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AN IDEA ABOUT WRITING                             

Writing is one of the most feared skills for both student and teacher. Students are reluctant to write for fear of making errors, whereas errors are very crucial in the learning process. “To err is human”, as we say.  However, Teachers find writing an intricate task to deal with, as it takes a lot of effort on their part to implement a good writing activity. Let’s make writing simple: Keep it simple and stupid! When you write, don’t try to be Shakespeare, be just yourself and try to write as simply as possible.
To understand writing, we should know the different types of writing that students get in the baccalaureate exam.  There are four fundamental types of essays that students are supposed to know:

 Each Essay comprises five or four paragraphs. And it is very important to use the linking words because they add a flavour to the essay like spices to a dish.

 

linkingwords

 

CONTRAST

 

opposition

Direct Opposition

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Complete the following. Use: although, even though, though, nevertheless, however, in spite of, or despite.

  1. The marks are high. The students level is low.
  2. Although………………………………………………………………………………...
  3. It was dark. He managed to find the keys.
  4. Despite…………………………………………………………………………………..
  5. He got up early. He arrived late to school.
  6. ………………………………. . However, …………………………………………….
  7. Tim is in good shape. He doesn’t get much exercise.
  8. ……………………………………… . Nevertheless,………………………………….
  9. Samira was sad. She kept smiling and having fun.
  10. …………………………………….in spite of………………………………………….
  11. She loves him. He treats her badly.
  12. ………………………………………….even though………………………………….
  13. He didn't work hard. He passed the baccalaureat exam .
  14. Despite the fact that………………………………………, …………………………....
  15. Some people are fat. Others are thin.
  16. ……………………………, whereas…………………………………………………
  17.  Errachidia is hot . Ifrane is cold .
  18. While……………………………….., …………………………………………………
  19. Brahim is a good student. His brother is lazy.
  20. ……………………………. . …………., on the other hand,…………………………
  21. Fatima is economical. Her sister in extravagant.
  22. ……………………………………, but………………………………………………

Key to the exercise