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PTE Write Essay: Template

Your essay should have four paragraphs:

1. Introduction
2. Argument 1
3. Argument 2
4. Conclusion

Question prompt:

It is essential that you address the


question prompt. If you do not write about
the question prompt you will score 0 for
content. And if you write entirely off topic
you will score 0 for every criteria.

Heres an example PTE essay question


prompt:
Some people think placing advertisements
in schools is a great resource for public
schools that need additional funding, but
others think it exploits children by treating
them as a captive audience for corporate
sponsors.

Choose which position you most agree


with and discuss why you chose that
position. Support your point of view with
details from your own experiences,
observations or reading.

INTRODUCTION

Your introductory paragraph should have


three parts:

1. Background statement/s about the


topic (1 or 2 sentences)
Advertising is increasingly entering more
and more personal areas of our lives.

2. Rewrite the question (1 or 2


sentences)
While public schools may benefit from
additional revenue from advertising, there
are negative implications that should be
taken into consideration.

3. Tell the reader what you will tell


them and your opinion (1 or 2
sentences)
This essay will discuss the advantages
and disadvantages of advertising in
schools and explain why it should not be
used as a way to generate more revenue.

PARAGRAPH 1 - Argument 1 (for or


against):
1. Opening sentence
There are various reasons why public
schools might use advertising to generate
more revenues.

2. Support sentence
For example, a school might be poor and
advertising might be the only option to
make additional revenue.

3. Evidence
Many schools in poor areas do in fact use
advertising to bolster their budgets.

4. Closing sentence
While advertising might be an easy option
for schools to make money, they may
want to consider other options.
PARAGRAPH 2 - Argument 2 (for or
against):

1. Opening sentence
There are various reasons why public
schools should not use advertising to
make more money.

2. Support sentence
Academic integrity may be compromised
by advertising in the school and as a
result children may be exploited.

3. Evidence
It is well known that companies often
target children in advertising campaigns
that may not be ethical.

4. Closing sentence
The effect that advertising might have on
children at schools may have negative
consequences.

CONCLUSION:

1. Tell the reader what you told them (1


sentence)
This essay discussed the reasons why
schools may or may not use advertising to
increase revenues.

2. State your opinion and summarize


your argument
In my opinion, schools should refrain from
advertising because academic integrity
should be more important than making
additional money.
MODEL ANSWER

Advertising is increasingly entering more


and more personal areas of our lives.
While public schools may benefit from
additional revenue from advertising, there
are negative implications that should be
taken into consideration. This essay will
discuss the advantages and
disadvantages of advertising in schools
and explain why it should not be used as
a way to generate more revenue.

There are various reasons why public


schools might use advertising to generate
more revenues. For example, a school
might be poor and advertising might be
the only option to make additional
revenue. Many schools in poor areas do
in fact use advertising to bolster their
budgets. While advertising might be an
easy option for schools to make money,
they may want to consider other options.

There are various reasons why public


schools should not use advertising to
make more money. Academic integrity
may be compromised by advertising in the
school and as a result children may be
exploited. It is well known that companies
often target children in advertising
campaigns that may not be ethical. The
effect that advertising might have on
children at schools may have negative
consequences.

This essay discussed the reasons why


schools may or may not use advertising to
increase revenues. In my opinion, schools
should refrain from advertising because
academic integrity should be more
important than making additional money.
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