2 What is a paragraph They can be short They can be long A paragraph is a number of sentences grouped together which relate to one topic.They can be shortThey can be long
3 Four elements essential to a good paragraph UnityYour paragraph must focus on one topicOrderYour paragraph should be well organisedChronological orderOrder of importanceCoherenceThe sentences need to connect to each otherCompletenessIf the sentences are clear and you have supported your main idea, then your paragraph is complete.
4 DO NOTPresent a new ideaRepeat the same point over and over again
5 DO Indent the first line of a paragraph Use connective words My name is Vicky. I am23 years old and I am fromEngland. I am currently livingin Vietnam.Use connective words
6 Connective Words Addition of ideas Order of sequence Result Also In additionFurthermoreAnotherAs well asNot only thisOrder of sequenceFirstly/ Secondly etc..To begin withAfterAfterIn the endThenResultAs a resultThereforeSinceThat is whyHenceFor this reason
8 Beginning Topic sentence What is your favourite animal and why? A topic sentence tells the reader the topic and the point you are going to discussIt should be a general statementWhat is your favourite animal and why?My favourite animal is a dog because they show many important characteristics which can be helpful to a person…
9 Middle Body Support your point Make a point Dogs are very affectionate to their owner. They express love and affection through their body language such as wagging their tail. This can make us feel wanted and can improve our mood after a bad day.
10 End Concluding statement Sum up your point Answer the question My dogs have expressed many characteristics such as loyalty and affection, which has helped me through daily life. That is why they are my favourite animals.
11 A poor paragraph What is your favourite day of the week and why? Friday is my favourite day of the week. I like it because I get to spend the day at the beach. The weather in Vietnam is usually hot but sometimes it rains. I especially enjoy Friday afternoon because the beach is empty. There are a lot of tourists in Vietnam. On Friday I get the chance to spend time with my family as we are usually busy during the week. I am at my happiest when I am with my family.Topic sentence does not unify the paragraphThere is irrelevant informationPoints are not supportedNot coherent
12 A good paragraphFriday is my favourite day because I spend the day at the beach with my family. I especially enjoy Friday afternoons because the beach is empty. Therefore, we have the opportunity to play ball games without disturbing anyone else. We also enjoy the delicious seafood at the local restaurant and discuss our week and share stories. On Fridays, I am at my happiest because I get to relax at my favourite place whilst spending time with the people I love the most.
13 Who do you admire and why? PRACTICEWRITE ABOUT THE FOLLOWING TOPIC:Who do you admire and why?