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TOEFL-IELTS Writing: Sentences 100
By Mr. Jeenn Lee Hsieh
Most sentences that follow may be used as topic sentences. The topic sentence usually begins at the start of a paragraph. It makes a point about which supporting sentences are built. Quite a few examples are given as links to the TOEFL and IELTS writing topics. You may want to practice writing a paragraph, using any topic sentence listed below. Remember good paragraphs begin with good topic sentences.
1. External appearances are often not what they seem like.
2. Reading fiction is one of my passions.
3. Getting up early in the morning is the hardest thing I do everyday.
4. Rush-hour traffic shows human behavior at its worst.
5. Dangerous sports appeal to the basic human desire for thrill.
6. There are many inventions that have increased our happiness.
7. There are good reasons why people choose to live in the countryside.
8. In general, traditional families were big.
9. Capital punishment is not a deterrent to crime.
10. The comuter is the greatest invention of the twentieth century.
11. Fiction, like food, is of different tastes.
12. My hometown is famous for several amazing natural features.
13. Fashion is an expression of life.
14. Sex education matters to immature minds.
15. A good movie can be both serious and amusing.
16. Living in a traditional house has some advantages.
17. Cooking at home has several benefits.
18. Our planet has a problem: climate change.
19. People do many things to stay healthy.
20. Progress has a price.
21. There are several drawbacks to living in a big city.
22. Internet shopping is easy.
23. Building a monument is a good example of remembering the past.
24. Migration has become a social and political issue.
25. Today family planning program is a reality, not a choice.
26. Money is not the only solution but it makes a difference.
27. There are things money cannot buy.
28. Studying abroad has a dark side.
29. Cultures move beyond borders and mix.
30. Going to movies is a good way of excaping the stress and difficulties of modern life.
31. The logic of teaching discipline to children is punishment and reward.
32. Sometimes a failure can be a blessing under disguise.
33. Nuclear science plays the double role of Dr. Jackyll and Mr. Hyde.
34. Fame brings money.
35. People can avoid traffic accidents by taking several precautions.
36. Unfortunately, too little too late has been done to save fresh water.
37. Drunk driving is like throwing dice with Death.
38. Television is bad for children due to its adult content.
39. The tradition is but an example of the infinite range of human imagination brought into being by culture.
40. Around the world it is the same story with different faces: age-old cultures besieged by modern pressures.
41. Things have changed.
42. It has become another world, a different world.
43. Working and living abroad may face serious disadvantages.
44. It is quite a different matter when travelling with a tourist guide.
45. Modern technology has made communication faster, labor less strenous and life more enjoyable.
46. The invention of the mobile phone is a case in point.
47. Whatever its causes, global warming may have contributed to more extreme weather, such as droughts and severe floods.
48. Many experts believe that the more you stretch your mind, the longer it may serve you well.
49. The bases for my viewpoints are personal and professional.
50. Increasing aid and market access for poor countries make sense, but will not do much good.
51. Serious problems confront us.
52. Animals in the zoos are like criminals innocent of crimes.
53. Zoos provide housing units for homeless wild animals.
54. These new immigrantes come for similar reasons--for opportunity, to excape oppression, to provide a better life for themselves and their children.
55. To some endangered species, it is essential to protect their habitats and understand the vital role of each species within the earth' ecosystems.
56. There are all sorts of fun.
57. There are success stories.
58. Good news spreads quickly.
59. Foreign aid is a complex problem.
60. Robots are uncomplaining workers.
61. Then why not legalize cocaine?
62. Progress also creats more problems.
63. Crime goes up.
64. The issue is one of the most controversial.
65. There is great freedom in the study of literature and history.
66. English is an essential element of the new global culture.
67. Even those try to protect traditional practices find themselves embracing new technology.
68. Not everyone is happy about building a large shopping center in our neighborhood.
69. The critical mass of teenagers is one of the most powerful engines of merging global cultures.
70 Cultures do not become more uniform; instead, both new and old tend to transform each other.
71. No other invention than writing has had a longer and greater imact.
72. The most tangible cost of modernization is environment.
73. Tourism drives economic development.
74. A healthy human being can live for a month without food, but will die in less than a week without fresh water.
75. People of the third world may need food today; but only knowledge will help feed them tomorrow.
76. These findings are clues, not conclusions.
77. Computers have changed modern society.
78. People everywhere are offended by pollution.
79. Unfortunately there are drawbacks to our excessive consumerism.
80. We live in a changed world from that of a century ago when automobiles had just been invented and airplanes were unknown.
81. Human beings have not done enough soon enough to warn against climate change.
82. Air pollution is said to be higher from airplanes than from cars.
83. Schools can do more to teach young people to look after their health.
84. Fresh water supplies have been dwindling in some parts of the world.
85. Not all immigration stories are negative.
86. A great museum is priceless.
87. Today wildlife draws tourist as well as badly needed foreign currencies.
88. The wealthy countries may either have to accept refugees or offer them the means to stay where they are.
89. Travelling alone to a new place is certainly an experience I do not want to repeat.
90. Despite many obstacles, there are glimmers of hope,.
91. Each generation has its dreams and demons.
92. To someone who stutters, it is easier done than said.
93. Questions arise.
94. Cooking at home or eating out is no more than a matter of taste.
95. A large company may be too big to fail; but it is also too big to be saved.
96. Everything has a price.
97. Living in a university dormitory is not an option because loud music like rock and roll requires a lot of freedom.
98. Dancers look insane when music is not heard.
99. Misundestandings often occur between parents and children.
100. Facts are more important than opinions.
(To be continued 101-200)
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