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Writing exercises to do at home & bring to class or send in...

Use our forum (check out the TP Forum) and our blogs (see Projects) to practice writing! It's free ;)

point Use the Writing Workshop to learn about writers and write a piece yourself!
point Become a Writer Workshop worddoc (17 pages) by michelle (Intermediate students)
point Classroom Diary

Classifieds - writing in response to newspaper ads
point Classified Ads - Help Wanted 1 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Jobs 1 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Medical Research Directory 7 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Medical Research Directory 6 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Medical Research Directory 5 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Medical Research Directory 4 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Medical Research Directory 3 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Medical Research Directory 2 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Medical Research Directory 1 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Business Services Directory 1 - Boston, by Rubén (ex Y3 2007)
point Classified Ads - Dating 1

Special activities...
point Fill in a questionnaire and... Write a Story! (a game)
point Collective Writing External Link a script for the collective creation of stories

Practicing Language Awareness while writing
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Describing people and writing a terror story: using Frankenstein!
point Writing stories: using pasts and then presents External Link
point Write a story in the past External Link

point Surf this wonderful page External Link - you'll learn a lot about language and writing!
point Practice with pronouns (reference) Improve your ability with Pronouns. What do they stand for?! (Reference). Rewrite a mysterious story and solve the mysteries!
point Telling a story changing the subject! External Link
point Take this test on -ed endings! External Link
point Practice your -s! External Link
point Practice identifying the tenses!! exercise 1 exercise 2 External Link
point Subject-Verb agreement in the present tenses External Link
point Subject-Verb agreement with was/were External Link
point There is, there are, there were External Link
point Pronouns: subject and object form External Link

Practicing awareness of Types of Texts & Writing Strategies
point Describe your room! External Link
point Write your opinion about a news item External Link

point Do this exercise: Transactional Letter - invitations external link (From Transac. Letters - Asking for Info)
point Brainstorming for Reasons - Practice Writing/Speaking
point F
or Gathering Ideas & Outlines, check out How to Learn: to write/speak/think * Learning about point of view and developing creativity!
point Practice textual structure (at the moment, only: news items, argumentative texts).
point Identify the theme: There's a Man Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella, by F. Sorrentino (a short story).

point Beginnings and Endings. Use sample opening sentences and closing sentences to write an explanatory or descriptive text! See also, theory
point Writing Paragraphs (useful for Descriptive, Narrative, Discursive/Explanatory Texts)
point Write a terror story! (For more on Writing stories, see all the links here)

point Proofreading Practice or Spot the Mistake!
point The world of newspapers
point Summarize texts: So You Wanna Clean Your Apartment? (an instructional text).
point Read about the Europasses 1 - 2 - 3 and fill in the forms!

Europass CV and Language Passport external link

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The Writing Lab External Link (OWL)