1. 关于叙事类的文章，能够在开头把人物、时间、事情和环境交代分明。如“A Trip to Huangshan(黄山之旅)”的开头能够是：Last month, my family went to Huangshan by train. It took us ten hours to get there. What a long and tiring journey! We were tired but the beautiful scenery excited us.
2. 关于阐述性的文章，能够在开头处先说明本人的观念，接着展开进一步的阐述。如“The Time and the Money(时间和金钱)” 的开头能够是：Most people say that money is more important than time. But I don’t think so. First, when money is used up, you can earn it back， but……
(永远无法遗忘), remember (记得)，unforgettable (难以忘怀的), exciting(令人冲动的)，surprising(令人诧异的), sad (难过的)……如“A Trip to Huangshan(黄山之旅)”的开头还以这样写：I will never forget my first trip to Huangshan. 或It was really an unforgettable experience I had.
在叙事类或阐述性的文章中，都可采用疑问型开头，这样既能够吸收阅卷者的留意又容易抓住中心。如“Planting Trees(种树)”的开头能够是：Have you ever planted trees? Don’t you think planting trees is ……
再如“Traveling Abroad(出国之旅)”的开头能够是：If you have an opportunity to travel abroad, why not consider Singapore?
在有的文章，特别是叙事类的文章中，能够采用倒叙的写作手法，先写出事情的结果，再陈说过程。如“Catching Thieves (捉贼)”的开头能够这样写：I lay in bed in the hospital. I smiled at my friends even though my legs hurt. Do you want to know what happened to me? Let me tell you. It’s a … story.