Opinion, Argument or Persuasive Writing Exercises and Worksheets

  • Opinion and argument writing is perhaps the most popular and essential form of academic writing for learners of English.
  • It’s a great topic for teaching basic essay structure as it gives students an opportunity to express themselves.
  • So, it’s a great way to reinforce the importance of brainstorming, outlining and essay structure.
  • And there is a wealth of great topics to choose from.

11 brainstorming and discussion exercises

10 essential opinion and argument writing worksheets (PDF)

4 problem-solution  exercises and essay planning worksheets (PDF)

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Giving Opinons: A fun worksheet focusing on Giving Opinons, using adjectives with –ed and –ing. (PDF)

Short writing exercises: giving or receiving (PDF)

Various opinion matching exercises-worksheet with answers (PDF)

Writing opinion sentences about watching television (PDF)

Writing counter argument sentences (PDF)

Opinions & anecdotes practice worksheet (PDF)

Persuasive essay: introductory paragraph exercise (PDF)

Writing attention getters for persuasive essays (PDF)

Argument transitions & structure exercises

Opinon paragraph: homework (PDF)

Opinion paragraph outline (PDF)

Brainstorming social trends (PDF)

Brainstorming hairstyles (PDF)

Pros/cons of alcohol worksheet (PDF)

Pre-writing activity: Pros and Cons of Chatrooms (PDF)

Essay Pre-writing activity:Working part-time vs studying full-time (PDF)

Pre-writing activity: Pros and Cons of  Online Dating (PDF)

Arguments for and against  school uniforms