Ideias para praticar a escrita em inglês (parte 1) - Writing practice ideas


PERSUASIVE PROMPTS

1. What is your favorite television show? Write a paragraph persuading your classmates to watch the show.

2. Do you think your lunch period is long enough? How could you persuade your school to make it longer?

3. Do you think that weekends should be longer? In your answer, include persuasive reasons for extending weekends.

4. Some communities have a law banning skateboarding in public places. Do you agree or disagree with this law? Be sure to support your position.

5. Do you think a cat or a dog makes a better pet? Write a paragraph explaining your choice.

6. You have just heard about a well-paying babysitting job. Write a persuasive paragraph explaining why you would be an excellent choice for the job.

7. Your teacher said you could have a homework-free weekend if you give her a good reason for it. Write a speech that would convince her.

8. Make a list of five adjectives you could use to describe an ideal pet. Then use the words to write a description of this pet.

DESCRIPTIVE PROMPTS

Future tense - GOING TO exercises (with answers)


I'm going to stay at home.

A: I'm going to stay at home tomorrow. Are you going to watch the match tonight?
B: No, we aren't going to be at home.

** We use be going to + infinitive to talk about things we have decided to do or not to do in the future.

** We often use these time expressions when we talk about the future: tonight, tomorrow, next week/month/year, in January, in the summer, on Monday, this week/weekend/month.

1. Complete Matt's plans for the weekend. Use be going to and these verbs: ask, come, have, help, see, stay, take, use, visit.

a) I _____________________in bed on Saturday morning.
b) In the afternoon, I ___________________ my grandparents.
c) I _____________________ a film with my cousins on Saturday night.
d) We _____________________ a pizza in town before the film.
e) My friend Emma ________________________ with us.
f) On Sunday morning, my parents _____________________ us to the beach.
g) On Sunday afternoon, Emma ________________ me with my Business Studies project.
h) We _____________________ my brother's laptop.
i) I __________________ him about it tonight!

2. Complete the sentences. Use be going to and the verbs in brackets.

a) Tom's going to stay in bed on Sunday morning. He ______________ early. (not get up)
b) Lucy's going to meet Charlotte tomorrow, but they_________________ lunch together. (not have)
c) We're going to stay in a hotel. We ________________ with our cousins. (not stay)
d) Jennifer's going to take her skirt back to the shop. She _______________it. (not keep)
e) I'm going to work with animals. I _____________________ in an office. (not work)
f) My parents are going to paint the kitchen, but they __________________my bedroom. (not paint)

3. Write questions. Use be going to.

a) she / stay / with you on Sunday?
b) your friends / have / a party?
c) we / tell / Ryan about Carol?
d) what / you / do / in the summer?
e) Matt / learn / to drive next year?
f) where / they / stay?
g) you / see / Justin tomorrow?
h) he / move / here in September?

PRESENT PERFECT activity - grammar in context (with answers)


Complete the text with the correct answer.

I ______________ (1) a lot of strange things in my life, but this ____________ (2) definitely the strangest. A few years ago I ____________  (3) as a travelling librarian for the summer. Once a week we _____________ (4) to visit a small village in the middle of the country. One day a hen ___________ (5)  into the library and asked for three books. I don’t know about you, but I ___________ (6) a talking hen before. I was so surprised I gave her the books. The next week, when we came back, the hen _____________ (7) for us when we arrived. She gave me her books back and ____________ (8) for some more. This went on for a few weeks. I got curious. ____________ (9) really read all those books? I____________ (10) to follow her. The hen walked out of the village and into a field. In the middle of the field, there was a pond where a frog ____________ (11) for the hen. The hen ______________ (12) up to the frog and put the books down at his feet, one by one. As she put each book down at his feet, the frog looked up and said ____________ (13).

1) 've seen - was seeing - saw
2) has been - was being - was
3) have worked - was working - worked
4) went - been - gone
5) was coming - has come - came
6) never saw - never see - have never seen
7) waited - have waited - was waiting
8) asked - didn't ask - was asking
9) Did the hen - Was the hen - The hen did
10) was deciding - decided - decide
11) waited - were waiting - was waiting
12) was walking - walks - walked
13) I've read it - I was reading it - I read it 

Respostas dos exercícios verbo TO BE no passado (was-were)

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1. Sublinhe a resposta correta.

Exemplo:
Helen was/were in hospital yesterday.

a) These shoes was /were very expensive.
b) That shop was /were shut last week.
c) Joe was /were here last night.
d) I was/were ill yesterday.
e) We was/were very busy two weeks ago.
f) Our hotel was/were very clean.
g) You was/were brilliant!
h) My parents was/were in Italy in March.
i) I was/were very happy last year.
j) Kate was/were at home yesterday.

2. Complete as frases com was, wasn't, were ou weren't.

a) Victoria was at drama school, too, but she wasn't at my school in Cardiff.
b) Tom was in Cardiff from January to April. He wasn't there in May.
c) Pedro and I were at the same school, but we weren't in the same class.
d) Mark and Amanda were in Cardiff last year, too, but they weren't at drama school. They were at university.
e) The course wasn't easy. Last term was very difficult.
f) I wasn't happy! I was worried a lot of the time.

3. Forme perguntas com was ou were.
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