ESL Writing Exercises

 

Beginner Writing Lessons

UNIT 1

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ESL Writing Exercise - Sample Essay: "My Hobby" - Introductory sample essay that students can reference later when writing their own essays

ESL Writing Exercise - Sentence Pattern: Start/stop verb+ing - Practice adding "ing" to verbs after "start/stop/quit/begin"

ESL Writing Exercise - Grammar: Past Tense - Simple introduction to past tense verbs

ESL Writing Exercise - Error Correction Worksheet - Correct the errors in this sample "My Hobby" essay

ESL Writing Exercise - Assignment: "My Hobby" - Use the grammar and sentence patterns from Unit 1 to write an essay titled "My Hobby"

 

UNIT 2

ESL Writing Exercise - Sample Essay: "A Funny Story" - Introductory sample essay that students can reference later when writing their own essays

ESL Writing Exercise - Past Tense Error Correction Worksheet - Review of past tense; rewrite the paragraph and correct the past tense errors

ESL Writing Exercise - Indention and Quotations - Teaches students to indent new paragraphs and use quotation marks correctly

ESL Writing Exercise - Indentions and Quotations: Error Correction Worksheet - Identify and correct the mistakes in the paragraph

 

ESL Writing Exercise - Writing Assignment: "A Funny Story" - Students use the grammar and sentence patterns from Unit 2 to write an essay titled "A Funny Story"

 

UNIT 3

ESL Writing Exercise - Sample Essay: "My Favorite Place" - Introductory sample essay that students can reference later when writing their own essays

ESL Writing Exercise - Sentence Pattern: Although / Even though - Introduction to "although" and "even though", with sample sentences and practice exercises

ESL Writing Exercise - Sentence Pattern: not...at all - Introduction to the sentence pattern "(not)...at all", with sample sentences and practice exercises

ESL Writing Exercise - Error Correction Worksheet - Identify and correct the mistakes in the paragraph

ESL Writing Exercise - Writing Assignment: "My Favorite Place" - Students use the grammar and sentence patterns from Unit 3 to write an essay titled "My Favorite Place"

 

 
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Intermediate/Advanced Writing Lessons
Writing a Formal Paragraph

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ESL Writing Exercise - Topic Sentences (Introduction) - Introduction to topic sentences and their function in a formal paragraph

ESL Writing Exercise - Introduction to Similes and Metaphors - Using similes and metaphors to write interesting topic sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Similes and Metaphors Review - Practice describing people and things using similes and metaphors

ESL Writing Exercise - Topic Sentences (Review) - Practice writing topic sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - The Body of a Paragraph (Introduction) - Introduction to the body of a paragraph and the information that should be contained therein

ESL Writing Exercise - The Body of a Paragraph (Review) - Practice thinking of information to use in the body of a paragraph

ESL Writing Exercise - Concluding Sentences (Introduction) - Introduction to concluding sentences and their function in a paragraph

ESL Writing Exercise - Concluding Sentences (Review) - Practice writing concluding sentences

 

 

Punctuation and Conjunctions

ESL Writing Exercise - Sentence Fragments and Complete Sentences - Introduction to sentence fragments and a review exercise to practice identifying them

ESL Writing Exercise - Run-on Sentences - Worksheet to practice correcting run-on sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Comma Splices and Conjunctions - Worksheet to practice using conjunctions correctly to fix comma splices

ESL Writing Exercise - Commas and Conjunctions ("and") - Explanation of how to correctly use commas with the conjunction "and"

ESL Writing Exercise - Semi-colons - Introduction to this often baffling piece of punctuation, with a review exercise

 

Transitions and Connectors

ESL Writing Exericse - In addition / Additionally / Moreover / Furthermore / Plus / ...as well - Introduction to these commonly used transitions, with several sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - In addition / Additionally / Moreover / Furthermore / Plus / ...as well - Review worksheet to practice writing sentences with these transitions

ESL Writing Exercise - However / Nevertheless / Still / Despite that / Nonetheless / Even so - Introduction to these commonly used transitions, with several sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - However / Nevertheless / Still / Despite that / Nonetheless / Even so- Review worksheet to practice writing sentences with these transitions

ESL Writnig Exercise - Therefore / Consequently / As a result / Thus / For this Reason - Introduction to these commonly used transitions, with several sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Therefore / Consequently / As a result / Thus / For this Reason - Review worksheet to practice writing sentences with these transitions

ESL Writing Exercise - Review of these Transitions and Connectors - Review worksheet to practice using all of the transition words above

 

More Transitions and Connectors

ESL Writing Exercise - Although / Even though - Introduction to these commonly used transitions, with several sample sentences and review exercises

ESL Writing Exercise - Though - Introduction to "though" and it's various uses in a sentence

ESL Writing Exercise - Despite / In spite of - Introduction to these commonly used transitions, with sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Despite / In spite of - Review worksheet to practice writing sentences with these words

ESL Writing Exercise - Despite vs. Although - Explanation of how to use these similar transition words, with several sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Despite vs. Although - Review worksheet to practice using "despite" and "although" correctly

 

 

ESL Writing Exercise - Because vs. Because of - Explanation of how to use these similar transition words correctly, with several sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Because of vs. Despite - Worksheet to practice using these transitions, which have nearly opposite meanings

ESL Writing Exercise - Regardless of - Introduction to this commonly used transition, with several sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Regardless of / No matter - Review worksheet to practice using these transitions correctly, including an explanation of "embedded questions".

 

 

 

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Additional ESL/EFL Writing Worksheets, Activities, and Ideas:
 

 
 
 
Useful Phrases and Sentence Patterns
These handouts and worksheets contain clear explanations of complex English phrases and sentence patterns, plus review worksheets. Great supplements for intermediate or advanced ESL classes.
 

ESL Writing Exercise - Instead of / Rather than - Handout explaining how to use these phrases, with sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Instead of / Rather than - Review - Worksheet to practice using "instead of" and "rather than" correctly

ESL Writing Exercise - Instead - Worksheet reviewing different ways to use the word "instead" in a sentence

ESL Writing Exercise - Would rather - Handout explaining how to use "would rather", with sample sentences

ESL Writing Exercise - Would rather - Worksheet to practice using "would rather" correctly

ESL Writing Exercise - Prefer - Worksheet to practice using "prefer" correctly

 

More sentence patterns and phrases (in no particular order):

takes

lasts

refers to

vary / varies from __ to __

even if

that which / those who

as well as

Just because [A] doesn't mean that [B]

If it weren't for [A], then I never would have [B]

If I hadn't [A] then I wouldn't have [B]

I wish I had / I should have

Found myself

(Currently) in the process of


 

 

 

 
Writing Activities
Putting pen to paper doesn't always have to be boring. Here are some activities and game-like things to make writing a bit more enjoyable.

Interactive Stories - Students collaborate to write each others' stories.

The Lying Game - Guess which statements are true and which statements are lies!

Idiom Worksheets - Give advice using idioms. Less a "game" than an "assigment," though the idioms tend to make things a little more interesting.

Explain the Idiom - Try to guess what the idioms mean, and use them in a dialogue.

 
 
 
Writing Scenarios
These are long-term writing assignments in which students create a character and write a story over several weeks using the information in the outlines.
 
The Homestay - You're living in another country with  a host family. What happens when you start to adapt to life in a new culture? (10-part writing assignment) Life as a Pet - This story is connected with "The Homestay." You are the family's pet. What was your life like before the family adopted you? What is it like living with this family in this strange, new place? (6-part writing assignment)
 
 
 
 
 
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