Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: essay structure

Definitions: A topic sentence introduces the topic of a body paragraph. It is usually placed at the start of the paragraph.

Examples: This is an example of a topic sentence: Music can aid students in the classroom in three important ways. Example 2: However, there are also two reasons why teachers must be careful when playing music in the classroom.

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Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 20 A