Writing Essay’s – First steps.. Belinda Baardsen, American Ex Pat, ESL          Instructor, March 2013
Where do we begin?            What do            you think           you need to              start?
What else do we need? Something to write about!
I have an idea!         I want to write          about where I           live, so they         will come and              ...
Where do I begin?   Start from the beginning.
What do people need toknow about my town?             Where is it?          What are the famous places?                  W...
How do I describe my      town?           How about this – if you wanted to go        someplace – what would you want to k...
That’s all you are going to            say?                Where is Riyadh?                   Riyadh is in                ...
That’s it?      Riyadh!?
That’s not going to help you get to        50 words very fast!                    Try this:                I live in Riyad...
How many words is that?             That’s only             six words,            but it’s a stert!
What about spelling?               That’s only               six words,                but it’s a                  stert!
What about punctuation?                  Is it                  ok?
What’s next?       The next       question!
What are the famous      places?     What      are     they?
List one famous place in a             sentence.                        Punctuation?Spelling?                             ...
Ok, now you try it!            What other         famous places are            in Riyadh?
Where to eat?             List a few          restaurants you           enjoy, or have            heard about.
Where to stay?       List a few hotels       to stay in while      you are staying in            Riyadh.
How to travel in Riyadh?              How do you get              around Riyadh?
Let’s talk about punctuation!    ? ” ! ’, .        What are         these?
How do use them?          We use them to ask              questions.              Where?              What?              W...
Give examples of how we use punctuation in a sentence.                 What is he doing?                 Where is he going...
Capitalization! What’s         that?                      I like your Car.                  That’s a really Big tree!     ...
How do you spell that      word?               Choe?               Shuz?
Can I read it?      I can’t grade it if I can’t read it.
What should my paper look like?                                All about Riyadh              I live in Riyadh, which is in...
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Writing essays – first steps

  1. 1. Writing Essay’s – First steps.. Belinda Baardsen, American Ex Pat, ESL Instructor, March 2013
  2. 2. Where do we begin? What do you think you need to start?
  3. 3. What else do we need? Something to write about!
  4. 4. I have an idea! I want to write about where I live, so they will come and visit!
  5. 5. Where do I begin? Start from the beginning.
  6. 6. What do people need toknow about my town? Where is it? What are the famous places? Where to eat? Where to stay? How to travel?
  7. 7. How do I describe my town? How about this – if you wanted to go someplace – what would you want to know about it? Well, I would want to know the name of the place I was going. Why don’t we start with a name? Riyadh!
  8. 8. That’s all you are going to say? Where is Riyadh? Riyadh is in Saudi Arabia!
  9. 9. That’s it? Riyadh!?
  10. 10. That’s not going to help you get to 50 words very fast! Try this: I live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia!
  11. 11. How many words is that? That’s only six words, but it’s a stert!
  12. 12. What about spelling? That’s only six words, but it’s a stert!
  13. 13. What about punctuation? Is it ok?
  14. 14. What’s next? The next question!
  15. 15. What are the famous places? What are they?
  16. 16. List one famous place in a sentence. Punctuation?Spelling? There are famous places in Riyadh. The Kingdom Tower is amazing. How many words is that?
  17. 17. Ok, now you try it! What other famous places are in Riyadh?
  18. 18. Where to eat? List a few restaurants you enjoy, or have heard about.
  19. 19. Where to stay? List a few hotels to stay in while you are staying in Riyadh.
  20. 20. How to travel in Riyadh? How do you get around Riyadh?
  21. 21. Let’s talk about punctuation! ? ” ! ’, . What are these?
  22. 22. How do use them? We use them to ask questions. Where? What? Who? How? When? Is…? Are….? Do….?
  23. 23. Give examples of how we use punctuation in a sentence. What is he doing? Where is he going? Who is he? How will he do it? When will he do it? Is it he going? Are we going? Do we eat fish?
  24. 24. Capitalization! What’s that? I like your Car. That’s a really Big tree! Where are we goinG? WhY are wE goinG theRe? WhaT Kind of TREe is ThaT? WHAt is the name of thaT TOWn? Does youR DRIver take you everyWHere? Correct the mistakes.
  25. 25. How do you spell that word? Choe? Shuz?
  26. 26. Can I read it? I can’t grade it if I can’t read it.
  27. 27. What should my paper look like? All about Riyadh I live in Riyadh, which is in Saudi Arabia. There are many famous places to see in Riyadh. I can go to the Kingdom Tower, and see the entire city. I can eat at many different restaurants, but I prefer Saudi food over McDonalds because I don’t like fast food. I can stay in many different hotels, like the Ritz Carlton, which is really nice. It’s easy to get around Riyadh by car which is driven by a taxi, or a private driver. I love my city because it is beautiful, and I have a lot of fun with my family, and friends shopping. You should come and visit soon!

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