We had the chance in class to talk about students' work on the web too, how important it is focussing on formal correctness before writing.
It's very important to employ directly the English we know when we write, producing sentences for a cohesive and consistent text.
All the times you write, think of the reader of your text.
Either they are articles, or essays, or letters, they have to be addressed to the point, directly, essentially, using short and concise sentences, short paragraphs.
Thinking and writing directly in English is a training, avoiding our first language, but it's worth because it simplifies work and builds up patterns for any next time.
Today, to practice English, find here a Photo Description, choosing among the expressions we are giving you:
at the top, in the background, in the distance, in the middle, in the foreground next to me, in the bottom right-hand corner, in the top left-hand corner, on the right, on the left.
You can connect these expressions with your impressions, comments, ideas, Low and Intermediate Level, or just describe using your vocabulary, Elementary Level.
Describing and comparing/contrasting photographs is also a part of the oral test you have to face when passing the First Examinations, Cambridge Language Assessment, Intermediate Level, but also your Elementary skills can benefit by practicing.
To better create a context, if you like, you can do your own research about the place where the photo has been taken, and integrate your description with comments and news you have found.
Any other idea of yours is very welcome.
All the best, enjoy your English,
Anna - Coordinator
(Source, Newsweek, December 3, 2012)