Hello, nice to meet you, great learners. Today, you are going to learn about analytical exposition texts. Are you ready?
Before we talk about analytical exposition texts, let me ask you some questions first. Have you ever postponed doing something without any acceptable reasons? Do you know what it is called? It is called procrastination. When you read a text and then you find the writer’s opinion about the issue, such as procrastination, arguments to support the view, and restatement at the end of the writing, it means that you are reading an analytical exposition text.
The purpose of an analytical exposition text is to convince the readers that the issue is important to discuss.
An analytical exposition text consists of three parts, namely thesis, arguments, and reiteration.
- Thesis: The writer’s view or opinion about the issue.
- Arguments: The reasons to support the view.
- Reiteration: The restatement of the thesis.
- Use simple present tense: Use V1 or V1+s/es and use “to be” (is, am, are).
- Use thinking verbs: think, feel, believe, suppose
- Use connecting words/ transition words: and, but, therefore, because, regarding, etc.
Smoking is Dangerous
We can meet many people smoking. Smoking is a very common thing although smoking is actually very bad. There are many negative effects of smoking, especially on health.
First, smoking causes many serious illnesses. Smokers tend to suffer high blood pressure, heart attack, cancer, etc. Second, smoking causes air pollution. When people are smoking, they exhale carbon dioxide into the air. Third, it endangers passive smokers. Passive smokers are people around the smoker who inhales the smoke of the cigarette being smoked by the smoker. The last one is that it wastes money. Smokers have to spend their money buying cigarettes.
Considering the negative effects of smoking, it can be concluded that smoking is very bad.
That’s all. Next time I hope I can come back here very soon to give you some tasks that you can do to increase your understanding of analytical exposition texts. Thank you and see you.