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What are your views on reality TV? Are these types of shows popular in your country?

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MariaMartins 5 July, 2017 - 04:08

Hi everyone, I have a big doubt so I hope you can help me. I'm a B1 level student and in my exams I have to make an opinion or an argumentative text with 150-220 words, like the one in here. My question is: can I use expressions like «I think» or «In my opinion» or «From my point of view» in the begginning of the second paragraph (just like this text) in an argumentative text? I thought I just could use expressions like that on opinion text. I hope someone can help me. Thank you.

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Jo - Coordinator 5 July, 2017 - 15:22

Hi MariaMartins! Good question. There are different ways to organise an argumentative essay, so make sure you understand the question fully and check with your teacher if you're not sure what is expected. (An opinion essay is different because you need to argue the same opinion all the way through, giving a series of points that support your opinion.) In an argumentative essay, you need to present both sides of the argument. This type of essay is sometimes called 'For and against' or 'Pros and cons'. It's a good idea to give both sides of the argument BEFORE you give your opinion at the end, so it's better to avoid expressions like 'In my opinion' or 'From my point of view' until the last paragraph. The model text on this page should help you with this type of writing. Good luck and happy writing! Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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SLMT 1 June, 2017 - 18:17

I love reality TV shows bcoz it can make u happy .There're different kinds of reality shows such as singing,dancing,cooking competitions,talent shows,travelling pragrams,living in the jungle,family shows.Reality shows are very popular in my country too.But foreign country reality TV shows are more popular than my country's .Especially korean variety shows are pretty popular in Myanmar."Rumming Man" is the most watching TV show in my country. I always watch it whenever I feel down & I want to get away from my stress.I also love "Return of Superman",a program about father has to take care of his children alone for 48 hours without getting any help. The other ones I love is "Friends over flower".It's a travel reality show.A group of friends has to travel abroad with only backpack. They are celebraties and they aren't told about this trip. Only their manager know about the show and the producer of this show suprise them and take them directly to the airport.I am interested in traveling around the world. That's why I love this show very much.I can learn a lot from this show.It's very glad to watch beautiful places whereI have never been. I also like Master Chief US,America's Next Top Model,The Voice & Battel Trip.

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BRPSanchezAnderson 17 April, 2017 - 23:00

i think reality shows arent god for view beacuse sometimes the participants arent smart, geerally they are only strongs or resistant

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BRPAriasJuan 16 April, 2017 - 07:32

I've only seen "Yo me llamo" and if it is well known in my country, it is about imitators of singers and the one who sings like the original one wins

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amarti 15 November, 2016 - 16:58

My favourite reality TV is the Big Brother, but there are more interesting realities, like "survivors" or "La voz".

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Fado23fado 25 May, 2016 - 17:37

There are some kinds of reality TV shows that different each other. Most of people like to watch reality Tv shows. While They watch it they have nice time each other.

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piku99 25 April, 2016 - 15:44

In my opinion the reality shows are very challenger program who are the participate in show. There are lots kinds of reality program like a singer, dance, chef, and mind quiz etc. It is very helpful watching people getting development real life skill. I really like this kind of program. In my favourite show Britain got talent.

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rithika 9 April, 2016 - 17:29

Some of the answers I submitted for the 3rd exercise -linking words were marked wrong even while they were right.

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Jonathan - Coor... 10 April, 2016 - 08:09

Hi rithika. Thanks for your comment. Could you let us know which questions, and what your answers were? For this exercise, even a small mistake in spelling or punctuation will be counted as incorrect. 
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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sona 17 March, 2016 - 16:53

As in every country, even in my country reality shows are very popular,especially they that are related with singing,dancing and cooking,but there is a wide variety of them. I think that reality shows are mostly good, because they don't only discover talented people,but they also may inform public about different things that they don't learn anywhere else. However,there are some reality shows that have a bad effect on people,as they are banal or violent and educate the children badly. I think taht these reality shows must be banned for this reason.

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uik_12 7 February, 2016 - 16:17

Reality TV shows are so much fun and helps to know new things and talented people. They sometimes helps to boost my mood. Reality TV shows are now growing in my country. I like reality shows mainly of cars,fashion, cooking and dare games! That's it

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BigBen6464 29 December, 2015 - 15:00

My favourite reality show is 'Your Face Looks Famous'. It that show famous singers or actors imitate other famous people. At the end of the competition the winner donates money in charity.

