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ESL Writing Exercises - REPORTS




ESL writing exercises - tips for reports:

  • ANSWER THE QUESTION
  • PLAN your report.
  • Make sure you have at least 4 paragraphs.
  • Every paragraph should have a heading which explains what the paragraph is about.
  • You first paragraph heading will be INTRODUCTION and your last, CONCLUSION
  • Always start with To: E.g. To: Ms Jones
  • Put From: on the line below and then add your name.
  • Put Subject: on the next line. Choose a heading that describes clearly what the report is about.
  • You do not need to put the date but you can if you want to.
  • Use formal language.
  • Do not use contractions.
  • Try to make recommendations in the final paragraph.
  • REVISE your report to correct mistakes.

Useful phrases for ESL Writing Exercises - Reports

Introductory Information:

  • To:
  • From:
  • Subject:
  • Date:

Headings - to include:

  • Introduction:
  • Subject of each paragraph:
  • Conclusion or recommendation(s):

Introductory Paragraph

  • As requested I have .....
  • This involved visiting .......
  • This involved looking at .......
  • This involved investigating .....
  • My findings are outlined below.
  • My findings are presented below.
  • I outline my findings below.

Recommending:

  • I would like to suggest ......
  • I would like to recommend ......
  • I therefore suggest ......
  • I therefore recommend ......
  • I therefore suggest that we do not ......
  • I therefore recommend that we do not ......
  • I therefore do not suggest ......
  • I therefore do not recommend ......
  • I therefore recommend ......
  • I believe we should recommend ......
  • I believe we should not recommend ......
  • You may wish to consider ......

Reports - SAMPLE QUESTIONS

ESL Writing - Reports - Sample Question 1

Write 120-180 words for FCE writing or 250 plus words for Advanced students in an appropriate style.

You help out at a music festival which is held in your town every year. This takes place outdoors over one weekend. The organisers want to improve the festival and so have asked you to write a short report. You should comment on the site, the programme, the food and other facilities, the cost and anything else you consider relevant.

Write your report.

ESL Writing Exercises - Reports - Sample Question 2

Write 120-180 words for FCE writing or 250 plus words for Advanced students in an appropriate style.

Some American students are on an exchange programme with your college for a month. The college has asked you to write a report on entertainment in your area for the teacher who is in charge of the group. You should give advice on such things as types of entertainment, venues and prices.

Write your report.

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