Learn English Writing, Basic Class: Week 9

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Last week the ESL students had a mid-term exam. Let’s review some of the questions and answers to help them learn English writing.

Part 1. Read the paragraph. The paragraph has 10 mistakes. Circle the mistakes then rewrite the paragraph.

my sisters home on Jefferson Street is terrably noisey every five minutes or so a monster jet takes off from the nearby airport and its screeching makes everyone quiet until it has passes. Then their is the noise from the heavy traffic in front of the house last is the noise from the bulldozing for the new apartment complex in back of my sisters house. My sisters home is a noisy place.

My sister‘s home on Jefferson Street is terribly noisy. Every five minutes or so a monster jet takes off from the nearby airport and its screeching makes everyone quiet until it has passed. Then there is the noise from the heavy traffic in front of the house. Last is the noise from the bulldozing for the new apartment complex in back of my sister‘s house. My sister‘s home is a noisy place.

Part 2. Each question has choppy sentences. Join the sentences to make one or two new sentences.

  • I like dogs. Dogs make good pets. Dogs are friendly and loyal.
  • I like dogs because they friendly and loyal. They make good pets.
  • Vegetables are good for you. Vegetables taste good. Vegetables are easy to prepare.
  • Vegetables are good for you. They taste good and are easy to prepare.

 

Part 3. Read the passage. Rewrite the paragraph by fixing the run-on sentences.

The first dog I had after graduating from college was named Fred and he was a great dog and he loved to play ball and get a bath but he also used to chew my shoes and plants when he was a puppy that made me very angry.

The first dog I had after graduating from college was named Fred. He was a great dog. He loved to play ball and get a bath but he also used to chew my shoes and plants when he was a puppy. That made me very angry.

Part 8. Read the paragraph and fill in the blanks with the correct article (a, an, the) or nothing. If you want to answer nothing, write an X in the blank.

I am from Winchester. Winchester is _____ city in _____ England. I live in _____ town called _____ Taunton which is near _____ river. I live in _____ house on _____ quiet street in _____ countryside. _____ street is called Hudson Street and _____ house is old – more than 100 years old! I am _____ English teacher at _____ college near _____ centre of _____ town. I like _____ books, _____ music and _____ taking photographs. I usually have _____ lunch at college. I usually go _____ home by _____ car. We have all kinds of food in _____ England. I like _____ Polish food very much. Sometimes, I go to _____ Polish restaurant in London. _____ restaurant is called Magda’s. _____ Polish food is delicious!

 

I am from Winchester. Winchester is a city in x England. I live in a town called x  Taunton which is near a/the river. I live in a house on a quiet street in the countryside. The street is called Hudson Street and the house is old – more than 100 years old! I am an English teacher at a college near the centre of x town. I like x books, x music and x taking photographs. I usually have x lunch at college. I usually go x home by x car. We have all kinds of food in x England. I like x Polish food very much. Sometimes, I go to a Polish restaurant in London. The restaurant is called Magda’s. x Polish food is delicious!

 

 

 

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