Second Language Acquisition: 
Lesson 3: Describe the situation
in English.

Many people are looking for a way to improve their second language acquisition (for most of you this is English). One way that I thought might help you would be to focus on describing or explaining real life situations, in English.

Trying to learn a new language does not have to be difficult, as long as you know these 3 basic truths:

1) Learning a language is a lifetime commitment.  You will always be improving and learning new things.

2) Doing activities that you enjoy will allow you to maintain your learning for the rest of your life.  If you force yourself to do things that bore you or are not interesting you will probably stop trying.

3) There will be times when you are frustrated, embarrassed or angry about your progression.  Maybe you aren't progressing fast enough.  Maybe you keep making embarrassing mistakes.  Whatever the situation is just know that as long as you don't stop trying you will learn English.

Today I'd like to help you focus on your writing.  This activity could also be used as a speaking activity as well.  

This assignment in my writing workshop is going to be a challenge. I want to you try and be as creative and descriptive as possible.

Imagine that you are shopping one day and you are robbed. Someone steals your wallet or purse. I'd like you to pretend that I am a policeman. Tell me what happened.

Good luck!

Need some inspiration?

Officer! I've just been robbed!  I was window shopping outside Zara and someone bumped into me.  They apologized and walked away quickly and that is when I noticed my purse was open.  

I yelled at them to stop but they started to run.  Everyone just stood there watching.  No one tried to stop him.  But I think people were scared.  I could have had a gun or knife on him.

He got all my credit cards and $100 cash.  What am I going to do!?

Now try Lesson 4: Proofreading your Resume and CV

If this is your first time doing the writing workshop visit the writing workshop page to find more assignments and exercises.

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To improve your second language acquisition HERE is a list of ideas for practising your English.

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Excuse me sir, I’ve robbed by someone . i was walking through this street, somebody came and pull my handbag. I was try to stop him. He pulled the bag …

An Unhappy Accident 
Please mr. policeman officer , please help me! I must report a robbery! I was walking on the Avenue 15th street no 15 when I saw I nice red dress …

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