Introduction : short, purpose, general idea, catchy!
Main body : 2+, develop each point separately
Conclusion : short, summarise main idea, restate opinion in different words, general comments, express feelings…
Topic sentences Introduces / summarises the main topic of the paragraph, gives an idea of what the paragraph will be about. Supporting sentences Provides examples, details, reasons, justifications, evidence to support the topic sentence.
Linking words and phrases
Easier to understand
Join short sentences into longer ones
Show how ideas are related: contrast, sequence, cause, time…
Address the reader directly
Use indirect speech
A proverb/ saying
Use a rhetorical question
Setting the scene
Variety of adjectives, adverbs, verbs…
Writing style Formal Advanced vocabulary, longer sentences, no short forms, impersonal tone (passive, factual presentation of the info), formal links Informal Everyday/ colloquial expressions, vocab , short forms, simple links, personal tone (1st p., vivid description)