarianism 

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier and better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy and environmental processes.This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-to-point.  Sources:10 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Two-sided Academic Argument Essay: Vegetarianism

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier and better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy and environmental processes. Sources:10 / Words:750 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Museums

One-sided Academic Argument Essay: Museum

Question: Should museums be free for everyone? This essay examines the keys arguments around how museums encourage cultural awareness and public education. This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-to-point.  Sources:6 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

A brief overview of museums 

A short 9-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on museums. It discusses in detail the purpose of museums, how they are funded, their popularity and future evolution, It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT. Example.  / Video [9.10]MP3 / PPT link in download /Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

British High Street

One-Sided Academic Argument Essay: Is the British high street dying?

Question: Do you agree that the British high street is dying? This essay examines the keys arguments that high business rates and the popularity of internet shopping have caused many physical shops to close. This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-by-point.  Sources:4 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

The Decline of the British High Street 

A short 8-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on the high street. It discusses the history, the current situation and its economic and societal effects and finishes with some possible solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT. Example. / Video [7.44] / MP3 /  PPT link in download Level ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

5x 1-sided Academic Argument Essays

5x One-sided Argument Essays

Wind energy, Climate Change, Vegetarianism, Museums, The High Street

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Argument Essay Titles

 

AEUK Argument Essay Titles

  A whole range of twenty possible argument essay titles. Students can take one title and write 250+ words using a similar structure to the essays above.  **** [C2/B1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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