Topic Sentence & Paragraph

 
 

Short paragraph examples:

    I had a wonderful summer. I could sleep late every day. When I got up, I went shopping with my friends. We often stayed up late at night watching movies. In August, I went to Hawaii with my family. I had a great time, and I wish I were still on holiday!

    My university campus is huge. There are so many buildings, it is hard to find your way around. Part of it is on the other side of town, so you have to catch a bus to get there. It took me three weeks to get used to the size of the school, but I am beginning to feel okay with it now.

Watch this video. There are many examples of good topic sentences and an example paragraph.

These are not topic sentences.

  I will introduce my summer.

Here I will talk about the city park.

  This is about my journey to work.

These are topic sentences with a main point.

  I had a wonderful summer.

  My university campus is very big.

  The city park is a beautiful place.

Exercises.

Choose the best topic sentences for the paragraphs below.

The food is really delicious in Okinawa.

Okinawa is a great place to take a vacation.

1. .................................................................... The beaches are fantastic with soft white sand, and the sea is deep blue. There are many fine restaurants in Okinawa, and the food is really fresh.


The shops are very busy at Christmas. 

It is best to do Christmas shopping early.

2.. .................................................................... Many stores sell out of the more popular items, so it will be difficult for you to find what you want. The shops are also more crowded, and the lines are much longer.

Make topic sentences for these paragraphs.

3. .................................................................... The work is very interesting. I learn new things every day, and I get to travel a lot. My boss is kind and helpful if I have a problem. I have also made many new friends at my new job.

4. .................................................................... He has collected manga and baseball cards ever since he was a child. He also enjoys painting and drawing. Recently he has started gardening. Paul’s favorite hobby is reading, and he tries to read at least one book every week.

Write a few supporting sentences for these topic sentences.

5. My house is very cold in the winter .............................................................................................

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6. It is great to have a dog as a pet. ................................................................................................

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