Paragraph Writing Basics

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Paragraph writing basics. Writing a successful topic sentence and introduction to basic signalling devices.

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Paragraph Writing Basics

  1. 1. Paragraph Writing Glenn Rai
  2. 2. Why is Canada considered one of the best countries?
  3. 3. Topic Sentence There are three reasons why Canada is one of the best countries in the world.
  4. 4. Supporting Ideas First, Canada has an excellent health care system. All Canadians have access to medical services at a reasonable price. Second, Canada has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Canada's cities are clean and efficiently managed. Canadian cities have many parks and lots of space for people to live.
  5. 5. Concluding sentence As a result, Canada is a desirable place to live.
  6. 6. Now the entire paragraph! There are three reasons why Canada is one of the best countries in the world. First, Canada has an excellent health care system. All Canadians have access to medical services at a reasonable price. Second, Canada has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Canada's cities are clean and efficiently managed. Canadian cities have many parks and lots of space for people to live. As a result, Canada is a desirable place to live.
  7. 7. Phrases for topic sentence What Questions! What are the advantages of going on a holiday?
  8. 8. Phrases for topic sentence What Questions! What are the advantages of going on a holiday? There are several/many/a lot of/ XX main advantages/disadvantages/causes/effects of ____________. They are/which are/ Such as _______ , ________ and _________.
  9. 9. Phrases for topic sentence What Questions! (What are the advantages of going on a holiday) There are several/many/a lot of/ XX main advantages/disadvantages/causes/effects of ____________. They are/which are/ Such as _______ , ________ and _________. Example: There are several advantages of going on holidays regularly. Such as refreshing your mind, meeting new people and having new experiences.
  10. 10. Phrases for topic sentence How Questions! How can we find love?
  11. 11. Phrases for topic sentence How Questions! How can we find love? There are several/many/a lot of/ XX main ways/ methods/ styles of ____________. They are/which are/ Such as _______ , ________ and _________.
  12. 12. Phrases for topic sentence How Questions! (How can we find love?) There are several/many/a lot of/ XX main ways/ methods/ styles of ____________. They are/which are/ Such as _______ , ________ and _________. Example: There are several ways of finding love. They are creating profiles on social networking websites, travelling and asking friends and family to introduce you to other single people.
  13. 13. Phrases for topic sentence WHY Questions! Why is PIN13 the best class at Sehir?
  14. 14. Phrases for topic sentence WHY Questions! Why is PIN13 the best class at Sehir? There are several/many/a lot of/ XX main reasons why ____________ is ___________. They are/which are/ Such as _______ , ________ and _________.
  15. 15. Phrases for topic sentence WHY Questions! (Why is PIN13 the best class at Sehir?) There are several/many/a lot of/ XX main reasons why ____________ is ___________. They are/which are/ Such as _______ , ________ and _________. Example: There are several reasons why PIN 13 is the best class at Istanbul Sehir University. Which are hard working students, the size of the class and students’ love for English language.
  16. 16. Supporting Ideas To talk about the first point: 1. First, 2. Firstly, 3. In the first place, 4. To begin with,
  17. 17. Supporting Ideas To talk about the second point: 1. Second, 2. Secondly, 3. In the second place, 4. Next,
  18. 18. Supporting Ideas To talk about the third (last) point: 1. Third, 2. Finally, 3. In the third place, 4. In the final place,
  19. 19. Contrasting or Opposite Ideas • But • However • On the other hand • In contrast
  20. 20. Comparing or similar ideas • In comparison • In the same way • Similarly (Please do not use ALSO)
  21. 21. Consequence or result • Because • Because of • For this reason • So • Owing to this • Consequently
  22. 22. Examples • For example, • For Instance, • Such as,
  23. 23. Thank you! eflglenn@gmail.com

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