ESL Creative Writing: Trip to the Beach

Pretend you are planning a day trip to the beach. Complete the following writing activities below.

1. Write a list of 15 things that you would pack to go to the beach.

2. Write Sentences:

I would pack a ________________ because __________.

I need a _______ at the beach ___________.

-I need a towel at the beach to dry off after swimming.
-I would pack a lunch because I will get hungry.

ESL Writing Activity: Christmas List

It is common for children in the United States to make a Christmas list or write a letter to Santa. On this list they write what different toys, books or other things they would like for Christmas. Kids give their Christmas lists to their parents, relative and even Santa Claus. 

Write a list of things that you would like to receive as a gift from others. 

Challenge: Write a paragraph about the best or worst gift you have ever received. Why was it so great or horrible? Who gave it to you? 

ESL Writing Activity: Stating Your Opinion

It is important to be able to express your opinion in English. Everyone has opinions; be it positive or negative. When learning English it is often difficult to think of the word to explain how you think or feel about something.  

Helpful Sentence Starters to Express Your Opinion: 

I prefer…
I think…
I feel…
I know…
The best ___________ is….
The worst ___________ is…
Everyone should…
The greatest part about…
The best part about…
You should…
Everyone should…
In my opinion…
__________ is better than ____________ because…
If you liked ____________ you really will like (love)….
__________ is my favorite because…
__________ is my least favorite because…
Here are some reasons why…

Today think of something that you like, dislike, or have a problem with. Please write a paragraph (or two) stating your opinion using some of the sentences starters above. 

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