The purpose of an Explanation is to demonstrate or develop understanding of the object of study, and the ability to describe and/or account for its significance.



The most important thing is to practise and remember that having a clear and logical organisation is as important as the vocabulary and grammar which you use.  To help you with this, you should look at examples of essays on different topics.  Our Writing for a Purpose section, looking at academic writing, is good for more advanced learners but there are materials for lower-level learners too.  For example, take a look at our 'Talk about' section.  These are listening texts in which people talk about things that are important to them.  Although they are listening texts, many of the transcripts are good examples of essays, with logical structuring, exemplification and phrases for expressing opinions, ideas and experiences.

I hope these suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

 I am studying English now and i can speak, read,and write.Howover, it is sometime hard for me to teak notes even i totally understand  the topic because my hands heavy if anybody has same my situation and solved it . i will be grateful for that. 

I want to chat with native English speaker in order to use English actively.But I could not find such opportunity. Can you advise me website where i can chat and improve my English.But i want to chat with serious and respectable persons.I do not want waste my time.
Do you know free website where I can write something (essay, assignment or etc) they will correct it for me.
By the way I like your website very much. It is great job.
Best wishes,
Yours Gunay

plz check this,
my first in school.
i was a student in class six when admited in high school.our school satuiated 2 km from my village.we were saven student who went to school class 6.when i admit in school class 6 i know only abc of english because my class 1to 5no english.our village very poor and my brother are no educated so that i complete but can not speek, read , listen, etc plz guide

Dear Folk,

Still you have the time to learn English. Only three heart parts are there in English. Start focus on Reading and Writing then you will be capable to speak out in English fluently.

Thanks & Regards


Dear Adnan sir,
you have done, you are intelligent, i know you can speak in english very easily. start day by day routine work speak in english, read english news paper onle one paragraph. chatting other person.
thank you

i am,but my english very poor ,my job a accountant plz guideso that better wishes adnan jeddah

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Does the notes we write during the lectures come under this catagory?

Dear animesh0721
I don't think the notes you take in lectures fall into any of the genre categories, because they are not assessed, are they? Normally you take lecture notes to help you remember the main points of a lecture. How much you write depends on how much you already know about the topic, and what you think is important. It doesn't matter what your notes look like, as long as they are useful to you when you read them again.  Nobody else will read them!
Explanations are written for other people to read, so you must make sure that they are clear and complete. Their purpose is to demonstrate how much you know about the topic, so you will probably need to include information from a number of different sources, not just your lecture notes. 
I hope this helps!
The Writing for a Purpose Team