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Der Mond explodierte ohne Vorwarnung und ohne erkennbaren Grund. Die Uhrzeit würde guy später als A+0.0.0 oder schlicht Null bezeichnen …

05:03:12 Weltzeit. Die Stunde Null. Nach der Explosion des Mondes wütet über Jahrtausende ein Meteoritensturm, der die Erdoberfläche in eine unbewohnbare Wüstenei verwandelt. Um die Menschheit vor der Auslöschung zu bewahren, schickten die Nationen der Erde eine Flotte von Archen ins All. Der Asteroid Amalthea, der ursprünglich zu Forschungszwecken an eine internationale Raumstation angedockt worden warfare, soll der Kolonie als Schutzschild dienen. Doch das Leben im Weltraum fordert einen hohen Tribut, und die meisten Menschen sterben, bis schließlich nur noch sieben Frauen übrig sind, um eine neue Zivilisation zu begründen. 5000 Jahre später existieren zwei Völker: die Nachfahren derer, die die Katastrophe auf der Erde überlebt haben, sind primitive Siedler; die sieben Stämme der Nachkommen der Sieben Urmütter von der Raumstation hingegen hochkultiviert ― und sie machen sich auf, die Erde zu kolonialisieren …

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Htm (2 di 5) [18/07/2003 17:54:20] Sorting arguments into topics and paragraphs Task 2: Sorting the supporting arguments into topics Below is a list of arguments that support the writer's main premise. Later (in Task 3) you will add them to the essay above. However, first they need to be sorted into the different topics that are covered by each paragraph so that you know which paragraph they can be added to.

But the arguments must be marked differently. Arguments that support the writer's main premise are presented as facts or as nondebatable statements. Arguments that oppose the writer's main premise will be marked with problematising phrases so that they appear debatable and possibly untrue. The paragraphs are not complete texts. They are paragraphs from larger essays on the issue of whether Australia should become a republic. Therefore the main premise of each is not explicitly stated. It would be explicictly stated in the introduction to the essays from which the paragraphs were extracted.

What connectives does the writer use to list these arguments? . ............................................................................. ............................................................................. ............................................................................. Check your answer here. htm (4 di 4) [18/07/2003 17:54:24] ©Bill Daly, 1997 Introductions to Argumentative Essays Writing introductions to argumentative essays You now know how to write the body of an argumentative essay.

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