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My Favorite Way to Spend a Weekend
(topic sentence) My favorite way to spend a weekend is to be with people, especially at parties. (discussion) People entertain me, particularly at parties with lots of dancing, talking, or games that make me laugh. People please me, especially at parties that end with everyone singing around a piano, really singing, I mean, not just bellowing something like “ I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad.” People at parties are fun, but I also enjoy people in other ways. I like to dine out and share the theater with them, and I like to invite them to my house for dinner and bridge. In fact, I like to do most things that involve meeting new people and enjoying old friends. (conclusion) Being with people makes my weekends.
(topic sentence) My favorite way to spend a weekend is to
be with ︿
especially at parties. (discussion)
They make happy,
lots of ︿ dancing, talking, or games
that make me laugh.
disco They also
folk songs with me.
parties are fun, but I also enjoy
and go to the movies
My favorite way to spend a weekend is to be with my classmates, especially at parties. They make me happy, particularly at parties with lots of disco dancing, talking, or games that make me laugh. They also please me by singing folk songs with me. My classmates at parties are fun, but I also enjoy them in other ways. I like to eat at MacDonald’s and go to the movies with them, and I like to invite them to my house for dinner and chat. Being with my classmates makes my weekends.
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My Favorite Summer Activity
My favorite summer activity is going to the beach and swimming. When it is 90 degrees, most people think only of finding some way to keep cool and to relax at the same time. Going to the beach is certainly one way that you can do both. One can plunge into the water to keep cool, or you can just lounge along the water’s edge to relax. Sometimes people make a complete ritual of going to the beach. You pack a picnic lunch, bring along some drinks and a portable radio. Then one is prepared for a long afternoon of relaxation. If only I did not have to work, I would probably go to the beach every day.
(From p.14, The Paragraph Book)
In summer it is uncomfortably hot in Taipei. So my favorite summer activity is going to the country and sit under a large tree by a little river. After sitting down, I take off my shoes and put my feet in the water. The water makes me feel cool and comfortable. I do not feel hot anymore. Then I start reading short stories or playing the guitar. I enjoy going to the country very much. If only I did not have to study, I would probably go to the country every day.
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Living in New York is exciting. Finding many things to do is always easy in this large city. Visiting different museums is educational. Attending concerts is enjoyable. Constantly meeting new people is interesting. Furthermore, observing different people from all over the world is fascinating.
However, living in New York City is sometimes annoying. Riding the subways and buses is often troublesome. Getting from one place to another is tiring and time-consuming at certain times of the day. Being pushed and shoved is typical during rush hours.
Being alone in New York is not uncommon. Yet, being bored is very unusual.
( From p.42, Write Away)—本範文原為練習使用動名詞。
I live in Taipei. Living here is exciting. Finding many things to do is always easy. There are several museums in Taipei. Visiting them is educational. Concerts are given from time to time. I find attending concerts enjoyable. There are many foreigners in Taipei. Meeting new people is interesting and observing different people from all over the world is fascinating.
However, living in Taipei is sometimes annoying. It is troublesome to ride buses. It is tiring and time-consuming to get from one place to another during rush hours. Air pollution in Taipei is intolerable.
Being alone in Taipei is not uncommon. Yet, being bored is very unusual.