II. ELABORATORS: The second sentence of the introductory paragraph, this statement is closely related to and explains the opener, generally by giving either
a. Some reasons for the situation expressed in the opener
Nowadays, being an effective parent can be difficult. As a parent, you must constantly worry about the many negative influences and dangers that are present.
b. Or more information about the topic
In the last five years, we have seen an increase in the number of marriages and a decline in the number of divorces. In fact, the divorce rate is the lowest it has been since 1979.
Add elaborators to the openers below.
1. How to Meet New People/topic
When I first moved to Miami, I didn’t know anyone except my immediate family.
2. How to Be an Effective Parent
Most people will tell you that one of the most difficult jobs in the world is being a parent.
3. How to Have a Successful Marriage
Getting married is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make.
4. How to Reduce Stress
Because of our hectic lifestyles, almost everyone today is affected by stress.
5. How to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
Good English speaking skills can be a tremendous asset.