In " IELTS Writing Task 2: balanced opinion " I suggested writing a balanced opinion (partly agree) essay for the question below.
In the last century, the first man to walk on the moon said it was "a giant leap for mankind”. However, some people think it has made little difference to our daily lives. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
You can see my 4-paragraph plan in the lesson, but a student asked me to explain exactly how we can partly agree. So heres my sample introduction:
It is often argued that the act of sending a man to the moon has been of no benefit to normal people. While I agree that this is true in practical terms, I believe that the psychological impact of this great achievement should not be underestimated.
Can you see how I create a balanced answer by using a while sentence to contrast the practical and psychological impacts of the moon landing?