ESL Party Writing

There are ESL party writing tasks on this page that will give you experience of using party vocabulary. Doing writing tasks is a good way to learn new vocabulary as you are able to take your time and really choose the best word to use.

ESL party writing is important for you to help you learn party vocabulary.

When you speak or listen you do not have time to stop and look-up the meaning of words, but when writing you can do this. Therefore it is good to do writing tasks when you have time so you can choose and use the best possible word. If you need any help with the vocabulary to use when writing you can look at the ESL party vocabulary page.

This page has the four following exercises:

  • List of writing topics.
  • Writing a summary of a passage.
  • Writing a description of a picture.
  • Writing a role-play.

ESL Party Writing Exercises

Exercise 1 – Writing Topics

This first ESL party writing task has three topics that you should try to write something about. You should choose one of them and then try to write as much as possible. Use full sentences and paragraphs while including as much of the vocabulary as possible. By writing a lot and really trying to write well you will get good experience of using the vocabulary. Once you have finished writing the first topic you chose, you can write about one or both of the other topics.

  • Describe the different types of party that you have been to.
  • What would be the ideal party for you to go to?
  • At what type of parties are you likely to meet new people?

Exercise 2 – Writing a Summary

In this ESL party writing task you need to read the following passage and then rewrite it as a summary. This means that you need to try to use new words to say the same thing. The rewritten passage will contain the same information but different words will have been used to say it. A summary should also be shorter than the original, so cut out any bits that are not very important.

The Perfect Guest

Do you like going to the parties? What are your habits when attending a party? If you never host a party, you probably have no idea what makes a perfect party guest. 

There are three things that a perfect party guest should avoid. Firstly, do not show up right on time. Give the host 15 minutes after the stated start time to do last minute preparations. However, this would be an exception if you are invited to dinner parties where it is considered rude to show up more than 15 minutes late. Secondly, do not bring something that requires a lot of preparation space or kitchen time as this would make the situation chaotic. Lastly, do not leave without saying goodbye to your host. You should find your host and let them know that you enjoyed the party but it is time for you to leave.

On the other hand, there are four habits that should be adopted if you want to be a perfect guest. First and foremost, please reply (RSPV) the invitation. If you think you want to and can go to the party, say ‘yes’. It will give the host an idea on who will be coming to the party and how much food is needed. The second thing you need to do is offering to bring something. This is a standard party etiquette and also a way to help your host pay for the party. Another thing that a perfect guest does is talk to other guests who do not know a lot of people at the party. This will make them more comfortable during the party and the host does not need to worry much about them. 

Finally, do not forget to say thanks. Your host has worked hard preparing for the party so it will be greatly appreciated if you say thanks before leaving the party or send thank-you note via email or text message the next day.

Exercise 3 – Describing a Picture

In this ESL party writing exercise you need to look at the following picture and decide what is happening. Then you need to write a description of what the picture is showing. You can also explain what happened before the scene in the picture and what will happen next. Use full sentences and write as much as you can.

Exercise 4 – Writing Role-plays

In the last ESL party writing activity you need to write a role-play. There are two role-play situations, and you need to choose one of them. You need to write what the participants would say to each other. Each role-play has the location, situation and participants, so you just need to write what the people would say. When you have finished writing you should try to perform the role-play with some friends so you can get experience of speaking the words.

Role-play 1

  • Location: At a party.
  • Situation: A group of people are trying to decide if this is the best party they have ever been to.
  • Participants: Several people (at least 3).

Role-play 2

  • Location: In a corridor.
  • Situation: A person invites their friends to a party.
  • Participants: 1 person who is having the party and several friends who are being invited.


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