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.

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.

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?

English Writing Prompt | What Does a Secretary do?

A good secretary makes sure everything is done and everyone is happy.
If you think about it, they DO A LOT!

Brainstorm a list of everything a secretary (or office assistant) does?

How many things did you write down?

English Writing Prompt | Things to Tell a Babysitter

A babysitter is a person that comes to your house and watches your children while you go out for a few hours.

Brainstorm a list of things you should tell the babysitter before you leave them alone with your children.
What are things that she/he needs to know?

Want to write more?
Challenge: Write a story about a babysitter that does not know how to take care of kids.

Creative Writing in English| A Chicken that Talks a lot

Write a story about a chicken that talks a lot.

Questions to Help you Start Writing:
1. What language does the chicken speak?
2. Why is the chicken talking so much?
3. What important things does the chicken say?
4. Is the talking chicken in danger?
5. Does the talking chicken talk a lot because he is a lawyer? Doctor? Psychiatrist? Politician?
6. Where does the chicken live?
7. Do the other people animals listen to the chicken?
8. How can the other animals make the chicken stop talking?
9. How much does he talk every day? How many hours? Minutes?
10. Does the chicken have a sexy voice? A shrill voice? A deep voice?

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