Quick Writing Ideas

ESL students and teachers sometimes need a quick, simple idea to start a writing project. Not a big essay. But a small prompt to get writing into action.

Here are three great ideas. I found them on a website. Here is the link. The site has lots of good writing ideas.

Writing Prompt 1. Visualization

Think about a place.  Maybe your favorite room. Living, kitchen, bathroom, workshop. Describe the room in great detail. The size, shape, color. The things in the room. What’s on the wall? What’s under the bed? What does it smell like?

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ESL Writing Quiz

Are writing tests hard for ESL students? Test your writing skills with this quiz.

Here is a quiz which my English students completed in our university ESL writing class.

The writing quiz has three types of questions to test their knowledge of the material we studied during the lessons and ability to:

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ESL Writing – Breakfast List

 

ESL WRITING LESSON ABOUT FOOD

Here is a quick writing assignment.

The purpose of this 5 minute lesson is to active the students’ memory of common words, review countable and non-countable nouns and stimulate creative thinking. Oh, one more thing. Let’s have some fun by watching a really interesting short video.

The Writing Lesson

Watch the video which was produced by Bruton Strouble Studios.

In three minutes, make a list of the breakfast food and drinks you see on the table. Don’t forget to add countable nouns when needed.

My list has 16 different kinds of food and drink. How many can you get?

Learn Writing Style

journey
Life is a journey, isn’t it?

How can ESL students learn to write with style? A great question for teachers. But, what is style?

In this English writing lesson, ESL students can learn one way to write better paragraphs. It’s not about grammar rules. Style is about writing a paragraph that looks good. When you learn three basic writing traits, you’ll be able to write stylish paragraphs.

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