Easy Paragraph Styles

Write English Paragraphs

Writing Skills: organisation, sentence fluency

The other day, I asked my ESL students to read a newspaper story and write a summary.

Their writing was terrible. The grammar was okay, but the paragraph structure was poor. So, I developed a mini lesson to help students understand the purpose and structure of a paragraph.

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Top 6 ESL Writing Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

I am an English teacher in Korea. Over the past decade, I have read hundreds, maybe thousands, of pages of essays, stories and paragraphs by ESL students. After so much reading, I learned a few things about my students and their writing skills.

  • Students never learned how to write in English.
  • Students repeat the same mistakes.
  • Good English writing needs a different kind of thinking.

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Writing the First Paragraph

Does this happen to you?

You have to write an essay but your mind is blank. You look at the computer monitor or white piece of paper. There are no words. You start to panic. You ask yourself, “How can I write this essay?” This is how many students start to write an essay. When the words don’t come out,

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