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hannaanh 19 October, 2015 - 17:50

I like reality shows, but the most I like is '' the voice kid ''. It is a contest for children from 7 - 15 years old. They can express their tanlent is sing, some children is a famous singer after leave that programme and I'm very love they.

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sssaleh 22 June, 2015 - 00:35

Also in my country there is alot of reality programmes
i prefer singing compitition and these programmes which about cars like Top ger.
put we must do not spend alot of time in watch reality tv

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nissjf_A 5 May, 2015 - 10:28

Reality television is a good entertainment. I do like reality TV especially Undercover boss. That reality TV shows how the Boss take care of their staff if the Boss is not too proud of their position.

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NooRi 27 April, 2015 - 16:31

Yes, there are very popular reality TV shows in my country i love to watch them. In my point of view i think that reality TV shows are enthusiastic because they increase our confidence by seeing people who have talent and me might try to search for our talent and we also can learn about new things like how to use stuff and cooking too. The shows are educational. They never get old. In my conclusion I would tell all the people to always try to watch these shows they help in learning and we have fun watching it. :)

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redvelvetcupcake_A 14 April, 2015 - 14:38

In my views on reality television shows is good entertainment form, however some of the reality shows has a bad influence for people, and can damage the minds of our younger generations. For example, reality on stunts or unusual things. My favourite reality TV shows are basically some women/girls don't like to watch which is WWE. WWE is popular in California perhaps.

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LOTR_A 14 April, 2015 - 14:01

In my opinion , reality tv shows do entertain people . Reality tv shows gives a wide variety of choices for people to watch and gain knowledge . Me myself i do also enjoy watching realiy programme such as American next top model because i do admit that i love fashion . thats all

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Amanina_A 14 April, 2015 - 13:17

My view about reality tv is that it were fun and entertaining to watch. Their were the show that i like to watch on reality television.Such as big brother.That the cast are just an ordinary people.That have to live on unusual situation in order to win cash prize.For me this are bot so popular in my country.

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mari28 13 April, 2015 - 10:17

yes, they are popular in my country
like super star , star academy, Arab got talents and so on
I like to watch some of them not all the time .

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black_A 12 April, 2015 - 16:46

Yes. I love to watch reality tv shows. They shows what some people can't do. 'Ridiculous' is the one. They do something crazy that others people can't do, its a little bit make some people scared. I love to watch all about terrible action.

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liontiger712_A 12 April, 2015 - 16:01

In my views, reality TV is enjoyable and fun to watch, some reality shows are very entertaining to watch. There are dozens of reality shows. And I usually like to watch singing contest like The Voice because its all about singing and i like listening to music so much. Nevertheless, I mostly love to watch WWE which is about wrestling actually, but it certainly is entertaining because, it has a lot of actions and movements that can surprise us without even expecting it. My siblings and I always watch it. It is mostly famous all over the world i presume.

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Najihah_A 12 April, 2015 - 05:31

I like reality television show, but the most I like is 'Asia got talent'.. it has various performance to show, different countries have a different presenting and they are very interesting.

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nsaqlh_A 12 April, 2015 - 03:32

From my point of view , reality television shows are not good for the youngster if only the shows is about educational
things.Somehow,entertainment reality television shows are good for example 'In search of the Ancient Aliens' from the history channel some part of the show teach us about the solar systems around us and i find it interesting and so fun!

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LPHS07_A 11 April, 2015 - 09:39

In my views, reality TV shows are fun to watch.. Especially among teenagers like me. In my country, they like to watch a show that can entertain them and inspire them. For me.. I love to watch a show called the voice.

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NoraAqilah_A 10 April, 2015 - 16:33

In my opinion, reality television are fun to watch.. I like watching 'The Apartment' and 'Clean House' really interesting, watching the contestant arguing, and full of passion on designing a room, which sometime motivates me to clean my room!

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Syafiena_A 10 April, 2015 - 14:37

I believe that certain reality TV shows are interesting because these programs give us a glimpse into the lives of different people. For example, Asia's got talent, this is a big hit from where i came from because it promotes different culture and lifestyles and through that we may be able to see and know about each participants in that show.

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maryam_A 8 April, 2015 - 18:38

Some reality tv can be a good way to gain some knowledge esp for the (student if they watch the educational show). It depends on which type of reality show they watch. For me i enjoy watching korean reality show such as Return Of Superman and Running Man. I think they are popular in my country

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