Have we forgotten how to paragraph?
Look at the following questions, choose one per pair and together:
2-Select 2-4 ideas for the body of the text
3- Decide what order the ideas should be presented in
4-Think of suitable conclusion and introductory paragraphs
Now write your text separately (280-320 words )and, when you are done, swap and give each other feedback.
You work for a large company. The company is considerning ways to reduce its carbon footprint. Your manager has asked you to write a report . You should describe the positive and negative things the company is doing in relation to its carbon footprint and add your own suggestions on how it could improve.
The local government has recently installed CCTV cameras in your neighbourhood. You have been asked to write a report of local people´s feelings about the installation. You should describe the positive and negative effects of the introduction of the CCTV cameras and suggest any other measures that could be taken.
A health magazine has invited readers to write an article about significant changes to diet in their own country. Write your own article giving details of changes and your opinion on the positive and negative impact of these changes.
A travel magazine has asked you to write a description of a nostagic journey. Write your article giving details of the journey and explaining why it was nostalgic for you.
A sports magazine has invited its readers to write letters on the topic of dangerous sports. You have decided to write a letter expressing your views about dangerous sports and what you think the reponsibilities of the people who do these sports are.
A friend of yours has applied for a job as a project manager in an office. The company has asked you to write a letter of recommendation for your friend. You should refer to the duties and responsibilities your friend has had in their previous job and any admirable personal qualities that would make them suitable for the role.
Now read other students´answers and rate them on a scale of 1-5 where 5 is top performance on four categories: content, communicative achievement, organisation and language.
How does the following feedback compare with yours?