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Contents o Unit 5 Comparison and contrast essays n n Part 3 Developing your ideas o Reading: My Two Homes o Language focus: Comparison and contrast connectors o Practice Part 4 Editing your writing o Language focus: using comparatives o Practice
Reading: My Two Homes o o Read the essay. Which city does the author prefer? n The author loves both cities. He or she doesn’t prefer one over the other.
Structural analysis o Introduction n Two places to be compared o o n New York City Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Thesis statement o When you compare them, they seem like dramatically different places, but they have some things in common, and I love them both.
Structural analysis o Body paragraph 1 n n Topic sentence about similarities Details o Each city has a nickname and a “Central Park”, and many tourists and people from other countries. Conversations in both places are interesting because the people are so diverse.
Structural analysis o Body paragraph 2 n n Topic sentence about differences Details o Point of contrast 1 (color) Xela is more colorful. In New York, many people wear black to be stylish, but in Xela stylish clothing is the rainbow-colored clothing of the indigenous people. In Xela, the beautiful green mountains outside the city are always visible.
Structural analysis In o Xela, the pace of life Body paragraph 2 is slower. n Topic sentence about differences They say New York never sleeps, and it must be ntrue, because I always see people walking Details and cars on the streets, even late at night. o Point of contrast 2 (pace of life) In the evening, my Guatemalan city definitely sleeps. Some younger people go out dancing and some families take a walk in the city’s Central Park, but by ten o’clock the streets are pretty deserted.
Structural analysis o Conclusion n The author’s feeling about the 2 places o The writer enjoys both places for different reasons. However, he or she also appreciates the similarities between the two places.
Language focus comparison and contrast connectors o In comparison and contrast essays, coherence by connectors help create _______ indicating the relationship between ideas in sentences.
Language focus comparison and contrast connectors o Connectors showing similarities n n n Like her sister, Angela was very tall. For me, this means conversations in Xela are just as interesting as conversations in New York. I grew up overseas in Shanghai. Similarly, my wife spent her childhood abroad in Laos.
Language focus comparison and contrast connectors o Connectors showing differences n n n Unlike the fathers in Morelia, the fathers in Houston do not watch their teenagers as carefully. Some younger people go out dancing and some families take a walk in the city’s Central Park, but by ten o’clock the streets are pretty deserted. I drink black coffee while he prefers it with cream.
Language focus comparison and contrast connectors o Connectors showing differences n n n He earns 8000 a year whereas she gets at least 20000. The pace of life in New York is very rapid. In contrast, life in Xela is slower. On the one hand, I enjoy the fast pace of New York. On the other hand, the pace of life in Xela relaxes me.
Language focus using comparatives of adj. or adv.
Editing a paragraph