Opinion Paragraph

Please read the explanation. After you are finished reading the explination follow the template to write your own opinion paragraph.


The supported opinion paragraph consists of 3 main parts. Remember the short form ORC:

1. Opinion Sentence

The first sentence of my SOP is my opinion/topic sentence. This is where I state my opinion on the topic.

I think deep-sea diving is a really dangerous activity that people should avoid.

2. Reason Sentences

The next sentences of your SOP is where you give two to three reasons with an explanation/example for each reason to SUPPORT your opinion.

Firstly, most people don’t learn enough about how to safely deep-sea dive before they try it. For example, most people try deep-sea diving for the first time on a family vacation and they only take one lesson before they are taken out to sea for a dive. Secondly, ocean weather and currents are so unpredictable that even the most experienced deep-sea divers find themselves in dangerous situations. If the weather got bad really quickly a deep-sea diver might find that they are unable to get to safety. 

3. Concluding Sentence

The last sentence of your paragraph should bring your idea to a close and might move your idea forward. 

Deep-sea diving is a risky activity that people should not be allowed to do unless they have taken a full proper training course.

Final Product

I think deep-sea diving is a really dangerous activity that people should avoid. Firstly, most people don’t learn enough about how to safely deep-sea dive before they try it. For example, most people try deep-sea diving for the first time on a family vacation and they only take one lesson before they are taken out to sea for a dive. Secondly, ocean weather and currents are so unpredictable that even the most experienced deep-sea divers find themselves in dangerous situations. If the weather got bad really quickly a deep-sea diver might find that they are unable to get to safety. Deep-sea diving is a risky activity that people should not be allowed to do unless they have taken a full proper training course.


Young people cannot teach anything of value to older people. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Please support your response with examples and reasons.

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