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6 Sleep on it!

Target Writing
A for and against essay
1 Write the sentences in the correct column of the table.
1 It is not acceptable to listen to songs with rude or violent lyrics.
2 Many people do not think this is necessary.
3 They argue that people hear language about violence and then
they commit violent acts.
4 Governments should ban the sale of music by singers who use
bad language in their music.
5 Teenagers are old enough to decide for themselves what music
they buy.
6 There is no proof that this music has a negative effect on young
people.

Music with violent lyrics or bad language should be banned. Discuss.


For Against

2 Complete the essay with the correct expressions.

Music with violent lyrics or bad language should be banned. Discuss.


Many people thinks that songs which contain bad or violent language have a negative effect on young people. 1For that
reason / On the one hand, some groups of parents are demanding that government ministers ban the sale of music that
contains inappropriate language. 2In my opinion / However, many people do not think this is necessary. There are strong
arguments for and against this opinion?
3On the one hand / On the other hand, many people think it is not aceptable to listen to songs with rude or violent
lyrics. They argue that people hear language about violence and 4as a result / however they commit violent acts.
5Consequently / However they think governments should ban the sale of music by singers who repeatedly use bad
language in their music.
6On the one hand / On the other hand, many people think that this would not work, because it is too difficult to decide
what language should be allowed and what language should be banned. In addition, I think teenagers are enough old
to decide for themselves what music they want to buy.
7In my opinion / However, music with violent or bad language should not be banned. 8What is more / On the other
hand, there is no proof that this music has a negative effect on young people. Parents should trust their teenagers to
listening the music that they want to listen to.

3 Classify the underlined mistakes in the text using the correction code.
Grammar (Gr) Punctuation (P)
Spelling (Sp) Word order (Wo)

4 Correct the errors in exercise 3.

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