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IELTS Preparation Series 2, Episode 4: Clouds


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Hello. I'm Margot Politis. Welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation.

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Today, we're going to look at 'paragraphs'.

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But what's a 'paragraph'? Well it's a group of sentences that are related and develop

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an idea.

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You need to use paragraphs in any formal writing you do, especially in the IELTS writing test.

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Let's listen to a weather expert talking about clouds, and then we'll look at how a paragraph

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works.

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Clouds have two effects. Now clouds obviously decrease the amount of incoming radiation,

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that is heating, from the sun. That then affects how many more clouds form. It affects how

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hot it gets in the daytime. At the same time clouds, at night time, prevent radiation or

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heat escaping from the earth. This not only affects temperatures, but it affects the atmospheric

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systems, the winds, then the humidity and how everything occurs.

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Jim Arthur speaks clearly on the topic of clouds.

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What we have here, when it's written down, is a really good paragraph.

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A good paragraph consists of three main parts: a topic sentence, supporting sentences and

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developing sentences.

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Let's start by looking at the topic sentence. The topic sentence provides the main idea

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of the paragraph. It tells us what the paragraph is about.

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Here's Jim Arthur introducing the subject he will be discussing.

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Clouds have two effects.

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