Unit 4 How do you get to school? Writing topic sentences
The girl on the right is from Japan. Example 1The girl in red comes from America. The girl in white T-shirt is from Spain. The girl who has beautiful blonde hair is from the U.K. The girls in the picture are from different countries. topic sentence1.
is usually the____sentence of a paragraph.Topic sentencefirst of a paragraph. 2.Topic sentence tells____________the main idea
Topic sentence tells of a paragraph.the main ideaExample 2My family members have different hobbies.My father loves collecting stamps. My mother is interested in cooking. My sister likes watching TV, and my grandparents enjoy traveling.
I enjoy_________.Example 3every daySaturdaysweekendsTopic sentence should not be _________or _________.too broadtoo narrow I can sleep late on Saturday mornings. I neednt do my homework on weekends. Instead, I can do everything I like. I can go shopping, visit my friends and go to the movies with them. On Saturday afternoon, I usually go for a ride with my brother.
C. Books tell us famous places, great persons and many other things.A. We can learn a lot by reading newspapers. B.
We can learn a lot from books.Example 4
Topic sentence should besimple and clear._________________________ When we read books we can know some famous places like Tibet, London, New York and so on. We can also meet great persons and learn from them by reading books. Books also tell us new ways to do things and make us know ourselves better. Topic sentence should of a paragraph.tell the main idea
_________________________ She gets up early in the morning and then reads English for half an hour. In class, Alice listens to the teachers carefully and takes notes at times. After finishing her homework, she teaches herself new lessons every night. On weekends, Alice usually goes to the city library to read books. Example 5A. Alice is a student.B. Alice is a friendly student.C.
Alice is a hard-working student.
_____________________________ I got up at 6:30. At 7:30a.m. I arrived at the office. First, my boss asked me to write thirty postcards for him. Then I had to go to the post office. After that, I went to have a meeting. By 12:30 p.m., I was very tired, so I decided to have a long relaxing lunch. A. I had a busy day yesterday.B. I was very happy yesterday morning.C. D. I was busy writing postcards yesterday morning.I was quite busy yesterday morning.Example 6
MikeMike cars.Example 7likescars.Mike cars.is interested inis crazy for CarsMikeares favorite.He has collected many magazines on cars and he is interested in nearly everything about cars. He likes watching TV advertisements on cars and goes to all the car shows. He also spends a lot of time working on his old car. We dont call him Mike any more, instead, we call him Mr. Car.
Tips on writing topic sentences 4.Topic sentence should be ______ and_____.simple 3.Topic sentence should not be ________or_________.too broadtoo narrowclear
is usually the ____sentence of a paragraph.1.Topic sentencefirst 2.Topic sentence should ______________ of a paragraph.tell the main idea
Therere many ways to learn English. Exercise 1Therere many ways to improve our English. We can learn English in different ways. _______________________________We can learn English by reading English newspapers and story books. If you like singing, you can learn to sing English songs. Its a very interesting way to improve your English. Watching English movies is also a good way. We can even talk with foreigners.
Students in my class have different plans for vacation.Exercise 2My classmates have different vacation plans._________________________________________Many of my classmates plan to have a rest at home on vacation. They want to watch TV, rent videos and sleep a lot. Some students in my class are going outside to enjoy themselves. Theyre going to the beach, going hiking or going fishing. Others are spending time with their family members like babysitting or visiting their grandparents. A small number of students in my class are still studying hard for vacation.
Competition Task: Write a proper topic sentence for the paragraph.
In North America, most students go to school on the school bus. Some students also walk or ride bikes to school. In other parts of the world, things are different. In Japan, most students take trains to school, although others also walk or ride their bikes. In China, it depends on where you are. In big cities, students usually ride bikes to school or take buses. In places where there are rivers and lakes, like Hongshanhu and Kaishandao, students usually go to school by boat. That must be a lot more fun than taking a bus. Exercise 33aPage 23
use different transportation to go to school. (get to school in different ways) .Students around the world (in different parts of the world / in different places) The ways_______________________________________________ In North America, most students go to school on the school bus. Some students also walk or ride bikes to school. In other parts of the world, things are different. In Japan, most students take trains to school, although others also walk or ride their bikes. In China, it depends on where you are. In big cities, students usually ride bikes to school or take buses. In places where there are rivers and lakes, like Hongshanhu and Kaishandao, students usually go to school by boat. That must be a lot more fun than taking a bus. studentsgo to schoolare differentfrom place to place.
Summary 4.Topic sentence should be ______ and_____.simple 3.Topic sentence should not be ________or_________.too broadtoo narrowclear
1.Topic sentence is usually the ____sentence of a paragraph.first 2.Topic sentence should ______________ of a paragraph.tell the main idea
HomeworkSome extra materials for practicing writing topic sentences.
_______________________________________Most Chinese like rice. Many Chinese people enjoy meat or fish and eat them at every meal. Some like vegetables and cant stand a meal without vegetables. Others like noodles or dumplings and eat them quite often. A small number of Chinese people love fast-food: a hamburger or pizza and a soft drink. Exercise 4 Chinese people have different eating habits (like to eat different food /have different tastes on food) . The eating habits of Chinese people are different from person to person.