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What is an Event Recount?

Try this task to understand more about Event Recounts.

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 pause it if you need more time to write in the answers.

Exercise

Comments

Ist time when I lesson the discussion I did not understand. But when I listen it for my time then I understand the the discussion which help me to improve my listening skill that's very helpful for me...

minimum of how many lines will one paragraph have in essay writing
 

Hello Adebola
This is a good question. Some teachers of academic writing like to give their students strict rules about how essays should be organized, and what each paragraph should contain. Such strict rules are not always followed by more expert writers, but they can be useful for learner writers.
I think you should be fairly flexible about paragraph length, because some paragraphs contain simple messages and don't need to be very long, while others contain more complex claims which require more explanation and discussion.
However, It is a good idea to have at least two paragraphs per page - very long paragraphs usually contain more than one main point, and you should start a new paragraph for each new point. Also try to avoid single sentence paragraphs. An essay is not just a series of seemingly unconnected points. Most paragraphs should include a claim and an explanation, some discussion and/or some supporting evidence. In a longer paragraph (e.g. 2-4 sentences) you have space to justify and develop your argument, and make connections between points.
Hilary
The Writing for a Purpose Team