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WRITING ESSAYS

Opening:
It is often said that ... (este de multe ori spus c ...) / Many people claim that ... (multe persoane pretind c ...)
In this day and age ... (n aceast zi i vrst ...) / Nowadays ... (n zilele noastre ...) / These days ... (n aceste zile ...)
We live in an age when many of us are ...
... is a hotly-debated topic that often divides opinion. (este un subiect hotrt dezbtut care deseori mparte opinia)
... is often discussed yet rarely understood. (este de multe ori discutat, totui rareori neles)
It goes without saying that ... is one of the most important issues facing us today.
(este de la sine neles c ... este una dintre cele mai importante probleme cu care ne confruntm astzi)
The following essay takes a look at both sides of the argument.

Introducing points:
Firstly, let us take a look at ... (n primul rnd, s aruncm o privire la ...) / To start with, ...
First of all, it is worth considering ... (n primul rnd, se merit luat n considerare ...)
Secondly, ... Thirdly, ...
Furthermore, ... (mai mult ...) / In addition, ... (n plus ...) / What is more, ... / On top of that, ... (mai presus de toate)
Another point worth noting is ... (un alt punct remarcat este) / Another factor to consider is ...
Lastly, ... / Finally, ... / Last but not least, ... (nu n ultimul rnd ...)

Presenting ideas & giving examples:


When it comes to noun/gerund, ... (cnd vine vorba de ...)
In terms of noun/gerund, ... (n termeni de ...)
With respect to noun/gerund, ... (cu respect la ...)
Not only... but also ... (nu numai ... dar i ...)
According to experts,... (potrivit experilor ...)
Research has found that ... (cercetrile au descoperit acest lucru ...)
There are those who argue that ... (exist i cei care susin acest lucru ...)
For instance ... / For example ... / such as ...

Expressing result & reason:


As a result, ... (prin urmare ...) / As a result of ... (ca urmare a ...)
... has led to ... (a adus la ...) /... has resulted in ... (a avut ca rezultat ...)
Consequently, ... (deci ...) / Therefore, ... (prin urmare ...)
On account of ... (din cauza ...) / Due to ... (din cauza ...)
One reason behind this is ... (un motiv n spatele ...)

Contrasting:
Although/Even though subject + verb, ... (cu toate c, chiar dac ...)
Despite/ln spite of noun/gerund, ... (n ciuda / n ciuda ...)
Despite the fact that subject + verb, ... (n ciuda faptului c ...)
On the one hand ... On the other hand ... (pe de o parte ... / pe de alt parte ...)
However ... / Nevertheless, ... / Even so ... (cu toate acestea ... / cu toate acestea ... / chiar i aa ...)

Concluding;
To sum up, ... / In conclusion, ... (pentru a rezuma, ... / n concluzie, ...)
All things considered, ... (lund n considerare toate lucrurile, ...)
Taking everything into consideration, ... (lund totul n considerare, ...)
Weighing up both sides of the argument, ... (cntrind ambele pri ale argumentului, ...)
The advantages of ... outweigh the disadvantages. (avantajele ... depesc dezavantajele)

Opinion:
As far as I'm concerned, ... (n ceea ce ma priveste, ...)
From my point of view, ... (din punctul meu de vedere, ...)
In my opinion, ... (n opinia mea, ...)
Personally speaking, ... (spunnd personal, ...)
My own view on the matter is ... (viziunea mea persoal este ...)