ESL Writing Fall 2018 Y1 W4

It’s week 4 of the semester. It’s also a short week because of the long holiday.

Hours 1 and 2

The plan for this class is simple.

Part 1 Create

Complete the first draft of your “Hero’s Journey” story. We started this last week.

Here is a brief summary:

  • use the basic hero’s journey format
  • add a new layer to the story by using from your cultural, historical or personal background
  • create a new story idea


Part 2 Rewrite

If you have finished a first draft of the hero’s journey, and have nothing to do, re-write the next draft of previous work:

  • #1 a creative story with a great first sentence
  • #2 a story by adding details and emotions to the coffee shop outline

Part 3 New Stuff

Really have nothing to do? Try some more editing.

Read the editing questions below. Click here to read the questions on a MS Word file and see the answers.

Paragraph Editing Exercises

Edit A

Here are three short paragraphs. Find the mistakes (mostly punctuation and spelling, about 10 mistakes per paragraph) and rewrite the paragraph. The answers are below.

Part 1

January 21, 1976 was an historic day. One that day, two supersonic Concorde aircraft made there first flights one took of from London and the other from paris. Later that year, the first Concorde flew to New York. The flight from London to New York took about three ours. Other planes took twice the time to make that flight! The fleet of Concorde’s was retierd in 2003. Over the years, the planes had carryed more then 2.5 million passengers.

Part 2

Do you know wear the longest rode on Earth can be found. The Pan-American Highway begins in alaska. It passes through Canada United States and Mexico. Than it continues down the West coast of South America all the way to the Chile. Altogether, the highway passes through 12 countrys. It passes through jungles and mountains the road is about 16,000 miles long.


Edit B

Add the Articles: Add the correct definite (the) or indefinite (a/an) article or nothing.

Part 1

Once upon ______ time, there was ______ shepherd boy who was sitting on ______ hillside watching  ______ village sheep. However, he was bored, so he decided to play ______ trick on ______  villagers. He screamed at ______ top of his voice, “Wolf! Wolf! ______ wolf is chasing  sheep!”

The villagers came running up ______ hill as fast as they could to help ______ boy. But when they arrived, they couldn’t see ______ wolf.  ______ boy laughed his head off, when he saw their angry faces. “Don’t cry ‘wolf’,” said ______ villagers, “when there is no wolf!” And off they went back down  ______ hill. ______ young boy, who thought this was ______  great game, decided to do ______  same thing again  ______ couple of days later.


Part 2

He cried out, “Wolf! Wolf!  ______ wolf is chasing  sheep!” To his delight, he watched ______  villagers run up ______  hill to help him. When ______  villagers saw that there was no wolf they said, in ______  very unfriendly voice, “Don’t cry ‘wolf’ when there is NO wolf!” But ______  boy just smiled and watched them go grumbling down ______  hill yet again.

Later, he saw ______  real wolf, which was prowling about his flock. Frightened, he leaped to his feet and screamed as loudly as he could, “Wolf! Wolf!” ______  villagers heard him calling for help, but they thought it was just another one of his tricks, and so they ignored him.




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