Let's go back to the question we were looking at a couple of weeks ago:
In some parts of the world it is becoming popular to research the history of one's own family. Why might people want to do this? Is it a positive or negative development?
Here's the plan I wrote for the first main body paragraph:
- Paragraph 2: Why might people want to research family history?
- various different reasons
- to know more about themselves and their roots, where they come from, whether their ancestors had similar personality traits
- because the Internet makes it easier to do this research, we hear about others who have done it, there are advertisements to encourage us
- out of curiosity e.g. we might secretly hope that we have a famous or wealthy ancestor
Here's a full paragraph using the ideas above:
There are various reasons why people might decide to trace their family histories. One explanation may be that they would like to know more about themselves, in terms of their roots, where they come from, or whether their ancestors had similar personality traits. Another factor could be that it has become so much easier to carry out genealogical research using the Internet. We hear about people who have studied their family trees, and there are even advertisements to encourage us to use genealogy websites. Finally, it may be that people are simply curious to find out whether they have any famous or wealthy ancestors.