ESL Writing Lesson – Country Profile

This ESL writing worksheet teaches English students how to write a profile of one country. There are three important tasks in this writing lesson.

  1. Learn the vocabulary used to describe a country by completing the worksheet.
  2. Choose a country for your report. Go to the web and research your country.
  3. Write a one page report using the same ideas and vocabulary.

Here is the worksheet we will use for this writing lesson.

ESL Research Resources

You can save a lot of research time by going to the CIA Word Factbook website. Choose a country and then find your information.

Note: every student in the class must choose a different country.

Report Format

Your final report should be about one country. You will give me that report one week later. There are two key points for this writing assignment.

I want you to show me that you learned and understand the ideas we talked about in class about paragraph style and sentences.

  • First, the paragraphs in your report will have a good topic sentence, good organization and unity.
  • Second, you will use the writing tools which we studied in class.
  • Third, you will write the report in your words. Please do not copy and paste words and sentences from the website. This is really important. I want you to write your ideas. If you copy other people’s work, I will know. And you will get a zero.

Your grade will be based on these three report format parts.

Learn Writing Style

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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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Student Writing – Homework

ESL students learn English writing by completing composition homework. This assignment asked my English students to write a paragraphs using the writing lessons and grammar rules we studied in class.

These English writing lessons included: articles, apostrophes, adjectives, prepositions, prepositional phrases, gerunds and conjunctions.

How to read the comments. My comments are highlighted in yellow.

  • I added a suggestion to the student’s writing. You can see that comment by putting your mouse over the yellow box. These comments have a little memo pad above the yellow box.
  • I highlighted a word or phrase because there was a spelling mistake. In these cases, there is no comment or memo icon.

Here are some more examples of student wrting: