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  • 1. Writing Activities for the Junior-Intermediate levels Suggested topics for Writing Vocabulary exercises Language reasoning activities© 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 2. Our Writing exercises for Junior-Intermediate levels encourage and improvewriting skills at Grades 5-7.These worksheets can also help students of English as a Second Language withwriting composition.This set of Writing worksheets includes: Vocabulary building CLOZE exercises for similes CLOZE exercises for synonyms Ideas for Writing Step-by-step composing More descriptive writing Combining sentences 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 3. VocabularyFill in the blanks with the appropriate words:A. The farmer emerged through the smoke, his face covered in soot. He heard thesound of horses _______________. It was Windy, his horse, and her newborn baby insidethe farmhouse, which, because of the flames, was as hot as ______________. He began to run back into the burning building, when the door-frame split with asound like the crack of a ______________. He was thrown to the ground, his heartbeating like a ___________. Luckily, he wasn’t hurt. He fought his way through theflames and smoke, and then spied the horse standing beside her ____________, a creatureas gentle as a _____________ and as _______________ as a mouse. They were standingnear an open window. The flames were getting closer but the horse stood as_______________ as a rock, trying to protect her little one. The farmer grabbed the bridle and carefully led both horses to safety, the babyfollowing its mother. She had been as brave as a _____________.B. “You have been as _____________ as a bee this term!” my mother exclaimed. “Ihope that this year you have done better at school.” “I have! I got an A on my last project. I’m as proud as a ________________ andas happy as a ______________.” “You’ve worked very hard this year, but you’ve been as noisy as_______________ and as grumpy as _________________! I’m concerned about you.” “You know, Mom, I’ve been as _______________ as gold this past year. I didn’tget involved with a _______________ of thieves or anything like that.” “Yes, dear, but what about that ______________ of sailors you ran off with. Orthe _______________ of wolves you used to live with?” “Okay, you’re right. I promise that from now on things will be as _____________as the grave around here.” 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 4. Similar Meanings (Synonyms)For the underlined word(s), write a word similar in meaning: Our goal was to reach the top (________________) of the mountain beforenightfall, otherwise we would have to camp in dangerous territory. As we climbed up(____________________) the mountainside, we could see evidence of something large(____________________) having passed by. The branches of trees had been broken offand lay scattered on the ground. A terracotta container, round (__________________) inshape, lay tipped on its side, with its contents spilling onto the soft earth, leaving theimpression that it had been left (______________________) by whoever had beencarrying it. We were astonished (______________________) to see that the vessel containeda collection of berries and roots. Even more amazing (__________________) was findingthe remains of a small campfire. Could it have been left by the beast(_____________________) known as the Yeti? At this altitude, it seemed to makeperfect sense, as no humans were known to live in (__________________) these parts. As we inspected the vessel and the fire, one of our group suddenly whisperedloudly, “Look!” and pointed up the mountain. We all turned and stared(_________________) in the direction she had pointed. A strange sight greeted us.Further up the mountain, where the snow had not melted, were freshly-made tracks of ananimal with extremely large feet. We hastened (___________________) towards thespot, bursting with excitement. Just then, a violent wind started up …. which had theeffect of wiping out all the tracks. 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 5. The Rat who saved the World Plot CharactersWhat will the story be about? Names Characteristics Appearance Setting ActionWhere will the story take place? What events will take place? Beginning MiddleWhat happens here? And here? EndAnd here? 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 6. If You Could Live Anywhere Else... Where in the world would you live? Why would you like to live there?How would you get there? What is the weather like there?What is the best thing about living there? How is it different from where you live now?Why would you miss the place where you now live? 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 7. Write this story either as fact or as fiction. A day in the life of a beeWhat does the bee do during the day? Where does it do these things?How does it do these things? Why does it do these things? 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 8. The importance of technology in our lives. What are some examples of technology in our everyday lives?What are some advantages to having this technology? What are some disadvantages to using technology? Conclusion2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 9. RainIt has been raining all day. It is dark and wet, but you don’t mind therain. You notice lots of things while you’re walking. You notice how rainchanges the way things appear. Walking in the rain also gives you achance to think about things.1. What things do you notice while walking in the rain?2. What effect does the rain have on things (nature, houses, people, etc.)?3. What do you think about as you’re walking in the rain? 1. 2. 3. 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 10. DescriptionsWrite a short paragraph describing each creature:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 11. A Story you have read Write a short paragraph describing the main character – what s/he is, what s/he was, what s/he will become. Write some words that describe: Female Character Male Character __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 12. A Christmas CarolWrite a short paragraph describing Scrooge’s character -- what he is, what he was, what he will become. Write some words that describe: Bob Cratchit Marley __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ _________________ _________________2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 13. How I helped Superman and saved MetropolisSet the scene ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What was the problem with Superman?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Where were you?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________How did you become involved?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What was the solution to Superman’s problem?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________How did you / the other superheroes accomplish this?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Write a really exciting ending.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 14. How I helped Santa and saved ChristmasSet the scene ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What was the problem with Santa? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Where were you? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________How did you become involved? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What was the solution to Santa’s problem? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________How did you / Santa’s helpers accomplish this?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Write a really exciting ending.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 15. ConnectionsConnect each word in column A with the word it describes in column B:A Bfleet-footed deerbrilliant starhectic jewelleryfrigid mealexquisite weatherconcealed shoppingsatisfying presentsFill in the blanks with descriptive words:As I walked through the ___________ shopping mall, I began to feel______________ weary. The presents I had bought hung in_____________ bags from my fist. I was sweating and I could feel theweight of the bags and their _____________ handles digging into my______________ palms. I began to feel faint and stumbled against a________________ bench. I fell onto the ______________ floor ofthe mall just in front of a_____________ house which was a coffeeshop in the mall. I don’t remember just how long I lay there, but some_____________ person must have picked me up and placed meunder the ______________ red awning which covered the kiosk. Iopened my eyes and looked up into the _______________ eyes of a_______________ old gentleman, as he gave me a glass of___________ milk and a plate of ______________ cookies. 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 16. ConnectionsConnect each word in column A with the word it describes in column B:A Bfleet-footed reindeerrotund starbrilliant jewelleryhectic mealfrigid weatherexquisite shoppingconcealed Santasatisfying presentsFill in the blanks with descriptive words:As I walked through the ___________ shopping mall, I began to feel______________ weary. The presents I had bought hung in_____________ bags from my fist. I was sweating and I could feel theweight of the bags and their _____________ handles digging into my______________ palms. I began to feel faint and stumbled against a________________ bench. I fell onto the ______________ floor ofthe mall just in front of a_____________ structure which was Santa’shome in the mall. I don’t remember just how long I lay there, but some_____________ person must have picked me up and placed meunder the ______________ candy canes which lined Santa’s yard. Iopened my eyes and looked up into the _______________ eyes of a_______________ old gentleman dressed in white and red, as hegave me a glass of ___________ milk and a plate of______________ cookies. 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 17. CHANGES1. What 3 changes would you like to make in your life this year?Give a background for each change - examples of present behaviour.Say what you would like to change.Tell how you will go about making the change.2. What 3 changes would you like to see in your school this year?Give a background for the changes - examples of existing situations.State what needs to be changed.Tell how these changes can be accomplished.3. What 3 changes would you like to see in the world?Give a background for the changes - examples of existing problems.State what needs to be changed.Tell how we should go about making the changes. 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 18. Living in Your CountryWhat are some positive things about living in Your Country?What are some negative things about living in Your Country? Why would you recommend living in Your Country to someone from another country? 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 19. Living in CanadaWhat are some positive things about living in Canada?What are some negative things about living in Canada?Why would you recommend living in Canada to someone from another country? 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 20. Combining SentencesCombine these sentences to form a single sentence or longersentences.I ran quickly. It was raining. I had to catch the bus. The bus was going to thesubway station. The subway would take me downtown. I had an appointmentwith the dentist.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________It was really warm today. The children at school had gym class outside. Theyplayed soccer-baseball. Some were even playing in t-shirts. The smart oneskept their sweaters on.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________A little boy lived in a small town. He lived with his grandparents. His parentswere dead. They wanted him to grow up with people who loved him. Theywanted him to be with people who were responsible.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 21. cont’d…Canada is a huge country. It has a democratic government. The governmentprovides health care for everyone. It provides education for all children. Itprovides money for those who are unable to find work to support themselves.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________A lot of children play video games. These games follow a pattern of chases,crashes and killings. This leads many young people to imitate what they see onthese games. They sometimes use the images they see to try and solve theirproblems in real life.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Mighty Mouse streaked across the sky. He flew like a comet. He was headingfor the burning warehouse. The warehouse was ten storeys high. Five littlemice lay trapped beneath a steel beam. The beam had fallen from the ceiling.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2011 BoTree Learning www.botreelearning.com
  • 22. Contact Us:http://www.botreelearning.comEmail: info@botreelearning.comTel: 647-342-0349BoTree LearningAddress: 5 Nightingale Place Toronto, ON M1G 2E6 CanadaFrench Resources available from our website: Les Animaux Les Animaux de la Ferme Les Légumes Les Fruits Les Sports Le Français Niveau Intermédiaire Parlons FrançaisEnglish Resources available from our website: Learning to Read – Level 1 Learning to Read – Level 2 Learning to Read – Level 3 Writing Activities for the Junior-Intermediate Levels© 2011 BoTree Learning http://www.botreelearning.com