page you will be given a text about the issue of whether the government
should introduce tighter controls on the ownership of guns. The text
is written in an informal style. When we are speaking about
these issues we usually use an informal style like the one below. So
the text contains the type of language we use in spoken debates
or discussions. However, we have seen in this unit of study
that argumentative essays use a much more formal academic style.
You will be asked to rewrite the text in this formal academic style.
The following text is written in an informal
tone. Rewrite it in a more formal tone.
Main conclusion: The government should
introduce tighter gun controls
Jack Spring thinks that everyone should have the
right to own a gun but I don't agree with him.
People like him think that the government is
infringing our democratic rights when it restricts
gun ownership. They think that most people who own
guns are responsible citizens who keep the guns for
sport and recreation. They also think that the
police are unable to stop violent crime and we need
guns to protect ourselves. But I think he's wrong.
I agree with Josephine Bluff who thinks that guns
increase the amount of violent crime in the
community. I also think that human life is worth
more than sporting shooters right to go shooting on
the weekend. And I also think that many of the guns
that are kept around the house end being used in
violent domestic disputes or teenage suicides.