Let’s look at how paraphrasing can be used in an introduction. My ability to paraphrase demonstrates both range and flexibility of language use.
Task / question:
Some people say that music is a good way of bringing people of different cultures and ages together. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
It is often said that music has the power to unite and connect people, regardless of their cultural backgrounds or ages. I completely agree with this view, and will give my reasons below.
Examples of paraphrasing:
- some people say that = it is often said that
- music is a good way of = music has the power to
- bringing people together = unite and connect people
- of different cultures = regardless of their cultural backgrounds