Watch Out for Trouble!
When you first started learning English (or any foreign language), you probably had a textbook with a dialog that you read and/or listened to and tried to imitate. It’s a very natural way to begin:
Hello! I’m Mike. What’s your name?
I’m _______. Nice to meet you!
What is a paragraph?
- 1.a distinct section of a piece of writing, usually dealing with a single theme and indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering.
Everything that is composed — a dance, a song, a story… or even a single paragraph — has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But there’s more than one way to make this structure.
Supporting sentences describe, explain, clarify, or give examples of the main idea in the topic sentence. They answer questions such as Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? They explain the topic sentence in greater detail and give the reader more information. Continue reading
A topic sentence must have a topic + a claim about the topic. This almost always means a SUBJECT (noun or noun phrase) plus a VERB (or verb phrase). If it lacks a verb or verb phrase, it might be a good title, but certainly will not be a good topic sentence, or even a full sentence! (Remember S + V?) Continue reading
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Then, prepare a slide show of ten photos to illustrate each of the following principles: Continue reading