Are you ready for the LRN Exam?

Are you ready for the LRN Exam?

LRN Sample papers  – Free Download HERE


Types of Essays  – Free Download HERE

There are different kinds of essays. The following are some of the most common ones you will be asked to write :
· Descriptive
· Cause and Effect
· Compare and Contrast
· Argumentative
· Problem-Solution

Make sure your essay has the proper structure.


Background information
Thesis statement

1st Main Body Paragraph
First supporting idea
Linking Phrase, Topic Sentence: the main theme of the paragraph
Supportive ideas or examples

2nd Main Body Paragraph
Second supportive idea
Linking Phrase, Topic Sentence: the main theme of the paragraph
Supportive ideas or examples


Linking Phrase, a Summary of the key points and/or an expression of Opinion



Introduction phrases
· It is a well-known fact that
· It is an undeniable fact that
· It is a common belief that
· It is common knowledge that
· There has been a great deal of heated debate about
· However,
· As I see it,
· It could be argued that
· While it might be true that
· Although this argument may be sound,
· It is generally agreed that

Giving personal opinions
· In my opinion,
· I believe that
· I think that
· Personally,
· The way I see it,
· From my point of view,
· My belief is that
· Although I am in two minds

Giving the pros and the cons
· To begin/start with,
· There are both advantages and disadvantages to
· Although there are serious drawbacks/disadvantages,
· On the one hand, /On the other hand,
· By contrast, /On the contrary,
· However, /Nevertheless
· The other side of the coin, however, is that
· Another way of looking at this question is to
· Some may be in favour of
· Others, however, would argue that
· Opinions are sharply divided over this issue.
· There is no doubt that
· In spite of
· Despite the fact that
· Unfortunately,

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Vocabulary Chunks – Crime

Vocabulary Chunks – Crime

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Vocabulary chunks on the topic of CRIME 

Commit serious offences

Serve a sentence

Political prisoner

Young offenders

Juvenile crime – crime relating to young persons

Obey the law

The fight against crime

Breaks into a house

Steals your car

A person steals something – but robs someone or an institution (bank)

Tackle crime / combat crime

The crime rate has increased

Petty crime

A new law has been introduced / passed

The police enforce the law

Forbids/ prohibits smoking in public places

These regulations/ rules apply to all

Appear in court

Go on trial

Be severely punished

Pay a heavy fine

Face the death penalty

Suffer the consequences


They must also prevent crime and make communities safer

There should be an increase in the number of police officers on the streets

They should be involved with education and prevention

Fines are used as punishment for minor crimes

If the crime is more serious, prison is the most common punishment

Some criminals pose a threat to society

Another aim of prisons is rehabilitation

Prisoners receive education of vocational training

Rehabilitation aims to make them better citizens

Rehabilitated prisoners are less likely to re-offend

Community service is a way to reform offenders

It could be a solution to prison overcrowding

It avoids the cost of imprisonment

It makes offenders useful in their local communities

They are required to clean streets or talk to school groups

Offenders repay their community

They avoid the negative influence that prison can have

The media report crime stories in order to increase their audience

Crime rates are not necessarily reduced

Supporters say that capital punishment deters crime

Executing prisoners creates a violent culture and encourages revenge

We have no right to take another human life

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Useful Collocations on the topic of Crime can be found HERE 


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