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Compare and Contrast Essays 1

EAP Compare and Contrast Essays Worksheet - Writing Exercises: Categorising, Gap-fill, Identifying, Unscrambling, Creating an Essay Outline, Writing an Essay - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 90 minutes

In this compare and contrast essays worksheet, students are introduced to compare and contrast essay structure and attempt an essay writing practice. First, students read a description of compare and contrast essays and compare the two structures for organising this type of essay - block structure and point by point structure. In pairs, students then discuss and share the differences between the two structures. Next, students arrange transition signals used in compare and contrast essays according to their functions. After that, students complete two sentences using the transition signals. Students then read an example essay and underline all the transition signals that show similarities and differences, and circle the sentence that shows the transition from similarities to differences. Following that, students unscramble sentence parts to reveal two sentences that show a transition from similarities to differences. Next, students choose two subjects for a compare and contrast essay. Students then list their similarities and differences and use the list to complete a compare and contrast essay outline. Finally, students use the outline to write their own compare and contrast essay.
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Compare and Contrast Essays 2

EAP Compare and Contrast Essays Worksheet - Writing Exercises: Identifying, Listing, Gap-fill, Unscrambling, Creating an Outline, Essay Writing, Peer Review and Feedback - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 90 minutes

In this free compare and contrast essays worksheet, students learn and practice point-by-point compare and contrast essay structure. First, students read about the difference between block structure and point-by-point structure for compare and contrast essays. Students then read a point-by-point compare and contrast essay and scan it, listing the four points of comparison, which form the main idea of each body paragraph. After that, students list four points of comparison for three topics. Students then complete sentences with comparison and contrast transition words or phrases. Students then move on to unscramble sentence parts to make example topic sentences for a compare and contrast essay. Next, students choose a topic and create an outline for a point-by-point compare and contrast essay and then write an essay using the outline. Lastly, students swap essays with a partner for peer feedback.
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