When asked about..., the vast/overwhelming majority of people say that…. But I think/view a bit differently.
 When it comes to ...., some people believe that…. Others argue/claimthat the opposite/reverse is true. There is probably some truth in botharguments/statements, but I tend to the former/latter.
 Now, it is commonly/generally/widely believed/held/acknowledgedthat..... They claim/ believe/argue that ... But I wonder/doubt whether.....
 Recently the rise in the problem/phenomenon of ... has cause/arousedpublic/popular/wide/ worldwide concern.
 Recently the issue of the problem/phenomenon of ...has been broughtinto focus/into public attention.
 Inflation/Corruption/Social inequality ... is yet another of the newand bitter truth we have to learn to face now/constantly.
 Now people in growing/significant numbers are beginning/coming torealize/accept/(be aware) that...
 Now there is a(n) growing awareness/recognition of the necessityto....
 Now people become increasingly aware/conscious of the importance of....
 Perhaps it is time to have a fresh look at the attitude/idea that....
 "Knowledge is power." This is the remark made by Bacon. Thisremark has been shared by more and more people.
 "Education is not complete with graduation." This is theopinion of a great American philosopher. Now more and more people share hisopinion.
 "...." We often hear statements/words like those/this.
 We often hear such traditional complains as this "....".
 For years, ...had been viewed as .... But people are taking a freshlook now. With the growing ..., people ....
 People used to think that ... (In the past, ....) But people now sharethis new idea.
 Once in (a newspaper), I read of/learnt..... The phenomenon of ... hasaroused public concern.
 I have a friend who ... Should he ....? Such a dilemma we are oftenconfronted with in our daily life.
Once upon a time, there lived a man who .... This story may be(unbelievable), but it still has a realistic significance now.