ESL Writing

Useful Words and Phrases

"Would Rather"

In this ESL writing exercise, students practice writing sentences about their preferences using the phrase "would rather".

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Rewrite these sentences using “would rather”


1. I’ve had bad experiences with Western doctors, so I decided to go to a Chinese doctor.

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2. For summer vacation, I want to stay home rather than going on a trip.

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3. Marsha grew up on a farm, so she wants to live in the country instead of a city.

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4. I don’t want a dog for a pet. I want a cat instead.

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5. English is so hard! I want to study Chinese instead!

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6. Jim likes to cook at home rather than spending money at a restaurant.

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7. I have to choose an after-school activity. Many of my friends chose to play football, but I don’t like football, so I think I will play basketball instead.

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Now write two of your own sentences, using “would rather”

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2. _____________________________________________________________

 

 

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