Collaborative Writing activity

We did this in class this week and it worked really well, give a different scenario to each group. After writing the letter one student from each group got together in new groups and had a role play dialogue discussing their new school in their various roles.

 

1) You are a new student – you come from the exchange school in Zurich

Write a letter to your family describing the school:

Talk about the physical aspect (buildings etc) and the lessons.

Talk about what you have done this week.

Give some examples about what you did on particular days (Monday, Tuesday, etc).

Talk about your plans for next weekend.

Choose one person in the group to write the letter, one to be responsible for checking the grammar (use your resources), one for the vocabulary (use your resources) and one for the organization and cohesion of the text.

 

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2) You are a new teacher

Write a letter to your family describing the school:

Talk about the physical aspect (buildings etc) and the lessons.

Talk about what you have done this week.

Give some examples about what you did on particular days (Monday, Tuesday, etc).

Talk about your plans for next weekend.

Choose one person in the group to write the letter, one to be responsible for checking the grammar (use your resources), one for the vocabulary (use your resources) and one for the organization and cohesion of the text.

 

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3) You’re a new student who has never been to Switzerland before, you come from another continent – you can choose

Write a letter to your family describing the school:

Talk about the physical aspect (buildings etc) and the lessons.

Talk about what you have done this week.

Give some examples about what you did on particular days (Monday, Tuesday, etc).

Talk about your plans for next weekend.

Choose one person in the group to write the letter, one to be responsible for checking the grammar (use your resources), one for the vocabulary (use your resources) and one for the organization and cohesion of the text.

 

4) You are a new student, you come from a school that had only 20 students and no outdoor area

Write a letter to your family describing the school:

Talk about the physical aspect (buildings etc) and the lessons.

Talk about what you have done this week.

Give some examples about what you did on particular days (Monday, Tuesday, etc).

Talk about your plans for next weekend.

Choose one person in the group to write the letter, one to be responsible for checking the grammar (use your resources), one for the vocabulary (use your resources) and one for the organization and cohesion of the text.

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5) You are a new student, you come from a school with 2,000 students and an enormous playground

Write a letter to your family describing the school:

Talk about the physical aspect (buildings etc) and the lessons.

Talk about what you have done this week.

Give some examples about what you did on particular days (Monday, Tuesday, etc).

Talk about your plans for next weekend.

Choose one person in the group to write the letter, one to be responsible for checking the grammar (use your resources), one for the vocabulary (use your resources) and one for the organization and cohesion of the text.

 

Let me know how you got on 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) You are a new student, you were living in awful conditions before and this school is the best thing that has ever happened to you.

Write a letter to your family describing the school:

Talk about the physical aspect (buildings etc) and the lessons.

Talk about what you have done this week.

Give some examples about what you did on particular days (Monday, Tuesday, etc).

Talk about your plans for next weekend.

 

Choose one person in the group to write the letter, one to be responsible for checking the grammar (use your resources), one for the vocabulary (use your resources) and one for the organization and cohesion of the text.

 

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7) You are a new student who has been sent here as a punishment.

Write a letter to your family describing the school:

Talk about the physical aspect (buildings etc) and the lessons.

Talk about what you have done this week.

Give some examples about what you did on particular days (Monday, Tuesday, etc).

Talk about your plans for next weekend.

 

Choose one person in the group to write the letter, one to be responsible for checking the grammar (use your resources), one for the vocabulary (use your resources) and one for the organization and cohesion of the text.

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I've been teaching English for a few years now and this blog is part of my never-ending quest to make learning English more fun, and easier for my students.
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