Country Report (Con)

Sentence Pattern for Introduction

It's time to review the sentence pattern we used in the introduction of your "pro" country report:

This time, think of three reasons why you hate to visit your grandma's house (or any other place that you hate to visit).

Each reason should be a complete clause, like this:

Now combine those three clauses into a compound sentence. Put a semi-colon between the first two clauses, and use "comma and" to join the second and third clause. Your sentence should now look something like this.

Here is another example. This sentence explains why I hate San Francisco:

Heads Up!

Don't forget this sentence pattern! We're going to use it in introduction of your essay.

Lesson Steps


Open up your writing portfolio, and go to

  • Writing Exercise #3



Think of a place that you hate to visit.

Using the pattern described in this lesson, write a sentence that explains why you hate to go there.

3 Congratulations! You're done with this lesson.

Instructions for the Quiz

Submit the sentences that you wrote in this lesson.