Header Ads Widget

IELTS Writing Task 2: topic sentences

The first sentence of a main body paragraph is often called the 'topic sentence'.

There's a simple reason why topic sentences are important in IELTS essays: Examiners want to see a "clear central topic within each paragraph" (band 7 descriptor for coherence and cohesion). So if you start your main paragraphs with a topic sentence, you can make sure that the "central topic" of each one is clear.

Have another look at the essay plan that I wrote for last week's lesson. Can you write a topic sentence for each of the two main paragraphs?

Post a Comment