Intermediate Level Writing in English
Sentence Patterns - Basic English Sentence Patterns
This guide to sentence patterns discusses the six basic forms that English sentences commonly take. Each form is explained, and examples are given to help with understanding.
This guide to text organization for English learners provides in detail information on how to effectively organize your texts to help get your point across to your audience.
He Said She Said
It's common to use 'he said she said' in reported speech, but it can become boring after time. This resource focuses on providing vocal verbs and adverbs to improve writing skills and substitute 'he said she said'.
Writing About Cities
This lesson focuses on learning how to write descriptions about your favorite cities. The exercise provides tips to remember when writing about your favorite cities.
Persuasive Arguments For and Against
This lesson focuses on learning how to write arguments for and against something. The exercise provides tips to remember when writing persuasive arguments.
Exploding Texts - Creative Writing and Grammar Exercise for ESL Classes
Exploding texts takes short texts and 'explodes' them by adding longer modifiers, dependent clauses, etc. to help students improve their creative writing and grammar skills in English.
How to Spell Noun Plurals
Spelling for English Students and ESL EFL TESOL TEFL Classes - How to Spell Noun Plurals
How to Spell Verb Forms
Spelling for English Students and ESL EFL TESOL TEFL Classes - How to Spell Verb Forms
How to Use a Dictionary Well
How to Use a Dictionary Well - advice on using the dictionary including understanding alphabetical order
Differences Between British and American Spelling
Spelling for English Students and ESL EFL TESOL TEFL Classes - Differences Between British and American Spellings
Dividing a Word When Writing or Typing
Spelling for English Students and ESL EFL TESOL TEFL Classes - Dividing a Word When Writing or Typing
Parallelism - Parallel Structure
Parallel structure explained in easy English for intermediate level English learners such as ESL and EFL classes.
A guide to basic paragraph construction for use in English as a second language classes focusing on the main components of standard paragraphs.
Dictionary Review - Babylon - translation @ a click
Review of Babylon Translation @ a Click Dictionary by the guide to English as a 2nd Language at about.com. This review focuses on the strength of Babylon for ESL learners.
Sentence Type Basics for English Learners
Sentence type basics for English learners includes a description and examples of each of the basic sentence types as well as an explanation of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
Complex Sentence Writing
Combine simple sentences to make complex sentence to practice your writing skills.
Creative Writing - Modifying Words and Phrases
There are a number of words and phrases that can help express your opinion. These words and phrases are common in creative writing, writing reports, and other types of writing intended to persuade.
Definite and Indefinite Article English Grammar Review Quiz
Take this 30 question quiz and try to beat the clock!
Descriptive paragraphs are often used to describe what a person looks and acts like. Read this example descriptive paragraph, notice how descriptive paragraphs are arranged by putting together all the sentences about the same thing.
How to Write a Business Email
Examples and discussion of how to write a business email and other important company documents.
How to Write a Business Letter
The basics for most business letters are the same. Use this guide to help you write an effective business letter.
How to Write a Business Memo
Examples and discussion of how to write a business memo and other important company documents.
How to Write a Business Report
Examples and discussion of how to write a business report and other important company documents.
How to Write a Resume
Writing a Resume - curriculum vitae or CV - in English can be quite different than in your native tongue. This "how to" helps you develop a standard English resume.
How to Write an Essay
A simple essay follows the same basic structure for most essay writing.
Narrative Paragraph Writing II
Narrative paragraphs are often used to describe our routines. Read this example narrative paragraph, notice how words like 'sometimes, often, etc.' are used to say often something happens.
Narrative Paragraphs I
Narrative paragraphs are often used to describe what a person does over a period of time. Use these exercises to help you improve your narrative paragraph writing skills.
Short Writing Assignments
Ready to go short writing assignments for beginning level English learners. Toics include studies, hobbies, travel, likes and dislikes, application forms, brief job descriptions, recipes, etc.
Connecting language includes words and phrases that help connect ideas, subjects and objects within sentences as well as between sentences. This quick guide to connecting language focuses on coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions and relative pronouns.