Read and Write Unit 3 Writing
- Blog Review the Opinion Paragraph to answer the question with two or three points to support your opinion. Conclude your paragraph to restate and emphasize your opinion.
Interest: Blog Coming of age : Why adults in Japan are getting younger
What does becoming an adult mean to the young? In Japan, 20-year-old has been considered the age to be adult since 1876. When a person reaches the age of adulthood, they are responsible for themselves legally and socially, and allowed to drink alcohol and smoke. There is even an official ceremony, called The Coming of Age Festival, to welcome new adults every year in January, where all new adults are celebrated by their respective local communities.
In Japan, when a person reaches the age of 18, he or she can get a driver’s license, vote for elections, and get married if their guardians agree. After 2022 when the new laws take effect, they can marry without a parental consent, borrow loans and apply for credit cards, but they still have to wait to become 20 either to smoke or drink.
Do you think 18 is the right age to be regarded as an adult?
At what age should people be regarded as adults?
=> Speak your opinion in 60 sec.
=> Write an Opinion paragraph.