Hunting Fox: Example of Discussion Text

What is discussion text? Some people said it pros and cons essay. The idea is giving balance opinion on certain issue. The structure is one paragraph for thesis, one for supporting argument, one for contrary argument. Here is simple text about pro and cons of fox hunting.

Discussion Text of Hunting Fox
Foxhunting is a subject that provokes very strong feelings.
Many people believe that it is cruel to hunt a fox with dogs and totally agree with its ban.
Many farmer and even conservationists, however, have always argue that the fox is a pest which attacks livestock and must be controlled.
Source: this discussion text is taken from: www.bbc.co.uk

discussion pro and con text hunting fox

Generic Structure Analysis
1. Stating the issue; hunting fox.
2. Supporting point; farmers and conservationists agree to hunt fox because they attack livestok.
3. Contrastive point; many people disagree hunting fox with dog because it is cruel.
4. Recommendation; Do not be cruel in hunting fox just control it in safe way.

Language Feature Analysis
1. Introducing category participant; farmer, conservationists.
2. Using thinking verb; believe.
3. Using connectives;
4. Using modalities; must, always

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