We start each main body paragraph with a topic sentence which introduces or summarises the main idea of the paragraph. This helps the reader follow your arguments. The topic sentence is followed by one or more supporting sentences which justify the argument in the topic sentence by giving reasons or examples.
6 Work in pairs. Read the topic sentences and write supporting sentences for each. Use appropriate linkers.
1 On the other hand, TV has got its disadvantages.
> Atony TV shows are violent and have storylines that at e not appropriate for young people.
2 There are certain disadvantages to using mobile phones.
3 The Internet has certainly got its advantages.
4 There is no doubt that going to university helps your future.