Developing your writing skills

Hello everyone!

How’s November treating you? It seems autumn has arrived to stay, and we love it! With rainy days we have more time, and it feels like we’re more motivated to go to classes and learn. So, today we bring you a special contribution by one of our teachers. She is enthusiastic and determined to help you all have a great experience when learning English with us.

Scroll down to read her text about how to improve your writings, you won’t regret it!

Hello everybody!

We all know that writings are an essential exercise when we are learning English, don’t we? So today we will talk about how to improve them.

How many of you have suffered from a lack of inspiration when trying to write a piece of work?  Honestly, it happens to me all the time! Synonyms , and a good range of adjectives, can be the difference between a plain composition and a brilliant piece of writing.

Let’s see some examples:

1a) Yesterday I went to the cinema because I wanted to see the film “Joker”. The cinema was full of people but I had a good time because the film was very good. I usually like action films and superhero films, so this one was a good choice.

-1b) I don’t recommend you watch the first “Game of Thrones” season. The plot is very bad and the actors are bad too. The actor who plays Jon Snow’s character is good, but the rest aren’t.

Well, they aren’t precisely a work of art. Let’s improve them!

2a) Yesterday I went to the cinema because I wanted to see “Joker”. The establishment was full of people but I loved it because the film was awesome. I usually enjoy action and superhero movies, so this one was an excellent choice.
2b) I don’t recommend you watch the first “Game of Thrones” season. The plot is terrible and the actors are awful. The performer who plays Jon Snow’s character is brilliant, but the rest are horrible.
Do you see the difference? If you become familiar with the use of different synonyms and avoid the use of “good” and “bad”, the quality of your writings will immediately increase. Here you have a list to help you with future compositions:

 

GOOD

BAD
Excellent

Amazing

Perfect

Outstanding

Brilliant

Awesome

Great

Exceptional

Wonderful

Lovely

Powerful

Positive

Interesting

Fantastic

Superb

 

Terrible

Awful

Horrible

Poor

Unacceptable

Substandard

Inferior

Atrocious

Nasty

Disgusting

Displeasing

Disagreeable

Miserable

Inadequate

Pathetic

 

 

 

Hope these writing tips will help you in your future works. Thanks for reading, and keep improving your English!

Thank you, Marta!! 😀

Didn’t I tell you she’s great? If you want to practise these tips, why don’t you try the following writing?

You have seen this announcement in an international English students magazine:

Reviews wanted!!

We are looking for films that have had an impact on people’s lives. Do you have a favourite one? Write to us explaining what the film is about, why you like it and whether you would recommend it to other students and why.

We will publish the best reviews in our next issue.

 

Write between 140-190 words and hand it to your ES teacher and we’ll be more than happy to give you feedback!

Have an awesome November!

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