Adult Writing, Mod 1, Week 2

ESL writing for adults

Writing Skill #1

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • explain why the first sentence of a text is so important
  • list 3 features of a good first sentence
  • create your own first sentences


Here are some first sentences from movie reviews.

Exercise 1

Here is a drill.

Look at the pictures. Write one interesting sentence per picture.

Here are the pictures.

Exercise 2

Write a creative story.

The teaching objective is to demonstrate an ability to write an interesting creative story that links the body content with the first sentence.

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