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Connectors that show similarities• Like Like her sister, Angela is very tall.• Similarly• I grew up overseas. Similarly, my wife spent her childhood abroad in the US.
Contrasting Connectors• Unlike Unlike my father who studied business, I studied communication.• In contrast Tokyo is a very crowded city. In contrast, there seem to be very people in Sydney.• On the one hand; on the other hand On the one hand, I enjoy the fast pace of the city. On the other hand, I like to relax in the countryside.
Picture 1 Picture 2 1. Describe the scene (Freewriting). 2. How are they similar? 3. How are they different?
A 5-paragraph essay Introduction 1st body paragraph: 1st main difference 2nd body paragraph: 2nd main difference 3rd body paragraph: 3rd main difference Conclusion
We are going to focus onthe point-by-point style essay.
IntroductionDescribe the two things you are comparing in your background/comments.
Thesis StatementThe purpose of this essay is to compareand contrast the main differencesbetween a vacation at the beach or in thecity.
1 Body Paragraph st• Topic sentence describes the main difference.• Give examples of beach vacation.• Use a contrasting connector (However, in contrast, unlike, etc.)• Give examples of city vacation
2 Body Paragraph nd• Topic sentence describes the next main difference.• Give examples of beach vacation.• Use a contrasting connector• (However, in contrast, unlike, etc.)• Give examples of city vacation
3 Body Paragraph rd• Topic sentence describes the final main difference.• Give examples of beach vacation.• Use a contrasting connector• (However, in contrast, unlike, etc.)• Give examples of city vacation
Conclusion• Summarize your main reasons• Restate your thesis• Don’t add any new information
Beach vs City General comments about the beach General comments about the city Around the world there are many places to enjoy a vacation. Thereare famous beach resort areas such as Waikiki in Hawaii, Treasure Islandin Fiji, and the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. They are places whereyou can go to relax in a beautiful natural setting and leave your worriesbehind. However, for those who want to be more active and are in searchof excitement and nightlife, the city is the place to go. Cities like NewYork, London, Paris and Tokyo offer tourists a great variety of things todo. The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast the maindifferences between a vacation at a beach or in the city. Thesis Statement
First major difference Relaxing beach vacationTopic sentence The first major difference is the pace of life during your vacation. Staying at a beach resort is about taking it easy and relaxing with your family or friends. The fresh air and beautiful views can put your mind at rest. All you need to worry about is whether you want to go swimming or not. There is no hurry to go anywhere because the beach is right in front of your hotel room. In addition, most resorts have spas for guests to have a massage or beauty treatment. On the contrary, a visit to the city can be a little hectic if you want to do many of the things on offer. For instance, if you want to see the sights, go shopping, and go out at night, you have to plan and coordinate everything. Contrast connectorHectic city vacation
Second major difference A few things for the beach.Topic sentence Another difference is what you will need to take with you on your vacation. If you decide to go to the beach, you won’t have to take too much. Everything you wear will be casual such as your bathing suit, shorts, short-sleeve shirts, sandals, sunglasses, and sun block. Even at night, you won’t really need to dress up for dinner or a show. In contrast, for a trip to the city, you will need to pack more because you will be doing a variety of things. You will need comfortable and casual clothing such as jeans and sneakers for sightseeing trips, and good clothes for restaurants and concerts. Also, you will need to take more accessories, including bags and jewelry to complement your style. Contrast connector Clothes for different occasions
Third major difference Spend a little at the beach.Topic sentence The final difference is the way you will use your spending money. At a beach resort, most of the activities will be included in your holiday package, so you won’t need to spend much money while you are on your vacation. Even if you buy souvenirs, you can put the cost onto your room charge. However, in the city, you will have extra expenses if you choose to eat at restaurants outside of your hotel. Also, you will need to spend money on taxis and buses to get around the city. Shopping will be the biggest expense, because it is unpredictable. There is a good chance you will buy more than you expected because you may find something special you would like. Contrast connector Spend a lot in the city.
ConclusionRestate thesis Summarize beach main ideas. In conclusion, whether you take a vacation at the beach or in the city, they are excellent ways to take a break from your usual lifestyle. If you want to relax and refresh yourself from your busy lifestyle, the beach is probably the best place for you. However, if just lying in the sun and working on your tan doesn’t interest you, and you are looking for excitement, the city is a good holiday destination for you. Summarize city main ideas
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Freewriting Journal topic:Write a draft comparison/contrast essay. .