Topic Sentences



  1. Which sentence is true?
    The main idea is more general than the controlling idea.
    The controlling idea is more general than the main idea.


  1. CTC is a modern building. What will the paragraph talk about?
    technology at CTC
    teachers at CTC
    location of CTC


  1. There are many different kinds of ESL classes. What will the paragraph be about?
    ESL 1-6, support classes, I-BEST
    conversation groups
    English composition classes


  1. Which topic sentence is the best?
    Mt. St. Helens is a beautiful place to visit.
    Mt. St. Helens is an active volcano.
    I want to visit Mt. St. Helens this summer with my family.


  1. Which topic sentence is best?
    CTC is in a convenient location.
    CTC is a new campus.
    There is an ESL 5 class in the morning at CTC.


  1. Which topic sentence is best?
    ESL classes are very helpful for immigrants.
    ESL classes are cheaper than other classes.
    ESL classes are available all year.





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