In a previous post, I introduced a new type of Task 2 campus conversation in which the student agreed with the basic idea of the plan to close down the computer lab because students had their own laptops, but she didn’t like the idea of adding more books to the library. If you haven’t seen the first post, please go back and look at this new type of Task 2.
How should we organize our answer? It could look something like this:
The university is planning to get rid of the computer lab in the multimedia department because they argue that most students have their own laptops, and it will give them more space to expand the book section.
The woman mostly agreed with this plan. First of all, she said that most students in the multimedia department had their own laptops because they were quite inexpensive and everyone needed them for homework. As a result, the computer lab was hardly ever used these days.
However, she didn’t think it was a good idea to expand the number of books as published books in the multimedia field are typically soon out-of-date. She suggested that the space would be better utilized as a meeting area for groups working on projects.
So, it’s not widely different from what we are used to. We can add ‘mostly’ to ‘agreed’ and use a contrasting linking word to introduce the second point, such as ‘However’.
In conclusion, you are still more likely to see the old pattern, but please be aware that this new pattern above is possible.