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. 

ESL Writing Activity: Grocery Shopping and Food

1. Make a list of 20 different things that you typically buy when you go grocery shopping.

2. Write a sentence stating how often you eat or drink each item.

Examples:
I eat chicken every day.
I drink tea every morning when I wake up.
I eat pizza about once a week.
I eat cake only on special occasions like birthdays.

3. Make a list of food items that you never buy and why.

Examples:
I never buy fish because I don’t like to eat it.
I don’t buy sushi because it is expensive.
I never buy French fries because they are unhealthy.

ESL Writing Prompt: Wrestling an Alligator

Pretend you are on a walk through a swamp when you see an alligator coming at you. You don’t have time to run or hide. You need to wrestle the alligator and him who’s boss.

Write a creative story in English about wrestling an alligator.

Questions to help you write:
Who won?
How long did you wrestle him for?
Did you or the alligator get hurt?
Did you make it out of the swamp alive?
Did anyone show up and try to help you?
Was this your first time wrestling an alligator?

ESL Creative Writing: Write a Scary Story about Halloween

Halloween is celebrated in the United States on October 31st.
Try writing a scary story about Halloween.

Some words you could include in your story:

monster

haunted

spell

witch

mummy

trick

spiders

pumpkins

chase

hide

costume

mystery

fog

dark

black cat

cobwebs

spooky

scary

candy

potion

 

Have fun writing and have a happy Halloween!

ESL Creative Writing: What Farm Animals Would Say

 

Imagine that you went to a farm and the animals could talk. What would they tell you about their life? 

Farm Animals: 
Horse
Cow
Chicken
Hen
Rooster
Donkey
Pig
Cat
Dog
Sheep
Mule

Be creative. What would the animals tell you about their everyday life? Do they enjoy living there? What is their favorite part about living on a farm? How long have they lived there? What don’t they like about living on a farm? What would they change about living on the farm? Etc.

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