Episode 756 Ask Danny - Write Better Paragraphs
Danny

This is your host, Danny and this is English Plus Podcast.

Today, we’re starting a new type of episode in English Plus Podcast. We will have these episodes every other week and they’re called Ask Danny. You can send me your suggestions to talk about anything you want to learn more about and I will answer your suggestions in a full episode if your question requires it, or if the answer is not long enough to make an entire episode based on it, I will definitely answer your questions by email. So, to have your questions features on English Plus Podcast, and more importantly to have the things you need explained on the podcast, send your questions or suggestions to ask@englishpluspodcast.com

Today, I’m going to answer a simple, but very important question sent to me by Joanna from Sao Paolo. She asked how she could improve her paragraphs, and I believe this is a very important skill needed not only for English learners but for everybody, so today we’ll learn how to write better paragraphs. So, we should all be thankful to Joanna’s question as today’s episode is based on it.

Welcome to today's episode of English Plus Podcast, where we'll be discussing the art of crafting powerful paragraphs. Whether you're a student looking to improve your essay writing, a professional seeking to enhance your communication skills, or simply someone who wants to express themselves more effectively in writing, this episode is for you.

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Ben

Excellent. Now let's start by defining what a paragraph is and what the main components of a paragraph are.

Danny

Sure! A paragraph is a self-contained unit of writing that consists of one or more sentences related to a single main idea or topic. In general, paragraphs serve to break up long blocks of text and help to organize ideas and information in a way that is easy for the reader to understand.

When it comes to the main components of a paragraph, there are typically three key elements that you should consider:

Topic sentence

This is the first sentence of the paragraph, and it introduces the main idea or topic that the paragraph will be discussing.

Supporting sentences

These sentences provide additional information, examples, or evidence to support the topic sentence.

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