On Wednesday I wrote a paragraph for a task 2 topic. Did you notice the following things in it?
- I used "in my opinion" and "I believe" to make it clear that I'm giving my own views. Read this lesson if your teacher has told you not to use "I" or "my".
- I wrote 5 sentences, which is the usual number that I aim for in my main body paragraphs.
- The structure was: 1 topic sentence, 1 sentence about the first idea (working hard), 2 sentences about the second idea (good manners), 1 sentence about the third idea (sense of community).
- The fact that I wrote about 3 distinct ideas meant that the paragraph "moves forward". Many students seem to get stuck on one idea, and the paragraph has no development or "movement".
There are also some 'band 7-9' phrases in the paragraph. Did you notice them?