Sub-headings are not obligatory but they help you to break up your writing. If you give a 100-120 word article four sub-headings , you know that you need to write approximately 25-30 words under each sub-heading .
They help organise your work into clear paragraphs which make it easier to read.
Remember – a teacher will read your article. If it’s boring , you won’t get many marks!
Use a variety of language – verb tenses, nouns, adjectives . Don’t just use the present simple and say everything is ‘nice’ or ‘boring’ – that doesn’t make your article ‘nice’ – it makes it very ‘boring’!!!!!
Now look at this paragraph. Can you think of different words to replace the underlined adjectives ?
The National Gallery is nice . The paintings are very nice . I had a nice time there. The rooms are nice but some people think they’re boring . I saw some nice art there. Art is sometimes boring . London is nice and the people there are nice . I think writing articles is very boring .
Look at the handout. It is an article about the National Gallery.
How could you improve it?
Work in pairs to re-write the article.
The National Gallery The National Gallery is big. It contains lots of paintings from different painters which are very beautiful. It is free, which is very important because everybody can visit it. It is very well organised. There are different rooms for the different kinds of painting and each painting has the explanation of the painting below it. If you want a guide person for a group of people, you ask at reception and it costs about £25 per 2 hours. You can go to the souvenir shop and get whatever you want from a variety of different books, guides etc. There is also a café where people sit and chat or read. These are both very expensive. I believe it is the most interesting one that I have ever seen in London.
The National Gallery Introduction What makes the National Gallery worth visiting? It’s incredibly diverse art collection, of course. The National Gallery is one of the biggest and most famous in the world, containing lots of paintings from different painters, which are extremely beautiful. Good Points What are the good points about the National Gallery? Well, firstly, it is free, which is very important because everybody has the opportunity to visit it. Secondly, it is very well organised. There are different rooms for the different kinds of painting with an explanation of the work below it. Furthermore, if you want a guide for a group of people, you ask at reception and it costs about £25 per 2 hours. Bad Points So what are the bad points? The gallery may be free, but not everything else is. Although you can go to the souvenir shop and get whatever you want from a variety of different books, it is very expensive. There is a café where people sit and chat or read which is also not cheap. Conclusion In conclusion, I believe the National Gallery is the most interesting art museum that I have ever seen in London.