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Essay Writing

Task 1:in pairs discuss your experience of essay writing and then watch the Youtube ‘how to write an essay’.  


Task 2: What are the main stages of essay writing process?


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Task 3: choose one of the essays and brief each other of how to write an essay following a particular type of essay.

p09-1 narrative essays

p09-2 informative essays

 p09-3 descriptive essays

p09-4 argumentative essays

Task 4: in pairs think of a topic you are interested in and follow the seven steps of writing essay. Your essay should have the following:

  1. A title
  2. A plan

Explain for other colleagues why you choose this topic and what type of writing you will use to cover your essay questions.

Task 5: read some examples of essay writing.

Good Examples of essay writing


Task 6: Judging writing 

 This activity helps to you judge and mark other people’s work to help you understand what you should be aiming for in your own writing. 

Read the essays by ‘philip’ and ‘Hansa’ and answer the following questions:

  1. As you read, mark any places you have any difficulty understanding the main idea of the text and write any other thoughts that come to you in the margins.
  2. When you get to the end of the essays, take a sheet of paper and write two headings: ‘Strengths’ and ‘Weaknesses’. Note down the good things about Philip’s essay and the weak points. Then do the same for Hansa’s.
  3. Do you think that one of the essays is better than the other? (Can they be good in different ways?).
  4. Do you think that they are good essays or poor ones?
  5. Can you draw any general conclusions about the qualtities a good essay should have.





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