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lesson bookUNIT 1 — Lesson 3
Concluding Paragraphs (Conclusion)

 
 

Question marks2. Question

Asking readers a question about the topic also engages them and leaves them with more to think about. You can conclude an essay with one significant question, or you can ask a few questions. This conclusion, for an essay about how coffee has become a part of Canadian culture, asks readers a number of questions.

Example

So there we have it, the new coffee culture. Whatever did we do before these gourmet coffee shops came along? How did we survive on generic convenience store coffee with no cinnamon? Where did the Escapees, the Cool Coffee Drinkers and the Starving Students go when they wanted a break? And, more importantly, if a Canadian resident were to go overseas for five years starting today, what changes in the culture would he or she find upon return to Canada? What could be the next trend? Maybe, before long, we'll all be sipping tea and discussing the merits of Darjeeling over oolong with, naturally, a scone on the side.