Hey everyone! This is Dori I am a teacher of english and today as promised I will show you how to form how to structure a paragraph of the main body in IELTS Academic writing task2. OK, let’s go first and remember our topic from previous videos and the paraphrased introduction we’ve made ok this is our topic let’s remember it from previous videos And of course this is the paraphrased introduction we made in another video I’m going to put the link Let’s read it to remember it a little bit Ok let’s just say that we choose an idea that disagrees with the topic, let’s just say that we choose to say that advertisements are part of our modern world so children should get used to it and as a result, advertisements shouldn’t be banned. This is the point that we want to discuss about in this paragraph. First of all, keep in mind that a paragraph is a small writing by it self: it has an opening sentence, in which we we introduce our point what we are going to discuss about; it has a main body where we discuss and analyse our point a little bit by giving reasons and by giving examples in order to defend this point and it also has a closing sentence where we wrap-up our idea, our point and we give way to the next paragraph. In between we use connecting phrases for cohesion so a paragraph should be a small cohesive writing by itself. Let’s go now and check it out together. Ok, so we have our introduction ready, now let’s choose a phrase that will help us connect the introduction here with the point we want to make. The introduction states that ads(advertisements) should be banned and we want to make a point for the opposite, so we need a smooth transition from one to the other Here is a paragraph analysing this point we want to make. It is quite a long paragraph of course you do not have to write that much the reason I chose to write quite a bit is in order to help you to show you lots of connecting phrases, lots of syntactical forms that’s why I wrote quite a bit, but you don’t have to, ok? This is just in order to guide you and to help you. In order to change a new paragraph, this is very important for your organisation, you have to start the first sentence by indenting a little bit here. The first sentence, alright? by starting a little bit on the right. Ok, now, let’s magnify this paragraph in order for you to be able to see it Ok, that’s a lot better we have separated our paragraph over here, as you can see, and now let’s read the first part […] This is our opening sentence in the paragraph. It connects with the introduction and prepares the reader that you are probably going to say something different,ok? Also, this phrase over there this is our first connecting phrase “no one would argue” this is general truth. Let’s move on This is another connecting phrase, of course always when you use connecting phrases in the beginning of a sentence most of the time, you are going to need a comma after them, please don’t forget that it is very important for your punctuation. This is the beginning of our main body let’s just say, again, you move on by saying something that is a general truth of course but you want to change it a little bit to the point you want to make here, […] it is a little bit descriptive of the situation, and again, it paves the way for your contradiction “As a result” is another linking phrase that it is really important when you want to state a consequence Now, this is your view here “however” after that you want to separate yourself a little bit from this general accepted situation. This is another linking phrase that you use in order to state the opposite thing,ok? Always with a comma please don’t forget these things. […].And here you go, after this opening sentence and some words to describe it, you move on to the point you want to make. This is your point you are making you show your antithesis to the topic and now you are going to analyse this point by giving reasons. […].Your first explanation. Here, I underlined “both” “and” this is a very good syntactical way of connecting two things. “This” When you have already talked about something and you want to give emphasis this is another way of connecting your previous point with the next you have already talked about that […] This is another point you are making in order to justify your argument ok, again we move on […]. This is very important, you also, state what would happen if this was not the case if ads were banned, in your opinion, this is what would happen. This is very good, this is very powerful because you are actually thinking of the other opinion as well and then you try to overturn it. Here again, I have underlined “if” this happened, “then” this would happen, another very good syntactical structure,ok? This is a very good linking phrase in order for you to state a result, again with a comma as you can see […]another point you are making by giving your reasons analysing a little bit your argument in order to justify it, and here’s the time for your example! You can use either “for instance” or “for example” I just chose “for instance”. […] This is a very good example to justify your argument, and here with the word “therefore”, and a comma, here is your closing sentence. […] Again, I remind you that you don’t have to write that much, it could be less of course it could be less, but I did that in order to help you, in order to show you more sentences, more ways of phrasing and more connecting phrases, alright? But you get the picture! Ok, that’s the structure of a paragraph in A.Writing task 2. Keep in mind that there are no wrong answers in A. writing task 2 you may as well believe that murdering is a good thing to use an extreme example, they do not care about your opinion what they do care about though, is to see that you support this opinion and you defend your opinion by using examples, by giving reasons and of course you do all these things in a very organised and cohesive way. Ok, that’s it for today, I hope it helps, for questions and comments, here or in facebook twitter and google+ all links are down below, thank you very much for watching, good luck with your exam!