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What is an Essay?

Try the following task to learn more about what an Essay is.

Task 1

Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and use the words given to fill in the blanks. You can listen to the recording above as many times as you want and you can pause it if you need more time to put the answers into the spaces.



I searching for writing and improving my writing skill. where I could and write and practice. please help me.

Hello Ind_eng,

It really depends on what kind of writing you want to do. You can find general tips on improving writing on our FAQ page, and we have sections on academic and email writing here.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir
I have been told when writing an essay the end of each paragraph must
have a connection to the begining of the second paragraph and the

of second paragraph to the begining of third and so on.
Is it correct? Could you help me to make it clear?

Hello andrew international,

Yes, ideally, every sentence should logically follow the sentence before it in an essay. The idea is that if you jump from one idea to another, the reader might get confused or might think that you're thought process is not correct. You can see a good example of paragraphs from an essay in the pdfs at the bottom of the Essay Structure 1 page.

By the way, we're happy to help you here, albeit in the limited way we can, but improving your writing is really something best done with a teacher, so you might want to see if there's an appropriate class at a British Council centre near where you live.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


but i need more exercises to practice

Thank you, I learned a lot from listening to the writing. Hopeful will improve my English


am new to this site so am just looking how i can improve my english skills using the programs. thank you very much for your essay information.

I have got 100% on second time unfortunately.........

I got 100% in 3 times repetition