Writing Argumentative Essays

Providing support for debatable statements: answer to task

Immigration
A strong immigration program is necessary in Australia. Firstly, the population is too small for sustained economic growth. Moreover, immigrants bring in new skills that can help the country develop.

Smoking
Smoking should be banned in restaurants and pubs. Firstly, it will help people to give up this unhealthy habit. Secondly, non-smoking patrons of these establishments should be able to breathe fresh air.

Freeways
The government should build more freeways instead of public transport. Firstly, it keeps traffic off residential streets. In addition, it increases the speed of journeys across town, especially for trucks.

Public Transport
The government should build more public transport instead of freeways. Firstly, it provides cheap transport to people who can't afford cars. Furthermore, it is better for the environment because it produces less air pollution.

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