WRITING

Different writing exercises here.
Intro:


Paragraph Structure of an essay

Introduction

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There have undoubtedly been significant changes in the field of technology over the last century. An obvious example of this is the development of communications technology, namely the internet. In the past people had to rely on the postal service, which could take weeks or even months to deliver a message, whereas nowadays messages are sent in the blink of an eye. Furthermore, the emergence of low-cost airlines has transformed flying from a luxury reserved only for the rich to an accessible means of transport for all.

  1. Topic sentences to introduce topic of the paragraph.
  2. Give examples to support topic sentence.
  3. Explanation of example.
  4. Introduce second example or contrast.
Topic sentencesIt is said/thought/believed that…It is a common belief that…It is undoubtedly the case that…There are those who claim that……is thought/said/believed to be… Giving examplesFor example,For instance,An obvious example of this is…A clear example of this is…This is illustrated by…As a case in point..
Addition linkers:Furthermore, moreover, in addition, on top of this Contrast linkers:On the other hand, in contrast, nevertheless, nonetheless, however,

 

_____________is believed to be_______________________________. An obvious example of this is (example)______________________________________________. (explain example)___________________________________. (another example OR a contrast) ______________________________________________________________________.

Write paragraphs about the following topics:

  • Miley Cyrus sets a bad example for children.
  • Justin Bieber is an idiot.
  • Football players earn too much money.
  • Travelling will be easier in the future.
  • The internet is good.
  • Girls are smarter than boys.Your examples here.

Body

The next few paragraphs will make up the bulk of your essay. This particular area can include as little as three paragraphs to as many as necessary to complete your assignment requirements. Within the body, you will detail both sides of the argument. Use one paragraph for each point, including the strongest points of the opposing side.

Here you will find useful linking words.

Conclusion

This final paragraph should restate your position. Emphasize that your position is the best by summarizing the main points of your argument. Include the best evidence. Most conclusions are only a paragraph in length as the conclusion is expected to be a summary of the entire essay

  • Here you will find examples of conclusions.

    Here you will find more examples of how to write an introduction.



More about formal and informal language.


Writing task: Cross-cultural barriers

Deadline: October 12th, 2015, at 09.00 a.m.

Please write your name on the hand-in and write the above headline in the subject field of the e-mail. Another option is to share your document with me i Google Drive.

Find out which days are major events or holidays in different English-speaking countries. Choose one or two that do not exist in Sweden. Write half a page on why that or event is so important.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS for ENGLISH 6

Grade E: Students discuss in basic terms some features in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used, and can also make simple comparisons with their own experiences and knowledge.

Grade C: Students discuss in detail some features in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used, and can also make well developed comparisons with their own experiences and knowledge.

Grade A: Students discuss in detail and in a balanced way some features in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used, and can also make well developed and balanced comparisons with their own experiences and knowledge.

Here you will find linking words to help you connect ideas and sentences, so that people can follow your ideas.keywords

Here you will find more tips for tips for writing.

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