To write an effective long paragraph or essay, you must begin with a solid five-sentence paragraph. Expanding it into an extended paragraph is a matter of adding details and an example to the sentences you've already written.
If you're writing about the food, you might want to talk about the types of restaurants. If you're writing about the watersports, you might mention jet skiing, scuba diving, surfing and water
After elaborating, you need to write a specific example. Again, finding specific examples is another problem students have in writing essays. Specific means one, and you need to discuss one time, one place, one event. If you're writing about food, it might be a restaurant you went to one time where you tried something you'd never had before.
If you're writing about a resort, you might write about the first time you rode a horse or went jet skiing. If you're writing about the negative effects of video games, you might write about a brother or a friend whose addiction to video games caused a problem, like falling grades.
Example of Extended Paragraph
Type your topic sentence here. Be sure to limit it by articulating three results.