Oh the introduction, and when do I put the examples.. and what about the explanation.. and oh my God the conclusion, what to write there?!

An ESSAY is just like a great, big, fat, juicy HAMBURGER!


The BUNS are the introduction and the conclusion. Basically the same.(What will I write about AND What did I write about)


The DRESSING are the FACTS and the EXAMPLES.


Once you draw this HAMBURGER on the blackboard they remember the scheme forever! :))

On the other hand, the PARAGRAPH is just like a big flashy TRAFFIC LIGHT upside down!

GREEN LIGHT - GO! - write the topic sentence

YELLOW LIGHT - SLOW DOWN! - give reasons, facts, why?

RED LIGHT - STOP! - give examples

BO BACK! - concluding with topic sentence


Happy driving, just don´t get the ketchup on your lap! :)


You made me laugh - the post is so funny!! I've been trying to explain this to a bunch of girls and it just hasn't worked... I'll try it this way. Thank's for sharing!!!

Try it, this way my kids understood it at once :) they like sandwiches too much it seems :)thanx for the nice response dxplorer! ;)

Hi singerina,Enjoyed your post and thought other teachers would also like to follow your recipe for making essay writing more appetising to students, so I've just posted a link to this on the TeachingEnglish facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil/posts/1012001500... if you'd like to check there for comments.Please feel free to post on the page whenever you have anything you'd like to share.Best,Ann

I have just checked it out! So glad you liked the recipe and thank you for mentioning it on the Facebook page! I liked the page and I am going to participate whenever I find something interesting to say :)

A pupil of mine joked that he likes eating sandwiches without the top bun.(the introduction)Well, this hamburger you should eat this way! :))

Hi Singerina
I've reattributed your name to this blog post - do you know which other posts are yours and need to be reattributed?

It is really a great . We have to take education from online tutoring as well.

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